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Arkansas enjoys big recruiting week

Arkansas enjoyed a big week on the recruiting trail, landing seven commitments for the 2014 recruiting class and another for 2015.

Four of the 2014 commitments came Saturday, when Dutchtown (La.) receivers Torrance Mosley and Corey McBride, Metairie (LA) Archbishop Rummel High cornerback Henre’ Toliver and linebacker Dwayne Eugene announced plans to become Razorbacks. They joined Dallas Bishop Dunne offensive lineman Jovan Pruitt, Grossmont (Calif.) Community College cornerback Kweishi Brown, and Lassiter (Ga.) cornerback Chris Murphy as Arkansas commitments this week.

Arkansas also added a verbal commitment for 2015 in Conway High offensive lineman Colton Jackson on Saturday. Verbal commitments are non-binding.

Below are the recruiting ratings for the seven 2014 verbal commitments from the weekend:

OT Jovan Pruitt (Four stars - Scout.com; Three stars - Rivals.com; Three stars - 247Sports)

CB Henre’ Toliver (Three stars - Scout.com; Two stars - Rivals.com; Four stars - 247Sports)

CB Chris Murphy (Three stars - Scout.com; Three stars - Rivals.com; Three stars 247Sports)

WR Corey McBride (Two stars - Scout.com; No ranking - Rivals.com; Three stars - 247Sports)

WR Torrance Mosley (Two stars - Scout.com; No ranking - Rivals.com; Three stars - 247Sports)

LB Dwayne Eugene (Two stars - Scout.com; Two stars - Rivals.com; Three stars - 247Sports)

DB Kweishi Brown (Two stars - Scout.com; Three stars - Rivals.com; Three stars - 247Sports)

Arkansas now has 12 verbal commitments for 2014 and the additions have helped the Hogs climb a few spots in the team rankings (40th according to Scout.com, 36th by Rivals.com and 33rd by 247Sports). However, the Razorbacks still remain near the bottom of the SEC in recruiting rankings for 2014.

But that wasn’t exactly on Bielema’s mind over the weekend.

“Recruiting is a process and that process is really starting to be rewarding. This day is going up, up, up! #hardworkpaysoff #NeverYield,” Bielema tweeted Friday.

— Robbie Neiswanger

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