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The Recruiting Guy:
Georgia LB commits to Arkansas
2023 LB Everett Roussaw
Junior linebacker Everett Roussaw committed to Arkansas early Sunday morning after visiting Fayetteville on Saturday.
Roussaw, 6-2, 215 pounds, of Ellenwood (Ga.) Cedar Grove chose the Razorbacks over offers from Missouri, Mississippi State, Virginia Tech, Central Florida, Coastal Carolina and North Carolina-Charlotte.
He earned his offer from Arkansas during a summer camp in Fayetteville last June.
He was recruited by linebackers coach Michael Scherer and running backs coach Jimmy Smith, who coached Cedar Grove to two state titles in 2016 and 2018.
Arkansas freshman running back Rashod Dubinion and Roussaw led Cedar Grove to the Georgia 3A state title in 2021.
Roussaw had 95 tackles, 4 interceptions and 4 recovered fumbles, including 1 scoop and score during his junior season.
National recruiting analyst Tom Lemming of CBS Sports Network has Roussaw as a 3-star-plus prospect.
"Good player and on a very good team," Lemming said. "He’s a 3-star-plus prospect who runs well and make plays. He's close to being a 4-star."
ESPN ranked Arkansas’ 2023 class No. 4 nationally before this weekend's commitments of 4-star tight end Luke Hasz and Roussaw.
Roussaw is the eighth commitment for the 2023 class.
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