4-Star TE Luke Ford Commits To Arkansas Razorbacks

    Four-star tight end Luke Ford committed to Arkansas on Tuesday, giving the Razorbacks three total commits in the 2018 recruiting class.

    March 14, 2017

    Four-star tight end Luke Ford committed to Arkansas on Tuesday, giving the Razorbacks three total commits in the 2018 recruiting class. 


    The Razorbacks’ 2018 recruiting class is off to a diverse start.

    After landing Greenwood, Arkansas native and 4-star quarterback Connor Noland last July, Brett Bielema’s staff reached into Allen, Texas to nab 4-star linebacker Bumper Pool. And on Tuesday, the Razorbacks plucked their third commit out of Carterville, Illinois.

    Four-star tight end Luke Ford committed to Arkansas despite holding additional offers from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Louisville, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and others. His pledge comes on the heels of an unofficial visit to Fayetteville on Monday. That trip to Arkansas came three days after he spent an unofficial visit checking out his home-state Fighting Illini.

    Ford released a brief statement regarding his decision to join Arkansas’ class.

    “I’m super excited to be able to commit to furthering my academic and athletic career at the University of Arkansas! Tight End U!”

    The Tight End U claim isn’t unfounded. The Razorbacks have seen four of their tight ends get drafted since the 2011 NFL Draft. Last year, Hunter Henry was taken at No. 35 overall by the Los Angeles Chargers. Three or four years from now, Ford could be next.

    He certainly will enter the next level with a ton of skill. At 6-foot-6, 250 lbs Ford is a legitimate receiving threat. He attacks the football at its highest point, and he has excellent hands with a wide catch radius. Pair those traits with an ability to tack on yards after the catch, and Bielema will be anxious to insert Ford into the starting lineup once the 2018 season rolls around.

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