NOTE: Classification listed is as of fall 2006

Freddie Barnett, DT, JR, 6-2, 300, Texarkana, Ark. (Arkansas HS / Trinity Valley CC)

Ramon Broadway, ATH, FR, 5-9 1/2, 185, Shreveport, La. (Evangel Christian Academy)

Ben Cleveland, TE, FR, 6-4 1/2, 248, Springdale, Ark. (Springdale HS)

London Crawford, WR, FR, 6-3, 205, Mobile, Ala. (Davidson HS)

Adrian Davis, OLB, FR, 6-4, 200, Rosenberg, Texas (Terry HS)

Wendel Davis, LB, FR, 6-1, 210, Sweeny, Texas (Sweeny HS)

Ray Dominguez, OL, FR, 6-5, 260, Bainbridge, Ga. (Bainbridge HS)

Allen Gardner, WR, FR, 6-6, 210, Dallas, Texas (Carter HS)

Chip Gregory, S / OLB, FR, 6-4, 215, Allen, Texas (American Heritage Academy)

Jim Hart, OT, FR, 6-6, 295, Pocahontas, Ark. (Pocahontas HS)

Matt Hewitt, S, JR, 6-3, 208, Englewood, N.J. (Dwight Morrow HS / Alfred State CC)

DeMarcus Love, OG, FR, 6-5, 295, Lancaster, Texas (Carter HS)

Mitch Mustain, QB, FR, 6-3, 205, Springdale, Ark. (Springdale HS)

Andrew Norman, WR, FR, 6-2, 180, Springdale, Ark. (Springdale HS)

Jerell Norton, CB, FR, 6-1, 180, Cedar Hill, Texas (Cedar Hill HS)

Ryan Powers, RB / LB, FR, 6-2, 200, Athens, Ala. (Tanner HS)

Carlton Salters, WR, FR, 6-0, 185, Tallahassee, Fla. (North Florida Christian HS)

Donnell Sanders, DE, FR, 6-3, 225, College Park, Ga. (North Clayton HS)

Malcolm Sheppard, DL, FR, 6-2 1/2, 250, Bainbridge, Ga. (Bainbridge HS)

Van Stumon, LB, FR, 6-4, 238, North Little Rock, Ark. (North Little Rock HS)

Chris Wade, DE, JR, 6-6, 255, Broken Arrow, Okla. (Broken Arrow HS / Northeastern Oklahoma A&M)

Marques Wade, WR, FR, 6-4, 185, Ellenwood, Ga. (Martin Luther King HS)

John West, S, JR, 6-2, 205, Milwaukee, Wis. (Oak Creek HS / North Dakota State College of Sciences)

Torian Wilkins, TB, FR, 5-9, 185, Katy, Texas (Brookshire Royal HS)

Damian Williams, WR, FR, 6-1 1/2, 188, Springdale, Ark. (Springdale HS)

Derrick “Dee” Williams, WR, FR, 6-2, 200, Ashdown, Ark. (Ashdown HS)

 

SIGNING DAY BIOS

 

FREDDIE BARNETT

DT JR 6-2 300 Texarkana, Ark. (Arkansas HS / Trinity Valley CC)

40-yard dash: 5.0

 

