Last weekend was the first official visit weekend for the 2019 class, and the Hogs hosted a talented trio. Offensive linemen Beaux Limmer and Joseph Stone joined defensive end Collin Clay in Fayetteville.
In the wake of the decommitment from three-star defensive tackle Trevis Hopper on Apr. 10, the Arkansas Razorbacks were in serious need of some commitments. Limmer was already committed, and coach Chad Morris got some good news from Stone almost immediately after his visit:
The three-star prospect from Alabama was a start, and now the Hogs have shifted their attention to recruit fellow offensive lineman Trevor Roberson who also visited the campus along with Stone, Limmer and Clay.
Roberson, a three-star from Wellington, Texas, is one of the most sought-after linemen in his home state. The high school junior has received offers from Texas A&M, TCU, Texas Tech, Texas State, Baylor, SMU and Houston as well as 10 others including Arkansas. He is one of the Top-100 Class of 2019 prospects in the state of Texas, according to 247Sports.
As far as 2019 linemen prospects go, they don’t come much bigger than Roberson. I mean that literally. The guy is 7-foot and 355 lbs. A true tank holding down the line if there ever was one.
Stone isn’t exactly your average lineman, either. He stands at 6-8 and 360 lbs. You can see why Morris wants both of them now, right? You’ve heard of Sampson and Olajuwon, Duncan and Robinson. Well, in two seasons, Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium might be home to another set of “twin towers” in the sports world, this time on the college football field.
Offensive line coach Dustin Fry did exceptionally well in assuring that Limmer, Roberson and Stone all visit on the same weekend, with them all being linemen. Creating a bond or relationship with future teammates during visits does wonders for a recruit to want to attend that school, but the Hogs are still waiting for Roberson to pull the trigger.
You can’t say they haven’t been trying though. Stone is already on board with the whole “twin towers” project:
If that wasn’t enough, 2018 QB Connor Noland wasn’t silent about his desire to play alongside Roberson either:
Roberson retweeted both of those tweets. That’s a good sign for Hog fans. The Texas-native himself went on to describe his first official visit on the Hill as “amazing”:
After news about the decommitment from Hopper broke, this should almost be a sigh of relief that at least the other side of the line is almost covered for 2019.
Then again, Hopper looked to be extremely happy with Arkansas on his social media as well. You can never really tell with recruits. Word on the street is that Roberson plans to visit the Hogs again in June. That visit could be the determining factor in his decision to choose to put the hammer down with Morris or accept an offer closer to home.
Roberson has acquired 182 career blocks while at Wellington while also gathering 65 tackles and three sacks on defense with the Skyrockets, according to MaxPreps.