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Rank Name Pos Location Stars Ht Wt School
#1Altee TenpennyRB
North Little Rock, ARNorth Little Rock

Tenpenny missed all of his junior year with a lower leg injury but bounced back in a big way in 2012. He rushed 193 times for 1,379 yards (7.1 YPC) and 21 touchdowns while sharing the backfield with 2014 Arkansas commit Juan Day, and also added seven catches for 135 yards and a pair of touchdown receptions. He helped lead North Little Rock to the state semi-finals and was also named an Army All-American. Tenpenny chose Alabama over Arkansas, Auburn, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Notre Dame and several others. (pvs. 1)

4 stars6'0"212Alabama
#2Hunter HenryTE
Little Rock, ARPulaski Academy

Henry was Pulaski Academy’s go-to man again in 2012. He finished with 107 receptions for 1,449 yards and 15 touchdowns, seven rushes for a pair of touchdowns, and 16 tackles and three sacks as a part-time defensive end. He is currently listed as the nation’s No. 2 tight end and was named a starter at the Under Armour All-American game in early January. Henry chose Arkansas over Alabama, Georgia, Stanford, Oklahoma and several others. (pvs. 2)

4 stars6'6"235Arkansas
#3Austin AllenQB
Fayetteville, ARFayetteville

A year after throwing for 4,150 yards and 46 touchdowns as a junior, Allen put together another very impressive season in 2012 on his way to claiming a second-straight state championship victory over Bentonville. He hit 64 percent of his passes for 3,565 yards and 29 touchdowns and also ran for 10 more scores and finished his career with 7,916 passing yards and 77 touchdown tosses with only 16 interceptions. Allen was named Arkansas’ Gatorade Player of the Year and a first-teamer at the Semper Fidelis All-American game. He chose Arkansas over offers from Notre Dame, Oklahoma State, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, North Carolina and several others. (pvs. 4)

3 stars6'2"217Arkansas
#4Brooks EllisLB
Fayetteville, ARFayetteville

Ellis was selected to the Semper Fidelis All-American game but wasn’t able to participate because he registered for the event too late. As a senior he helped lead Fayetteville’s state championship defense with 108 tackles, 11 tackles for loss, three sacks and a pair of pass break-ups despite missing two-and-a-half games. He chose Arkansas over offers from Notre Dame, Vanderbilt, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Yale, Illinois, Arizona State and a host of others. (pvs. 3)

3 stars6'2"215Arkansas
#5Drew MorganWR
Greenwood, ARGreenwood

Morgan flew under the radar for most of his high school career, but it wasn’t because of a lack of production. He had 1,503 total yards and 25 touchdowns as a junior and followed that with 1,887 total yards and 33 offensive touchdowns as a senior. He also recorded over 160 tackles and a number of special teams touchdowns in the last two seasons combined. Morgan won three state championships at Greenwood and was named game MVP of the last two. He chose Arkansas over other offers from Auburn, Arkansas State and others. (pvs. 12)

3 stars6'0"180Arkansas
#6Korliss MarshallRB
Osceola, AROsceola

Marshall is one of the state’s hidden gems of 2013. As a junior he rushed 128 times for 1,568 yards (12.3 YPC) and 23 touchdowns, and as a senior he had 1,711 yards on 129 carries (13.2 YPC) and 24 rushing touchdowns despite missing the last three games of the season. He also had 242 receiving yards (1 touchdown), 39 tackles and an interception in 2012. Marshall finished his career with 4,347 yards and 60 touchdowns. He owns offers from Arkansas, Central Arkansas and Missouri State. (pvs. 6)

3 stars6'0"185Arkansas
#7Alex BrignoniDB
Fayetteville, ARFayetteville

Brignoni missed the first two games of his senior season and still managed 102 tackles, five interceptions and eight pass break-ups. He actually finished 13 points higher than Ellis on Fayetteville’s overall defensive production chart and had a significant impact as a part-time offensive player. Like his teammates, Brignoni chose Arkansas on May 21 and never wavered in his commitment. He had other offers from Illinois, Arkansas State, Kent State and others. (pvs. 5)

3 stars6'2"195Arkansas
#8Tevin BeanumDE
Forrest City, ARForrest City

Beanum burst onto the scene at Arkansas’ junior-senior camp last summer, and as a senior he recorded 86 tackles, 8 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks. As a junior, his first season of organized football, he had over 50 tackles and a handful of sacks while also playing tight end. Beanum committed to Arkansas in August and owns other offers from Ole Miss, Arkansas State and several smaller in-state schools. He posted a 27 on his first ACT and then scored a 30 on his second attempt this past fall. (pvs. 11)

3 stars6'4"235Arkansas
#9Tearris WallaceRB
Bentonville, ARBentonville

Not many around the state have had a better three-year run than Wallace. He piled up 4,689 yards, 67 rushing touchdowns and played in three state championship games from 2010-12. His team won the title game in 2010. As a senior, Wallace was expected to take a step back in production due to inexperience on his offensive line. Instead, he rushed 297 times for 1,777 yards and 26 touchdowns. Wallace committed to the Memphis Tigers in December, turning down other offers from Air Force, Navy, UAPB and UCA. (pvs. 13)

2 stars5'10"212Memphis
#10Nick ByrneTE
Springdale, ARHar-Ber

Byrne received offers from Arkansas State, Louisiana-Monroe and Louisiana Lafayette and chose the Ragin’ Cajuns in late October. He became a much bigger part of Har-Ber’s offense in 2012, recording 43 catches for 715 yards and 11 touchdowns. He also had two rushes for 33 yards. As a junior he recorded 29 receptions for 467 yards and six scores. Byrne is the younger brother of former Wisconsin Badger tight end Jake Byrne, who spent his rookie season with the New Orleans Saints last fall. (pvs. 7)

