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Arkansas football recruiting: 2017 four-star safety Montaric Brown commits to the Razorbacks

The top player in the state of Arkansas announced on Thursday that he will be staying in state. Montaric Brown revealed on Thursday that he intends to play for Bret Bielema and the Razorbacks starting next year.

Brown is a four-star safety in the Class of 2017 and also the top player in the state, ahead of the likes of Akial Byers (Alabama commit), Taylor Powell (Wake Forest commit) and Josh Johnson (Iowa State commit) among others. Brown’s 247Sports Crystal Ball predictions had leaned towareds the Alabama Crimson Tide but evidently the Ashdown, Arkansas native has decided to become a Hog.

He becomes the second player to commit to Arkansas in the last week. Chase Hayden committed to the Razorbacks earlier this week as many expectedand the two have given Arkansas somewhat of a boost with regards to their standing in conference and national rankings. The Hogs are ranked 11th at the moment in the SEC but also find themselves within the Top 30 nationally as they stand at No. 26 on 247Sports’ list.

As of now, Brown is the best player in Arkansas’ current recruiting class, just above tight end Jeremy Patton. Brown and Patton currently check in as the lone four-star commits for the Razorbacks at this juncture with a slew of three-stars filling out the group of 18 hard commits at the moment. He joins Jarques McClellion, Jordon Curtis, and Korey Hernandez as set secondary players in the 2017 class.