He originally signed with Arkansas in 2004 before attending Trinity Valley Community College. He earned 2005 preseason first-team JC Gridwire All-America honors as a sophomore for Coach Mark Sartain. He helped lead his team to a conference and regional title and a berth in a bowl game. As a sophomore, he recorded 30 tackles with two sacks in helping the Cardinals go 9-3 with conference and regional titles. TVCC topped Northeast Mississippi, 24-14, in the Pilgrim’s Pride Bowl Classic. In his freshman season, he was named as the 2004 Southwest Junior College Conference Defensive Player of the Year. He also earned all-league honors in his first season at Trinity after he racked up 51 tackles and six sacks.  He also earned a spot on the school’s honor roll in both semesters. A standout at Texarkana High School for Coach Bill Keopple, he earned a spot on The Associated Press Arkansas Super Team and the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette All-Arkansas Team as a senior. He was also selected to the Arkansas NBC People’s Choice team. He tallied 60 tackles including 15 tackles for loss and eight sacks as a senior. He also blocked five kicks in his final prep campaign. He played in only five games as a junior due to a sprained knee injury. He was named the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Defensive Player of the Year as a sophomore after racking up 97 tackles, including 49 unassisted stops, and eight sacks. He also forced three fumbles and recovered two fumbles. He also earned first-team all-conference honors as a sophomore. He benched 400 pounds and earned a squat lift of 550 pounds in high school. He was nominated to participate in the Down Under Bowl in Australia.  Rivals.com rated him as the No. 20 junior college prospect in the country. Following his senior year in high school (2003), Rivals.com tabbed him as the No. 5 prospect in Arkansas while HawgSports.com ranked him as the No. 4 player in the state. Max Emfinger ranked him as the No. 17 nose tackle in the country out of high school. He was rated as the No. 42 defensive tackle in the nation and the No. 4 recruit in Arkansas by Rivals.com in 2004. At the same time, SuperPrep rated him as the No. 4 prospect in Arkansas and The Morning News rated him as the No. 7 prospect in the state. He also ranked as the No. 91 overall prospect and the No. 12 defensive tackle in the nation by The Insiders.com. He was listed as one of the nation’s “Super Prospects” by College Sports.com following his final prep campaign. His nickname is “Big Train.” He has a 450-pound bench press and can squat 600 pounds. His brother, Brandon, signed with Arkansas in 2005, but instead enrolled at Butler County [Kan.] Community College. He was also recruited by Washington State, Miami (Fla.), and Southern California as a junior college player. He was also recruited by LSU, Missouri, Miami and UCLA out of high school.

 

 

RAMON BROADWAY

ATH FR 5-9 1/2 185 Shreveport, La. (Evangel Christian Academy)

40-yard dash: 4.35

 

He was named to the first-team Louisiana Sports Writers Association all-state team for Coach Dennis Dunn after helping the Eagles win the 1A state championship only a year removed from the school winning a state title at the 5A level. The school was forced to 1A because of state regulations regarding enrollment. The cornerback was a four-year starter at Evangel and earned first-team all-state 1A honors from the Baton Rouge Advocate. The same outlet also recognized him as an Advocate Super Dozen honorable mention selection. He was named to the Shreveport Times All-Area team and the Monroe News-Star All-Louisiana team. He was also recognized as one of the state’s top prospects by The Times-Picayune in New Orleans. In one game in his senior season, he returned a kickoff 75 yards for a touchdown and an interception for 64 yards and a score. He also scored a two-yard touchdown on the ground in the same game. He totaled seven kick returns for touchdowns as a senior. Against the No. 1 team in the state, he returned the opening kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown. He was part of a state championship squad that finished 11-3 as a junior. He made five catches for 18 yards. He also returned three kickoffs for 70 yards and had 28 tackles, including three tackles for loss (-23), and an interception. He played with fellow UA signees Ben Cleveland, London Crawford and Damian Williams in the Max Emfinger All-Star Game in Shreveport, La., following his senior season. He was ranked as the No. 48 overall prospect out of Louisiana by Dandy Don’s Top Prospects. He earned a 36-inch vertical jump as a prepster. He was also recruited by a number of schools including Michigan, Northwestern, Southern Miss, Louisiana Tech and Louisiana-Monroe.

 

 

BEN CLEVELAND

TE FR 6-4 1/2 248 Springdale, Ark. (Springdale HS)

40-yard dash: 4.6

 

He was named to the 2005 Arkansas Super Team by The Associated Press at tight end. He was also named to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette All-Arkansas team as a tight end. He also played linebacker/defensive end for the Bulldogs. As a senior, he caught 23 passes for 338 yards and five touchdowns. On defense, he made 64 tackles as an end, including 39 solo stops. He was teammates with fellow UA signees Mitch Mustain, Andrew Norman and Damian Williams at Springdale High School and played under former SHS head coach and current Arkansas offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn. His high school squad went 14-0 and won the state championship in his senior season. His final prep squad was also ranked No. 2 in the nation by one national high school poll.  As a junior, he caught 17 passes for 242 yards and three touchdowns. He broke his collarbone midway through his junior season and saw limited action in the playoffs. He played in the Max Emfinger All-Star Game in Shreveport, La., following his senior season. He joined fellow UA signees Ramon Broadway, London Crawford and Damian Williams in the all-star game. He was ranked as the No. 22 tight end in the nation and the No. 3 prospect in Arkansas by Scout.com. Hawgs Illustrated ranked him as the No. 5 overall prospect in Arkansas. Rivals.com ranked him as the No. 7 prospect in Arkansas and the No. 36 tight end in the nation. HawgSports.com rated him as the No. 5 player in Arkansas. His father, Rick, played football at Cowley County [Kan.] Community College, the University of Colorado and briefly in the National Football League with the Denver Broncos. Ben was also recruited by Florida, Iowa, Colorado, Colorado State, Michigan State, Virginia and Mississippi State.