3 stars6'4"220La Lafayet.
#11A.J. TuckerWR
Little Rock, ARCentral

Tucker flew under the radar for most of his high school career, but entering his senior year he received interest from the likes of LSU, USC, Florida State, Arkansas, Vanderbilt and many others. The Razorbacks’ new staff gave Tucker a long look again in January, but when they failed to offer he chose Henderson State over Southern Illinois, UCA and other smaller programs. Tucker had 28 receptions for 516 yards and two touchdowns as a senior despite missing five games of offense with a broken finger. He also had 31 tackles as a safety. (pvs. 15)

2 stars6'3"190list
#12L.J. WallaceWR
Little Rock, ARPulaski Academy

Wallace probably could have earned several more offers had he not committed so early in the process. He committed to UCA last May, following his brother’s path to play for the Bears. Wallace had a very impressive senior season, catching 127 passes for over 1,900 yards and 26 touchdowns. He is one of the state’s best athletes and has a chance to become a big-time play maker in UCA’s system. (pvs. NR)

2 stars6'1"170list
#13Garrett KaufmanLB
Bentonville, ARBentonville

Kaufman was a standout defensive performer at Arkansas’ camp last summer. He committed to Arkansas State in July and had other offers from Georgetown and Harvard. Kaufman helped lead Bentonville back to the state championship game by recording 129 tackles, 4 tackles for loss, 3 sacks, 2 interceptions and 7 pass break-ups. He’s a smart, hard-nosed linebacker who should do well at the next level. (pvs. 18)

2 stars6'1"225Arkansas St.
#14C.J. GoodenLB
Ashdown, ARAshdown

Tulsa was Gooden’s first offer, and he never wavered after giving the Golden Hurricane a verbal pledge in late May. He played defensive end and linebacker at Ashdown, and as a senior he recorded 88 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks, 2 interceptions and had a pair of forced fumbles. He squats over 500 pounds and is considered a solid sleeper pick in this year’s in-state class. (pvs. 10)

3 stars6'2"215Tulsa
#15Martin StaffordRB
Jonesboro, ARJonesboro Senior

Stafford’s production at 6A member Jonesboro High over the last two seasons was very impressive. As a junior he shared touches with Clemson signee Zac Brooks and still put up 1,818 rushing yards and 29 touchdowns. He followed that with 1,936 yards and 26 more touchdowns as a senior this past season. Stafford appears to be headed to junior college and has the potential to be a steal in a couple of years. (pvs. 19)

2 stars5'9"183list
#16Trey MartinOL
Hot Springs, ARLake Hamilton

Martin is another in-stater who probably could have earned more offers had he held off on giving an early commitment. The offensive guard has strong family ties to Louisian-Monroe and gave the Warhawks a verbal commitment early last June. He also had an offer from UCA. Martin is a top-notch student in the classroom and can play either guard position at his next stop. (pvs. 16)

2 stars6'3"285LA Monroe
#17Mark JohnsonDB
Prescott, ARPrescott

Johnson is a 6-2, 180-pound athlete who did a little bit of everything during his high school career with the Curley Wolves, but he committed to Arkansas State in June and plans to play defensive back for the Red Wolves. As a senior he totaled 90 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, 10.5 sacks, 3 forced fumbles and a fumble recovery. He had 83 tackles, 9 tackles for loss and 7.5 sacks as a junior. (pvs. NR)

2 stars5'11"185Arkansas St.
#18Akee JohnsonRB
Little Rock, ARMcClellan

Johnson played in only five games as a senior but still managed 13 offensive touchdowns, three touchdowns on special teams and one score on an interception return. He played quarterback, running back, wide receiver, defensive back and returned kicks for McClellan. Johnson claims offers from Memphis, Henderson State, Arkansas Tech and Harding University. Last fall he also received interest from Arkansas, Oklahoma State, TCU, Arkansas State and Ole Miss. (pvs. NR)

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#19Stockton MallettOL
Yellville, ARYellville Summit

If Mallett was a couple of inches taller he probably would have several offers to choose from. He got a very long look from Arkansas after putting together an impressive performance at the Razorbacks’ summer camp, but went on to commit to the UCA Bears prior to the start of his senior season. He squats well over 600 pounds and is the younger cousin of former All-SEC quarterback Ryan Mallett. (pvs. 9)

2 stars6'3"320Central Arkansas
#20Jamar CriswellATH
Morrilton, ARMorrilton

Criswell had a serious leg injury that forced him to miss most of his junior season, and that may be a big reason why teams seemed to back off of him this past year. He bounced back with a solid senior season, rushing for right at 1,300 yards and 17 touchdowns. Criswell still claims offers from Arkansas State and Kansas State and is also exploring other routes to play college ball. (pvs. 8)

2 stars5'11"153list
#21Gerald WatsonDT
North Little Rock, ARNorth Little Rock

Watson’s shorter frame may have hurt his chances of earning bigger offers, but he had plenty of production for one of the state’s best teams in 2012. The 6-foot, 300-pound lineman had 96 total stops, 12 tackles for loss and 7 sacks, and helped get the Wildcats to the state semi-finals before falling to eventual state champion Fayetteville. Watson is one of the state’s strongest athletes with a squat max well over 600 pounds. He committed to Ouachita Baptist nine days before National Signing Day. (pvs. NR)

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2013 HawgSports.com Natural 21

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