The 2020 recruiting class was a success for Sam Pittman and Arkansas football and he landed a few guys who could deliver right away.
Sam Pittman took over a program in dire need of change. Chad Morris was fired midway through the 2019 season, following a new trend, and the Razorbacks knew they’d need someone who knew how to win in the SEC.
Enter, Georgia’s former offensive line and associate head coach. Pittman spent 2013-15 as the offensive line and associate head coach at Arkansas as well, so he’s familiar with the program.
Arkansas signed the No. 30 class in the country which is great compared to most of the Power Five, but it was only 11th in the SEC.
Which signees from the 2020 class could have an immediate impact?
When you bring in a head coach who specializes in offensive linemen, you have to believe that he’ll favor a guy he recruited and committed on National Signing Day.
Marcus Henderson was one of the top targets for the Razorbacks on signing day and he picked the Razorbacks. He held 23 offers and there were a handful of major Power Five suitors, but Arkansas may have just sold him on early playing time. And as we said before, he probably has a leg up on the rest of the freshman class because he’s a Pittman recruit.
The four-star guard was ranked the No. 334 player in the class and was 15th-best at his position, per 247Sports, and he already has a college-ready body at 6-5 and 300 pounds.
The Tennessee-native should see the field early, especially with Austin Capps graduating. The Razorbacks do have some young guys at the guard positions, but Henderson has plenty of talent to compete.