Where Arkansas' 2018 de-commitments signed

By: Matt Jones
Published: Thursday, February 8, 2018
Pulaski Academy senior Luke Jones gets a hug from his mother, Terry, after signing to play football at Notre Dame on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, in Little Rock. Jones, an offensive lineman, was one of 10 players who de-committed from Arkansas in the class of 2018.
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Pulaski Academy senior Luke Jones gets a hug from his mother, Terry, after signing to play football at Notre Dame on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, in Little Rock. Jones, an offensive lineman, was one of 10 players who de-committed from Arkansas in the class of 2018.

— The look of Arkansas' 2018 signing class changed dramatically in the last eight months.

Ten players who originally committed to the Razorbacks ended up signing elsewhere, either because of Arkansas' change in head coaches or because of a change of heart. Only four players - quarterback Connor Noland, linebacker Bumper Pool, offensive lineman Noah Gatlin and defenisve lineman Isaiah Nichols - remained committed to Arkansas after Bret Bielema was replaced with Chad Morris following the 2017 season.

Arkansas also had a de-commitment from quarterback Ty Evans in the class of 2019 following the coaching change. Evans, from the Denver area, has since committed to play at Colorado but will not be able to sign until December.

Here is a look at 10 former Arkansas commits who will play elsewhere in 2018.

Noah Banks, OL, Pensacola, Fla. (Iowa Western CC)

Committed to Arkansas: Nov. 8, 2017

De-Committed from Arkansas: Dec. 19, 2017

Signed With: Florida, Early Signing Period

Sean Michael Flanagan, ATH, Charleston

Committed to Arkansas: June 3, 2017

De-Committed from Arkansas: Dec. 18, 2017

Signed With: Oklahoma State, Early Signing Period

Luke Ford, TE, Carterville, Ill.

Committed to Arkansas: March 14, 2017

De-Committed from Arkansas: June 18, 2017

Signed With: Georgia, Early Signing Period

Jeremy Gibson, RB, Reserve (Riverside), La.

Committed to Arkansas: June 4, 2017

De-Committed from Arkansas: Dec. 12, 2017

Signed With: Southwest Mississippi Community College, Late Signing Period

Emmit Gooden, DL, Brownsville, Tenn. (Independence CC)

Committed to Arkansas: June 18, 2017

De-Committed from Arkansas: Unknown

Signed With: Tennessee, Late Signing Period

Byron Hanspard, CB, DeSoto, Texas

Committed to Arkansas: March 15, 2017

De-Committed from Arkansas: Nov. 29, 2017

Signed With: Baylor, Early Signing Period

Luke Jones, OL, Little Rock (Pulaski Academy)

Committed to Arkansas: July 22, 2017

De-Committed from Arkansas: Dec. 27, 2017

Signed With: Notre Dame, Late Signing Period

Tanner McCalister, CB, Rockwall (Rockwall-Heath), Texas

Committed to Arkansas: June 5, 2017

De-Committed from Arkansas: Nov. 30, 2017

Signed With: Oklahoma State, Early Signing Period

John Mincey, DL, Homerville (Clinch County), Ga.

Committed to Arkansas: July 25, 2017

De-Committed from Arkansas: Jan. 11, 2018

Signed With: Tennessee, Late Signing Period

Maureese Wren, WR, Mesquite (Horn), Texas

Committed to Arkansas: Aug. 2, 2017

De-Committed from Arkansas: Sept. 22, 2017

Signed With: Louisiana Tech, Early Signing Period

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