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Arkansas State football adds four commits with SEC connections

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Football Practice(Rebecca Warren | Rebecca Warren)
Updated: May. 31, 2021 at 6:56 PM CDT
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JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Arkansas State football in 2021 will feature more players with Power 5 connections.

AStateNation was first to report that former LSU QB AJ Aycock, former Mississippi State QB Allan Walters, & former Kentucky OL Nick Lewis all committed to the Red Wolves this weekend. Aycock is no stranger to Jonesboro, he was a 6A All-State quarterback at JHS. AJ spent the last 3 seasons at LSU as a backup to names like Joe Burrow. He’ll be in the mix to compete for the starting A-State job, Aycock has 2 seasons of eligibility.

Walters was on the roster at MSU and Vanderbilt. He appeared in 3 games for the Commodores in 2019. Lewis entered the transfer portal earlier this month, the 6′9″ 320 pounder played in 19 games for the Wildcats over the last 2 seasons.

Another player with SEC experience is thinking scarlet and black. Tennessee defensive end Kivon Bennett committed to Arkansas State this weekend. Butch Jones recruited Bennett to Tennessee back in 2017. Kivon had 6 tackles for a loss in 2019 and led the Vols with 5 sacks in 2020. He was dismissed from the Vols in December 2020 after being arrested on misdemeanor charges. Bennett gets a 2nd chance in Jonesboro.

Arkansas State football is in their next phase of the offseason. Several newcomers moved in this past weekend.

Head coach Butch Jones has used the transfer portal to bolster the Red Wolves roster. Several FBS & FCS transfers have joined the fold in 2021, several participated in spring practice.

Recent Arkansas State Football Signees or Commits From FBS/FCS

*: Participated in 2021 Spring Practice

QB AJ Aycock (LSU)

QB Allan Walters (Mississippi State)

DE Kivon Bennett (Tennessee)

OL Nick Lewis (Kentucky)

OT Robert Holmes (Austin Peay)

WR Akeem Hayes (Kentucky)

DL John Mincey (Tennessee)

LB Charles Willekes (Michigan State)

QB James Blackman (Florida State)

WR Te’Vailance Hunt (TCU) *

WR Khyheem Waleed (Boise State) *

DE Thurman Geathers (Louisville) *

DE Joe Ozougwu (North Texas) *

RB Alan Lamar (Yale) *

QB Brady Martin (Rhode Island) *

WR Adam Jones (Central Michigan) *

P Jacob Enns (Western Carolina) *

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