LB, 6-3, 210, Douglasville, Ga. (South Paulding HS)
Hackett comes to Arkansas after he was given three stars by ESPN, Rivals.com, Scout.com and 247Sports.com. ESPN ranked him as the No. 52 linebacker in the country and the No. 63 overall prospect from Georgia. In 2013, he registered 85 tackles, including four for loss, leading South Paulding to the playoffs for the first time in school history. The Spartans advanced to the second round of the 5A state playoffs and finished with a 10-2 record after consecutive six-win seasons. Throughout his career, he recorded 165 tackles, six for loss, 1.5 sacks and five interceptions. He was coached at South Paulding by Ed Kostner. Hackett chose Arkansas after receiving offers from Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Cincinnati and East Carolina.