Friday, January 23, 2009

4 Star Becomes #29 for Petrino

Today Arkansas saw another boost to its booming recruiting class for 2009. With two weeks left to go, Razorback coaches are closing in on their final recruits, and they are all highly touted. Anthony Leon is no exception. Leon, a 6'3" 220 lb.4.5 40 safety from College of the Sequoias in California made his commitment to Arkansas known this afternoon. Rivals rates Leon a 4 star player. Defensive Back coach and Defensive Coordinator Willy Robinson, who also happened to play at the College of Sequoias, was Leon's lead recruiter. Leon played high school football in Florida and later committed to Florida State in 2006 where he played 8 games before transferring. Leon was rated the 10th best safety in the 2006 recruiting class.

This commitment makes Arkansas's defensive backfield for the 2009 class one of the strongest, if not THE strongest in Razorback history. Currently it ranks as the 2nd best in the nation by Rivals. Hog fans can and should expect much from this bunch in the coming years.

Petrino will spend the following two weeks focusing on closing out this outstanding class by targeting a very small handful of players that he wants.

This weekend, Arkansas is hosting Razorback commitment Rickey Johnson to try and solidify his commitment. Recently, he has decided to look closely at Tulsa. Petrino and other coaches recruiting Johnson will meet in Fayetteville to discuss his current status. Petrino is also hosting a potential walk-on for offensive line. David Hurd of West Monroe is the potential Offensive Lineman.

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