 

 

LONDON CRAWFORD

WR FR 6-3 205 Mobile, Ala. (Davidson HS)

40-yard dash: 4.4

 

He finished his senior season with 31 receptions for 837 yards and seven touchdowns in 10 games for Coach Fred Riley. He also returned kickoffs for his prep squad. He was held out of three games in his senior campaign with a hairline fracture in his toe. He made 21 catches for 546 yards and six touchdowns as a junior. He averaged 26.0 yards per reception in his junior season. Scout.com ranked him as the No. 30 wide receiver in the nation and the No. 11 player overall in Alabama. He was tabbed as the No. 24 prospect in Alabama by Rivals.com. He played with fellow UA signees Ramon Broadway, Ben Cleveland and Damian Williams in the Max Emfinger All-Star Game in Shreveport, La. A track standout, he was the anchorman on his high school’s 4x100 relay team. He can bench press 300 pounds and squat 400 pounds. He was also recruited by LSU, Auburn, Alabama, LSU, Louisville, Miami (Fla.) and Southern Miss.

 

 

ADRIAN DAVIS

OLB FR 6-4 200 Rosenberg, Texas (Terry HS)

40-yard dash: 4.55

 

He earned all-state honors as a safety after leading his team with 132 tackles and seven interceptions as a senior for Coach Tim Teykl. He tallied three interceptions in a game against Santa Fe. He missed his entire junior season with a knee injury. He was a starter at defensive back as a sophomore. His cousin Michael Lewis is the starting safety for the Philadelphia Eagles and is teammates with former Razorback All-American offensive tackle Shawn Andrews. He was also recruited by Utah, SMU, Texas A&M, Oklahoma State, Sam Houston State and Texas State.

 

 

WENDEL DAVIS

LB FR 6-1 210 Sweeny, Texas (Sweeny HS)

40-yard dash: 4.6

 

He prepped for Coach Tommy Zajicek at Sweeny and helped lead his squad to the playoffs for the first time in five years. He earned all-state, all-district and all-county honors for the Bulldogs in his junior season. Rivals.com ranked him as the No. 43 linebacker in the nation and the No. 34 linebacker in Texas. The same outlet ranked him as the No. 74 overall prospect in Texas. He was ranked as the No. 90 linebacker in the nation and the No. 83 overall prospect in Texas by Scout.com. The Dallas Morning News ranked him as the No. 87 prospect in the state. He is a close friend of Sweeny native and current Razorback defensive back Shedrick Johnson. He selected Arkansas over Arizona, Houston, Oklahoma State, SMU, UTEP and Tulsa.

 

 

RAY DOMINGUEZ

OL FR 6-5 260 Bainbridge, Ga. (Bainbridge HS)

40-yard dash: 4.9

 

He played both at offensive tackle and tight end in high school for Coach Greg Guy, but will concentrate solely on the offensive line at Arkansas. He earned a blocking percentage rate of 89.8 percent in his senior season on his way to all-district honors. He recorded 51 knockdown blocks and 12 pancakes as a senior. He was a high school teammate of fellow Razorback signee Malcolm Sheppard at Bainbridge High School. He also competed in basketball during his high school career earning all-district honors as a junior. Scout.com ranked him as the No. 84 player in Georgia. He recorded a 325-pound bench press in high school. He was also recruited by Florida State, South Carolina, Southern Miss, Alabama-Birmingham, Central Florida and Marshall. 

