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The Arkansas Razorbacks land QB commitment Lucas Coley from San Antonio (TX).  Cornerstone Christian quarterback Lucas Coley has committed to become a Hog.  He went public with his decision during a local new broadcast around 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, becoming the tenth verbal commitment for the Class of 2021.

Coley, 6-1 203, chose to become a Hog over Virginia Tech, Louisville, Washington State, Houston, UCF, USF, Vanderbilt as well as others.  The Texas native is Arkansas’ second quarterback commit in this year’s cycle who will join fellow three-star Landon Rogers of Little Rock (AR) from Parkview HS.

“I’m feeling blessed.  It’s not just a 4-year decision, it’s a 30-year decision,” Coley said on KSAT 12.  “I’m very excited and happy with the decision I made.  The University of Arkansas.”

Coley was offered by the Arkansas staff on April 15th, and was recruited by Offensive Coordinator Kendal Briles.  Last year Coley made an unofficial visit to the Hill as well as conducting a virtual visit with the Hogs on June 1.  “It’s a very big family up there.  Coach Briles, Coach Pittman, they’re going to turn that around and they bring great leadership.  We’re going to kick off this class with a boom and go win some championships.”

The quarterback had originally set to make his decision on May 5, but new interests from Arkansas, Clemson, Louisville, Virginia Tech, and others made him decide to think more on his situation and re-evaluate what he wanted to do with his future.  

According to the 247Sports Composite rankings, Coley is a three-star prospect, the No. 19 dual-threat quarterback in the nation, and the No. 94 overall player in the state of Texas for the Class of 2021.  247Sports lists him a the No. 28 dual-threat and the No. 189 player in his home state of Texas.  

With Coley coming aboard, the Razorbacks class is up to ten commitments including seven that are expected to play offense on the Hill.  The offensive group consists of Coley, Rogers, Rockledge (FL) athlete Raheim Sanders, Midwest City (OK) Carl Albert running back Javion Hunt, DeSoto (TX) wide receiver Jaedon Wilson, Wynne (AR) offensive lineman Terry Wells, and Bogata (TX) Rivercrest offensive lineman Cole Carson. 

Arkansas will loose two scholarship quarterbacks after this coming season — Feleipe Franks and Jack Lindsey to graduation.  The current group of Hog quarterbacks that will be on the Hill with Coley will be redshirt-sophomore John Stephen Jones, redshirt-freshman KJ Jefferson, and true freshman Malik Hornsby.

Sam Pittman and his new staff of coaches on the Hill are truly bringing back the fire to the Arkansas program.  Players are commiting from all over with nothing but good things to say about this coach and his staff.  There is a whole new buzz going around the Arkansas football program from new comers and athletes currently on the Hill that has not been heard from for many years.  The Hogs under new coach Sam Pittman have a fire lit that should be burning for years to come.  For the first time in many years there is a Razorback spirit around our football program with players currently and coming that want nothing but to make the Razorback’s a Championship team.  Each player and coach is committed to this program like Hog fans have not seen in years.  There is going to be a drive and spirit through this program starting in 2020. 

Justin Garrison
Football Sports Writer for Natural State Sports Co-Host of Thursday night live show "The Sports Junkies" along side Steve Hinson