Matt Jones is the online sports director for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. A double graduate of the University of Arkansas, he is a member of the Football Writers Association of America and National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, and voter for the Biletnikoff Award.
McKinney, Bonfield highlight Diamond Hogs' class
Ankeny, Iowa pitcher Keaton McKinney signed a letter of intent to play at Arkansas.
Two of the nation's top baseball prospects signed to play at Arkansas on Wednesday and a handful of others are expected to follow in the next week.
*Jack Benninghoff, OF, 6-0, 190, Overland Park (Rockhurst), Kan.
*Luke Bonfield, OF, 6-2, 190, Bradenton (IMG Academy), Fla.
*Matt Campbell, INF, 6-0, 170, Chesapeake, Va. (North Carolina, McLennan CC)
*Mark Clark, OF, 6-5, 200, Fort Smith (Southside), Ark.
*Ryan Fant, LHP, 6-5, 210, Texarkana (Texas High), Texas
*Keith Greishaber, INF, 6-2, 182, Chesterfield (Marquette), Mo.
Mark Hammel, RHP, 6-0, 195, Cypress (Woods), Texas
*Sam Hentges, INF, 6-6, 245, Shoreview (Mounds View), Minn.
*Trenton Hill, LHP/DH, 6-3, 200, Bentonville, Ark. (Maple Woods CC)
*Max Hogan, INF, 5-11, 195, Belton, Texas (Dallas Baptist, McLennan CC)
*Keaton McKinney, RHP, 6-5, 225, Ankeny, Iowa
*Kyle Pate, LHP, 6-1, 190, Fayetteville, Ark.
*Jonah Patten, RHP, 6-3, 200, Ossian (Norwell), Ind.
*Nathan Rodriguez, C, 5-11, 190, Placentia (El Dorado), Calif.
Darien Simms, OF, 5-8, 140, Spring (Northland Christian), Texas
*Chad Spanberger, C, 6-3, 210, Granite City, Ill.
*Blake Wiggins, INF, 6-1, 195, Little Rock (Pulaski Academy), Ark.
*- Denotes player signed a national letter of intent
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