 

 

ALLEN GARDNER

WR FR 6-6 210 Dallas, Texas (Carter HS)

40-yard dash: 4.5

 

He played at both wide receiver and tight end for Coach Allen Wilson. He made 12 receptions for 310 yards and six touchdowns as a senior. He helped his team to an 11-1 record and a second-round state playoff berth in the state’s largest classification (5A). He was a high school teammate of fellow Arkansas signee DeMarcus Love. He was also recruited by Michigan State, Kansas State, Kansas, Colorado State and UTEP.

 

 

CHIP GREGORY

S / OLB FR 6-4 215 Allen, Texas (American Heritage Academy)

40-yard dash: 4.4

 

He earned third-team 2005 preseason All-Texas honors from Dave Campbell’s Texas Football prior to his senior season. He led the Stars to a 12-1 record and the TAPPS state championship. In the 27-20 win over Cedar Hill (Texas) Trinity Christian, he tallied two interceptions and one touchdown. He rushed 35 times for 503 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior. He also hauled in 13 catches for 274 yards and four scores. He finished third on his team in scoring with 66 points. As a junior, he spent time at free safety and cornerback on defense, wide receiver on offense and logged extensive time on special teams. He earned 70 tackles and three interceptions on his way to all-state honors. Offensively, he tallied 287 yards and three touchdowns on 36 carries. He also earned 201 yards and three touchdowns on 16 receptions. He helped lead his team to a 9-3 record and a berth in the state semifinals. He attended Plano (Texas) East High School as a freshman before transferring to Carrollton (Texas) American Heritage Academy and playing for Coach Bob Giesey. The Dallas Morning News ranked him as the No. 40 player on its all-area team and the No. 91 overall prospect in the state of Texas. Rivals.com ranked him as the No. 58 athlete in the nation. The same outlet also ranked him as the No. 91 prospect in Texas. He was named all-district in basketball as a junior after averaging 16.2 points per game. He earned all-state honors in track and field as a member of the 4x400-meter relay team. He has a 39-inch vertical leap and can squat 500 pounds. He has four younger brothers. He was also recruited by Arizona, Kansas State, Notre Dame, Oklahoma State and Texas A&M.

 

 

JIM HART

OT FR 6-6 295 Pocahontas, Ark. (Pocahontas HS)

40-yard dash: 5.2

 

His senior season at offensive tackle was cut in half when he suffered an ACL and MCL injury after seven games. He did not play the rest of the season for Coach Dave Williams but helped jump start his prep squad to a 5-0 start before he was injured. Prior to his senior season, The Jonesboro Sun named him the Best Under the Sun (local top 25 players listing). As a junior, he racked up 85 pancake blocks as a tight end in earning all-conference and all-region honors. He helped lead his team to a 9-2 record in his junior campaign. As a sophomore, he earned honorable mention all-conference honors. He competed in basketball in his freshman and sophomore years in high school. He was selected to play in the Max Emfinger All-Star Game in Shreveport, La., but did not play due to the injury suffered in his senior season. He was ranked as the No. 3 prospect in Arkansas by Rivals.com and the No. 4 player in the state by HawgSports.com. He was also ranked as the No. 19 offensive lineman in the nation by Rivals.com. Ranked the No. 81 offensive lineman in the nation by Scout.com, he was also rated as the No. 4 overall prospect by Scout.com and Hawgs Illustrated. He has recorded a 350-pound bench press and a 42-pound squat lift. He was also recruited by Mississippi State, Tennessee, Ole Miss, Duke, Vanderbilt and Notre Dame.

 

 

MATT HEWITT

S JR 6-3 208 Englewood, N.J. (Dwight Morrow HS / Alfred State CC)

40-yard dash: 4.55

 

He was an honorable mention NJCAA All-America selection and a first-team All-Northeastern Conference selection as a sophomore at Alfred State for Coach Mick Caba. He earned defensive player of the week honors twice as a sophomore. He made 87 tackles and one sack as a sophomore in only eight games to lead the Northeast Football Conference with an average of 10.9 stops per game. He also averaged 6.9 yards per punt return. He helped ASCC finish 5-5 in 2005. As a freshman, he led the league with 103 tackles while adding four interceptions and three fumble recoveries. His brother, Chris, was a two-time All-Conference USA defensive back at the University of Cincinnati and played four years in the NFL with the New Orleans Saints. He now serves as the director of speed and skill development at Rutgers University. He was also recruited by Purdue, Michigan State and Illinois.

