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The Recruiting Guy:
Hogs land 4-star QB Malik Hornsby
Arkansas has landed ESPN 4-star quarterback Malik Hornsby a week and half after he made an official visit to Fayetteville.
Hornsby, 6-2, 175 pounds, of Missouri City, (Texas) Fort Bend Marshall chose the Hogs over Baylor, Texas A&M and Purdue mainly based off his relationship with offensive coordinator Kendal Briles.
"That relationship means a lot,” said Hornsby after his Jan. 24-26 visit. “As everyone knows, Coach Briles has been recruiting me since I was a freshman and he was at UH (Houston). I've been the quarterback he's wanted for the longest."
Hornsby, who was 25-3 as starter the past two seasons, completed 115 of 201 passes for 2,163 yards and 26 touchdowns while rushing for 1,427 yards and 15 touchdowns as a senior.
He said Florida graduate transfer quarterback Feleipe Franks being in Fayetteville was a plus.
"It actually helps,” Hornsby said. “Like I said, I want to come in and play. But if I don't, if it's not like that I wouldn't mind learning from him."
He has recorded 10.88 seconds in the 100 meters and 22.39 in 200. ESPN also rates him the No. 9 dual-threat quarterback and the No. 228 overall prospect in the nation.
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