Bret Bielema and Arkansas have added another offensive lineman to their 2018 recruiting class.
After getting a commitment three-star junior college tackle Noah Banks on Wednesday, three of the Razorbacks’ 11 commitments for 2018 – 27 percent – play offensive tackle.
Banks announced his commitment via Twitter.
Very happy to say I have committed to the University of Arkansas!!! It’s been a long journey since high school and never thought I’d see myself headed to the SEC. Thank you to all the great people I’ve been able to meet along the way. #WPS 🐗 pic.twitter.com/eLezP6MXng
— Noah Banks (@TunaBanks) November 8, 2017
He joins Luke Jones of Little Rock (Ark.) Pulaski Academy and Noah Gatlin of Jonesboro (Ark.) High as offenvie tackles who have pledged to Arkansas.
Banks (6 feet 7, 305 pounds) attends Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He played high school football at Pensacola (Fla.) West Florida Tech.
It’s the second consecutive signing class in which Bielema has gone heavy on the offensive tackles. The 2017 class also included a trio of three-star tackles in Kirby Adcock, Shane Clenin and Dalton Wagner. Those three have yet to play for the Razorbacks.
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Banks’ arrival is a relatively rare piece of good news for Arkansas in 2018 recruiting. The Razorbacks have only 11 commits – among SEC teams, only Ole Miss has fewer – likely due in part to the uncertainty surrounding Bielema’s job status.
And there’s always baseball for Banks, as he showed showed over the summer he swings a mean bat.
— Noah Banks (@TunaBanks) July 10, 2017
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