 

 

DeMARCUS LOVE

OG FR 6-5 295 Lancaster, Texas (Carter HS)

40-yard dash: 5.1

 

He was a starter at offensive tackle as a sophomore before being moved to offensive guard for his junior and senior seasons. As a senior, he helped his team to an 11-1 record and a second-round state playoff berth in the state’s largest classification (5A). Rivals.com ranked him as the No. 57 offensive lineman in the country. Rivals.com also rated him as the No. 99 overall prospect in Texas. He was recognized as the No. 69 offensive lineman in the nation and the No. 97 overall player in Texas by Scout.com. He was also tabbed as the No. 68 prospect on the Dallas Morning News All-Area team. He was a high school teammate of fellow Arkansas signee Allen Gardner for Coach Allen Wilson. He was also recruited by Kansas, Arizona, UTEP and Kansas State.

 

 

MITCH MUSTAIN

QB FR 6-3 205 Springdale, Ark. (Springdale HS)

40-yard dash: 4.7

 

He was the Gatorade, USA Today and Parade Magazine National Player of the Year after leading Springdale High School to a perfect 14-0 season and a state championship. He also captained the Bulldogs to three wins over nationally-ranked opponents and a No. 2 ranking in one national poll for his former high school coach and the Razorbacks’ new offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn. He was named to the 2005 Arkansas Super Team by The Associated Press, All-Arkansas by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, the player of the year by The Morning News of Northwest Arkansas and the state’s co-offensive player of the year with high school teammate Damien Williams by the Democrat-Gazette. He was named to the EA Sports first-team All-America squad. He was teammates with fellow UA signees Williams, Ben Cleveland and Andrew Norman at Springdale High School. As a senior, he completed 190 of 270 passes for an Arkansas Class 5A single-season record 3,817 yards with 47 touchdowns and only six interceptions. He also ran for 141 yards and seven touchdowns on 30 rushing attempts and was sacked only twice. As a junior, he was 139 of 222 for 2,169 yards and 20 touchdowns as Springdale posted a 12-1 record and reached the Class 5A semifinals. He threw only five interceptions in 222 attempts. He rushed for 350 yards and 14 touchdowns despite missing more than 20 quarters of play due to his squad’s blowout wins. He was the starting quarterback for the West team in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas. Scout.com ranked him as the top quarterback and the No. 10 overall prospect in the nation. He was a first-team All-American and a five-star prospect according to Scout.com. He was the No. 1 player in Arkansas as ranked by Hawgs Illustrated and HawgSports.com. Rivals.com ranked him as the No. 2 pro-style quarterback in the nation and the No. 1 prospect in Arkansas. The same outlet ranked him as the No. 10 overall player in the country. He was one of 27 five-star prospects as selected by Rivals.com and a member of the Rivals100 and Rivals250 teams. He was ranked as the country’s No. 2 prospect in the Student Sports FAB 50 rankings. Tom Lemming Recruiting rated him as the No. 3 prospect in the nation. Recruited by nearly every program in the country, he chose Arkansas over Notre Dame, Tennessee, Army, Michigan, Miami (Fla.) and Alabama.

 

 

ANDREW NORMAN

WR FR 6-2 180 Springdale, Ark. (Springdale HS)

40-yard dash: 4.5

 

He earned all-state honors after tallying 63 receptions for 1,189 yards and 11 touchdowns as a senior for former Springdale head coach and current Arkansas offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach Gus Malzahn. His high school squad went 14-0 and won the state championship in his senior season. His final prep squad was also ranked No. 2 in the nation by one national high school poll. He finished his career as Springdale High School’s all-time leading receiver. He was teammates with fellow UA signees Mitch Mustain, Ben Cleveland and Damian Williams. Norman, who averaged 18.9 yards per reception, was named first-team All-Arkansas by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. As a junior, he tallied 43 catches for 535 yards and five touchdowns. He averaged 12.5 yards per catch in his junior campaign. For his efforts, he earned all-conference honors and was named to the KFSM Super Team. He also played basketball for the Springdale Bulldogs. He played AAU basketball with Houston Nutt III, the son of Arkansas head coach Houston Nutt. He also played baseball for the Bulldogs earning co-defensive player of the year awards as a sophomore on the diamond. He was ranked as the No. 5 prospect in Arkansas and the No. 49 wide receiver in the country by Rivals.com. HawgSports.com tabbed him as the No. 8 overall player in Arkansas. Scout.com rated him as the No. 92 wide receiver in the nation. The same outlet ranked him as the No. 7 prospect in Arkansas while Hawgs Illustrated had him as the No. 6 prospect in the state. He was also recruited by Michigan State, Kansas, Indiana and Louisville.

