Bielema signs 22 in first Razorback recruiting class

FAYETTEVILLE ( - University of Arkansas football head coach Bret Bielema announced his first Razorbacks signing class Wednesday in the Miller Room at the Broyles Center.

Coach Bielema took time and spoke with the media about the 2013 signing class and what he was looking for.
"First and foremost, you have to be an athlete that will fit here in Arkansas, no matter where you are coming" Coach Bielema said. "I wanted those players to fit what Arkansas is, and it's really important to me. They have to believe in the family. If I am going to get them here and talk about the Arkansas football family, I didn't want them to not know any idea of what that meant."

Coach Bielema also commented on the importance of his players commitment to the university as a student and an athlete.

"It's natural that good players are going to play good football in year one, but they are going to play their best football in year four and year five," Coach Bielema said. "This means they are going to have to go through their entire timeline here, graduate to give them a degree that they are going to have for the rest of their life.  I thought that was an important part to establish."


2013 Razorback Football Signing Class

Name (Click for Bio)
Position Height Weight Hometown College/High School  
*Tiquention Coleman S 5-10 195 Mauldin, S.C. Georgia Military College/Mauldin HS  
*Johnathan McClure OL 6-4 310 Wichita, Kan. Butler CC/Wichita Heights HS  
*Myke Tavarres LB 6-2 215 Lake Oswego, Ore. College of the Siskiyous/Lakeridge HS  
*Carroll Washington CB 6-0 175 Baltimore, Md. Hartnell (Calif.) CC/ Edmondson-Westside HS  
De'Andre Coley S 6-1 178 Miami, Fla. Northwestern HS  
Brooks Ellis LB 6-2 215 Fayetteville, Ark. Fayetteville HS  
Austin Allen QB 6-2 210 Fayetteville, Ark. Fayetteville HS  
Tevin Beanum DE 6-3 235 Forrest City, Ark. Forrest City HS  
Ke'Tyrus Marks DT 6-1 288 West Palm Beach, Fla. Suncoast HS  
Drew Morgan WR 6-0 190 Greenwood, Ark. Greenwood HS  
D.J. Dean CB 5-10 180 Newton, Texas Newton HS  
Korliss Marshall S 6-0 200 Osceola, Ark. Osceola HS  
Hunter Henry TE 6-5 238 Little Rock, Ark. Pulaski Academy  
Dan Skipper OT 6-10 295 Arvada, Colo. Ralston Valley HS  
Martrell Spaight LB 6-0 220 North Little Rock, Ark. Coffeyville (Kan) CC/North Little Rock HS  
Denver Kirkland OG 6-5 320 Miami, Fla. Booker T. Washington HS  
Denzell Evans RB 6-0 205 Houston, Texas Bellaire HS  
Melvinson Hartfield WR 5-11 183 Dallas, Texas South Oak Cliff HS  
Damon Mitchell QB 6-2 200 Egg Harbor, N.J. Cedar Creek HS  
Alex Brignoni S 6-1 200 Fayetteville, Ark. Fayetteville HS  
Sam Irwin-Hill P 6-3 215 Bendingo Australia City College of San Francisco  
Reeve Koehler OG 6-3 325 Honolulu Hawai'i Saint Louis School