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Montaric Brown, Arkansas’ top prospect, commits to Razorbacks

Montaric Brown

Four-star safety Montaric Brown has committed to Arkansas.

Brown, from Ashdown High School in Ashdown, Arkansas, made his decision public on Twitter while on an unofficial visit.

The 6-foot-1, 180-pound Brown, who 247Sports Composite ranks as the top prospect in Arkansas and a top-20 safety nationally, has 11 total offers. Last month, he listed Arkansas, Alabama, Auburn, LSU and Oklahoma State in his top five school choices.

Not long after releasing his top five on June 30 and taking several visits at various schools, Brown announced on Twitter that he would commit on July 6, but then quickly sent out a follow-up tweet saying he would wait until the end of the month to get his family more involved.

Arkansas offered Brown on an unofficial visit on March 5, then visited the school twice more before Thursday when he made his commitment.

Brown joins tight end Jeremy Patton as Arkansas’ second four-star commitment in the 2017 class and 18th overall. According to 247Sports, the Razorbacks’ class ranks 20th nationally (ninth in the SEC).

Just over a week ago, Arkansas lost out on the state’s second-ranked prospect, four-star defensive tackle and Fayetteville native Akial Byers, to Alabama.

Brown, whose Arkansas recruiters are tight ends coach Barry Lunney Jr. and defensive coordinator Robb Smith, should compete for a starting position immediately in 2017 under defensive backs coach Paul Rhoads.

(You can follow Chad Neipling on Twitter @SEC_Chad)

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