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Get to know: 2023 TE commitment Jaden Hamm
Arkansas junior tight end commitment Jaden Hamm picked the Razorbacks over an impressive list of offers on Aug. 14.
Hamm, 6-6, 225 pounds, chose Arkansas over 12 other scholarship offers from Michigan, Tennessee, Penn State, Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma State, Missouri, Nebraska, TCU, Iowa State and other programs.
ESPN rates Hamm a 4-star prospect prospect, the No. 8 tight end and No. 232 overall recruit for the 2023 class.
City: Eudora, Kan.
Bench press: 240 pounds
Squat: 365 pounds
Arkansas tight ends coach Dowell Loggains is: My main man. He is a fantastic guy and I go to him with all my questions and problems about everything in life.
Number of years playing football: 8
Favorite thing about playing TE: Being versatile
If I couldn't play football, I would want to star in: Basketball
I'm happiest when I: Am just watching football with the guys
My mom is always on me to do: My laundry
Favorite NFL player: Tony Gonzalez
Favorite music: I listen to about anything
Must-watch TV show: Rick and Morty
How would you spend $1 million: Cars, shoes and clothes
What superpower would you choose if given the option: Super speed
My two pet peeves are: Dirty phones and unclean cars
If you could meet a famous person, who would it be: Ray Lewis, because of his inspiration and public display of communication
My hidden talent is: 8-ball pool
Your favorite fast-food chain and why: Raising Cane's, because of just how freshly fried and tasty everything is
I will never ever eat: Strawberry-flavored chocolate
Favorite junk food: Honey buns
My favorite sweet tooth craving is: Oreos
Strangest thing I’ve ever eaten: Alligator jerky
My dream date is: Scarlett Johansson
I’m terrified of: Paranormal things
Hobbies: Sports, lifting and relaxing
The one thing I could not live without is: Headphones
Three words to describe me: Tall, athletic, outgoing
People would be surprised that I: Enjoy golfing
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