Austin Beck #74
BY RYAN ABER
Nowata offensive lineman Austin Beck committed to Arkansas on Saturday, according to Rivals.com.
Beck became the latest state player to commit to the Razorbacks since the hiring of Tulsa native and former OU standout Garrick McGee.
Earlier in the month, Beck attended Arkansas’ spring game.
McGee played a big part in the Razorbacks signing five state players in February.
Prague’s Denton Simek, Fort Gibson’s Courtney Gaston, Jenks’ Jarrett Lake and Tulsa Washington’s Eric Bennett and Calvin Barnett signed with Arkansas in February.
Beck is the second 2011 commitment from the state. Former Muskogee defensive linemanRobert Thomas, who signed with the Razorbacks out of high school before going to Coffeyville Community College, has recommitted to Arkansas.
The 6-foot-8, 285-pound Beck also had offers from Baylor, Illinois and Missouri.