This currently looks like a two-team battle as Malik Hornsby was almost a lock to Baylor before Matt Rhule departed for the Carolina Panthers. He is from Texas, so the move would make sense, but he pushed his original commitment date back and is fresh off a visit to Fayetteville which is huge considering he had to meet an entirely new staff.
Hornsby may like what he sees with Sam Pittman and Kendal Briles because the offense will be a focal point of the program. He knows he’ll have a strong offensive line with that being Pittman’s strength and Briles is one of the best young coordinators out there.
However, the Razorbacks will have to wait and see what his decision is because he’s scheduled to visit Baylor one more time before signing day and that last trip is always so important.
The 6-foot-2, 175-pounder is ranked the No. 250 overall player and 10th-best dual-threat quarterback in the class, according to the 247Sports composite. He’s one of the top players from the loaded state of Texas and he could help fix Arkansas’ quarterback issue from day one.
According to national recruiting analyst Charles Power, Hornsby’s game is comparable to Robert Griffin III and that has to be music to Arkansas fans’ ears. He could be an absolute game-changer at the collegiate level.