Bret Bielema isn’t much liked in SEC corridors. Maybe it’s because he was Wisconsin’s head coach. Maybe it’s because of his wife and her tweeting ways. Maybe it’s because he hasn’t won a SEC game.

Anyway, Arkansas fans will certainly like him a lot better after a solid National Signing Day – which included getting a player to come play for him instead of National Champion Florida State. That was the case with 4-star athlete JoJo Robinson . Robinson had been pursued by LSU, Auburn and Miami, too. They think he might be the next great UA punt/kick returner. We can’t wait.

Anyway, Bielema has always been pretty good at getting running backs, and he added one more in Juan Day. Day will be one of the back-ups for Alex Collins, who’s going to be one of the SEC’s most underrated running backs this year…again.

But to stop Collins getting killed, Bielema needed to shore up his offensive line, he got O-Lineman Brian Wallace, beating out Missouri and Alabama to the player’s signature. He also added Frank Ragnow (also offered by Florida State), and Jovan Pruitt (also recruited heavily by Texas).

On the other side of the ball, he got Bijhon Jackson, who decided to stay in-state instead of taking Alabama, Ole Miss and Arkansas State on their offers. The pick-up of DB Dwayne Eugene was a nice one too. He could be under-the-radar and playing with a chip on his shoulder after not getting offers from any other SEC school.

ESPN ranks Arkansas’ solid signing day 30th. As does 247.

 

 

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