FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema announced Thursday that four-star tight end and Arkansas native Will Gragg (@W_Gragg7) has inked a grant-in-aid agreement and will enroll in January.
A consensus four-star recruit out of Dumas, Arkansas, Gragg is ranked the No. 2 recruit in Arkansas and No. 7 tight end in the nation, according to 247sports.com.
In his final season at Dumas High School, Gragg hauled in 42 passes for 456 yards and two touchdowns. Gragg spent his junior campaign at Pine Bluff High School where he caught 31 passes for 321 yards and five touchdowns.
Gragg selected Arkansas over offers from Alabama, Ole Miss, Texas, Mississippi State and LSU.
Razorback football runs in Gragg’s family as he follows in the footsteps of his older brother, former Razorback great and current Buffalo Bills tight end, Chris Gragg.
“We’re ecstatic to welcome Will into the Razorback family,” said Bielema. “Will is already such a balanced tight end that we’re looking forward to see what his physicality and quickness brings to our offense in the spring. Will possesses the uncommon qualities that we are looking for in our men on and off the field, and the fact that he is from Arkansas only makes his choice that much more exciting.”
According to Rivals.com, Arkansas’ 2015 signing class ranks No. 22 in the nation. Gragg joins quarterback Ty Storey (@tystorey4), offensive lineman Zach Rogers (@HebronHawks75), defensive end Daytrieon Dean (@_dwoop), defensive lineman Hjalte Froholdt (@Y3llur) and defensive lineman Jeremiah Ledbetter (@leddy_55) as Arkansas’ early signees that will enroll January.
Arkansas will travel to Houston to take on the Texas Longhorns in the AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl. The SEC/BIG12 matchup will take place at NRG Stadium in Houston on Monday, Dec. 29 at 8 p.m. and will be nationally televised on ESPN.
Fans can find more information on the game at the Bowl Central page at www.arkrazor.com/bowl.
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