 

 

JERELL NORTON

CB FR 6-1 180 Cedar Hill, Texas (Cedar Hill HS)

40-yard dash: 4.38

 

He was named the District 7-5A Offensive Player of the Year after helping Coach Joey McGuire’s club win the district title. It was the first district championship for CHS in 25 years. He spent a majority of his time at wide receiver, but did play three games at quarterback and logged some time at cornerback. He earned player of the week honors from the Dallas Morning News in the first week of his senior campaign. He also earned district player of the week honors seven times in his final prep campaign. For the year, he ran for 997 yards and 16 touchdowns, passed for 532 yards and three scores, and caught 46 passes for 859 yards and seven touchdowns. He also had two interceptions. He helped his team to the state playoffs. He was also recruited by Iowa, Texas A&M, Baylor, Kansas, Oklahoma State, SMU, Arizona, TCU and Tulsa.

 

 

RYAN POWERS

RB / LB FR 6-2 200 Athens, Ala. (Tanner HS)

40-yard dash: 4.5

 

He was a two-way starter for Coach Laron White at Tanner High School. As a senior, he led his prep squad to the third round of the state playoffs and was named as an honorable mention all-district selection. The Decatur Daily named him to its all-area squad. He racked up 503 yards and six touchdowns in his first seven games as a senior. He was selected as his squad’s most valuable offensive and defensive player in his senior season. His prep squad also made the state playoffs in his junior campaign. He earned state runner-up honors as a junior in the 200 meters with a time of 22.4 seconds. He clocked in at 10.8 seconds in the 100-meter dash and finished third at the state track meet as a junior. He was born in England while his father was in the Air Force. He chose Arkansas over Southern Miss, Alabama and Memphis, among others.

 

 

CARLTON SALTERS

WR FR 6-0 185 Tallahassee, Fla. (North Florida Christian HS)

40-yard dash: 4.5

 

He was a three-sport star at North Florida Christian High School competing in football, basketball and baseball. His high school also produced 1991 Heisman Trophy runner-up quarterback Casey Weldon of Florida State. As a senior, he caught 26 passes for 600 yards and 16 touchdowns for Coach Pete Walker. He averaged 23.1 yards-per-catch in his final prep campaign in leading his team to the state playoffs. In his junior campaign, he tallied 38 catches for 898 yards and six scores. He registered a 23.6 yards-per-catch average. He made 26 catches for 340 yards and two touchdowns as a sophomore. He also starred on the baseball diamond for NFCHS. He posted a .412 batting average as a right fielder for his prep team as a junior and has been recruited by several schools as a Division I-A baseball prospect. He was tabbed as the nation’s No. 55 wide receiver by Scout.com and the No. 11 player in Florida by the same outlet. Rivals.com ranked him as the No. 65 prospect in Florida and the No. 69 wide receiver in the nation. He was also recruited by Miami (Fla.), Clemson, Maryland, Auburn, Alabama, Louisville and Wake Forest.

 

 

DONNELL SANDERS

DE FR 6-3 225 College Park, Ga. (North Clayton HS)

40-yard dash: 4.7

 

He suffered a torn ACL in the second game of his senior season and missed the rest of the campaign for Coach Donald Shockley. As a junior, he made 70 tackles, including 14 tackles for loss and 12 sacks. He earned all-area and all-county honors for his efforts. He was ranked as the No. 31 weakside defensive end in the nation by Rivals.com. He was also rated as the No. 51 overall preseason prospect in Georgia by the same outlet. He posted a 35-inch vertical jump at the Nike Camp in Athens, Ga., in the summer preceding his senior season. He recorded a 300-pound bench press and a 450-pound squat lift as a prepster. He was also recruited by Virginia Tech, Kansas State, Georgia Tech, Clemson, Southern Miss, Akron and Kent.

