Arkansas Razorbacks coach: recruiting ratings don’t mean anything

Arkansas Razorbacks

Nov 23, 2012; Fayetteville, AR, USA; Arkansas Razorbacks helmet during the game against the LSU Tigers at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. LSU defeated Arkansas 20-13. Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

The dust has settled form last week’s national signing day with teams moving forward with the media grading and ranking each school’s 2014 class, but the Arkansas Razorbacks coaching staff is not concerned with “ratings and stuff” but more about finding the right fits.

“Ratings and stuff don’t mean anything,” Arkansas senior associate head coach Randy Shannon tells Arkansas News. “It’s once you get them there. “I’m just like Coach B. Find the guys that fit what you can do and believe in what you’ve got as a player. And don’t worry about the ones that you don’t get. Just coach the ones you have and everything will be from there.”

The Hogs finished with the nation’s No. 30 class and No. 11 class in the SEC as Bret Bielema had a full year to assemble this class after having little time to put an imprint on last year’s class, although he did land SEC freshman of the year Alex Collins and promising offensive lineman Denver Kirkland.

Ratings and stuff don’t mean much, but Arkansas did a nice job in bringing in ‘Bielema guys’ to compete for jobs along the offensive lines in particular and he’s already got a top-10 class in the makings for 2015.

But I should reword that for Shannon and say the coaches should be getting some great players who are great fits in Fayetteville and everything will be from there.

Topics: Arkansas Razorbacks, Bret Bielema, Recruiting

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