 

 

MALCOLM SHEPPARD

DL FR 6-2 1/2 250 Bainbridge, Ga. (Bainbridge HS)

40-yard dash: 4.8

 

He racked up 64 tackles, 15 sacks and one interception in 11 games as a senior for Coach Greg Guy. He helped lead his squad to a playoff berth in his senior campaign. Rivals.com ranked him as the No. 62 defensive end in the nation. He was the No. 93 prospect in Georgia per Scout.com. He was a high school teammate of fellow Razorback signee Ray Dominguez at Bainbridge High School. He chose Arkansas over Southern Miss, South Carolina, South Florida, Alabama-Birmingham, East Carolina and UCF, among others.

 

 

VAN STUMON

LB FR 6-3 238 North Little Rock, Ark. (North Little Rock HS)

40-yard dash: 4.6

 

Primarily a defensive end and running back in high school, he will make the change to linebacker as a Razorback. The Associated Press named him to the 2005 Arkansas Super Team and he was the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette’s state defensive player of the year. As a senior, he recorded 64 tackles with seven sacks for Coach Bryan Hutson. He also had five fumble recoveries, returning two for touchdowns in leading his team to the state quarterfinals. He also rushed for nearly 1,000 yards in his final prep campaign. Prior to his final high school campaign, he attended the Houston Nutt football camp and was named the outstanding camper. As a junior, before being double and triple-teamed, he made 106 tackles including 32 tackles for loss. He played at both defensive end and linebacker in his junior season. In addition, he rushed for more than 800 yards on the offensive side of the ball. He also participated in basketball and track and field in high school. He was ranked as the No. 4 prospect in Arkansas by Rivals.com and as the No. 9 linebacker in the nation by the same outlet. He was also a member of the Rivals250 team.  Scout.com ranked him as the No. 8 prospect in Arkansas. Both Hawgs Illustrated and HawgSports.com rated him as the No. 3 prospect in Arkansas. He was recruited by a number of schools and chose Arkansas over Purdue, Iowa, Ole Miss and Notre Dame.

 

 

CHRIS WADE

DE JR 6-6 255 Broken Arrow, Okla. (Northeastern Oklahoma A&M)

40-yard dash: 4.7

 

He will have three years to play two seasons at Arkansas. He was named as a NJCAA second-team All-American as a sophomore at NEO for Coach Jeff Alexander. He also earned All-Southwestern Junior College conference honors. Wade racked up 60 tackles and six sacks in nine games before being sidelined with a knee injury. He helped NEO go 9-3 with a victory in the Dalton Defenders Bowl. He signed with Missouri out of high school. He was also recruited this year by Arizona State, Baylor, Missouri and Kansas State.

 

 

MARQUES WADE

WR FR 6-4 185 Ellenwood, Ga. (Martin Luther King HS)

40-yard dash: 4.5

 

He earned all-city honors from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution for Coach Corey Jarvis. Despite playing in a run-oriented offense, he hauled in 27 catches for 620 yards and six touchdowns as a senior. He averaged 22.2 yards a catch in his senior campaign. He helped lead his squad to a 9-3 record in his final prep season. Scout.com ranked him as the No. 62 prospect in Georgia. He was also recruited by East Carolina, Bowling Green and Eastern Kentucky.

 

 

JOHN WEST

S JR 6-2 205 Milwaukee, Wis. (Oak Creek HS / North Dakota State College of Sciences)

40-yard dash: 4.48

 

He enrolled at the University of Arkansas in January 2006 and will take part in spring practice. He was a NJCAA All-American after racking up 50 tackles and two interceptions for Coach Mike Beagle. He helped lead his team to a 35-10 win over Joliet (Ill.) Junior College in the Graphic Edge Bowl. In his freshman campaign, he tallied 74 tackles, three interceptions, five pass break-ups and two fumble recoveries. He played at Oak Creek (Wis.) High School. Rivals.com ranked him as the No. 51 junior college prospect in the nation. West was also recruited by Iowa State, Minnesota, Kansas State and Missouri.

 

 

TORIAN WILKINS

TB FR 5-9 185 Katy, Texas (Brookshire Royal HS)

40-yard dash: 4.4

 

As a senior, he racked up 1,281 yards on 111 carries in 11 games for Coach Mike Bickham. He also scored 10 touchdowns. He started off at a torrid pace as a cornerback intercepting four passes in the first three games of his senior season. He ended the season with six interceptions. He rushed for 2,046 yards and 27 touchdowns on 165 rushing attempts in a stellar junior campaign. He averaged 12.4 yards per carry on his way to second-team all-state and first-team all-district honors. He also was named to the third-team All-Greater Houston squad. He helped lead his team to a 13-1 record and a berth in the state semifinals in his junior season. The nation’s No. 76 ranked running back by Scout.com, he was also selected as one of the top five prospects in the Houston area by The Houston Chronicle. He recorded a 320-pound bench press and a 495-pound squat lift as a prepster. He chose Arkansas over Utah, Baylor, Houston, SMU, UTEP and TCU.

 

 

DAMIAN WILLIAMS

WR FR 6-1 1/2 188 Springdale, Ark. (Springdale HS)

40-yard dash: 4.46

 

He was the recipient of the 2005 Landers Award edging his teammate quarterback Mitch Mustain for the honor. The award recognizes the most outstanding Arkansas high school football student-athlete of the year. He was also a member of the 2005 Associated Press’ Super Team, was named the state’s co-offensive player of the year by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette with Mustain, the offensive player of the year by The Morning News of Northwest Arkansas and first-team All-Arkansas by the Democrat-Gazette. He was named to the EA Sports second-team All-America squad. He was also named the state high school co-player of the year, with Mustain, by the Little Rock Touchdown Club. He lined up at running back, wide receiver and in the secondary in his prep career. As a senior, he caught 63 passes for 1,495 yards and 24 touchdowns. He also rushed 31 times for 463 yards and 12 touchdowns. He accounted for a total of 35 touchdowns in his senior season. Williams averaged 23.7 yards per reception and 14.7 yards per rush. He returned eight kickoffs for 254 yards and two touchdowns. He totaled 2,253 all-purpose yards. He also made 25 tackles and tallied three interceptions, including one return for a touchdown. His high school squad went 14-0 and won the state championship in his senior season. His final prep squad was also ranked No. 2 in the nation by one national high school poll. He was named the most valuable player in the Bulldogs’ state championship victory after scoring four touchdowns. He scored five touchdowns in a semifinal victory the week before. He was teammates with fellow UA signees Mustain, Ben Cleveland and Andrew Norman at Springdale High School and played under former SHS head coach and current Arkansas offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn. He missed some games during his junior campaign due to injury, but still managed to catch 31 passes for 545 yards and four touchdowns. He also rushed 19 times for 137 yards and two touchdowns. He returned two kickoffs for 116 yards and boasted a 13.1 yards-per-return average on punt returns. He was selected as an all-state selection. He played with fellow UA signees Ramon Broadway, Ben Cleveland and London Crawford in the Max Emfinger All-Star Game in Shreveport, La. He was named the offensive most valuable player for the east team in that game. He was an outfielder and pitcher for the Class 5A-West champion Bulldogs as a sophomore. Scout.com ranked him as the country’s No. 8 wide receiver. Hawgs Illustrated ranked him as the No. 2 prospect in Arkansas. Rivals.com ranked him as the No. 9 wide receiver in the nation and the No. 95 overall prospect in the country. Rivals.com and HawgSports.com ranked him as the No. 2 prospect in Arkansas. He was recruited by a bevy of other schools including Florida, Texas, LSU, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Tennessee.

 

 

DERRICK “DEE” WILLIAMS

WR FR 6-2 200 Ashdown, Ark. (Ashdown HS)

40-yard dash: 4.41

 

A member of the 2005 Arkansas Super Team as selected by The Associated Press, he made 67 receptions for 1,414 yards and 15 touchdowns as a senior for Coach Todd Ledford. He helped lead Ashdown to the state playoffs in his senior campaign. As a junior, he made 40 catches for 830 yards and 11 touchdowns. Rivals.com and HawgSports.com ranked him as the No. 9 overall prospect in Arkansas. Hawgs Illustrated had him listed as the No. 10 prospect in the state. He was a three-sport star, starring in basketball and track and field as well as on the gridiron. He was also recruited by Houston, Iowa State, Nebraska, Arkansas State and Louisiana Tech.