Three star White Hall athlete Jeremy Sprinkle committed to the Hogs yesterday. a 6’6″ 215 pound athlete that runs the 40 yard dash in 4.6 seconds. He was Defensive MVP of the recent Arkansas football camp where he received his offer. From the time he got the offer, he apparently knew what he commit, but wanted to talk to his parents first…and pulled the trigger yesterday by calling recruiting coordinator Tim Horton to tell him the news.
“He was pretty excited and fired up about it,” said Sprinkle, a self-proclaimed lifelong Razorback fan from a family of Razorback fans. “He said he couldn’t wait to tell coach Petrino.”
I don’t think the Razorback coaches, or anyone else, know where he’s going to play on the field as he could play several different positions. He played mostly WR and DE so far in high school, racking up 73 tackles, 15 sacks and 10 catches for 3 touchdowns and 227 yards.
- If he has the hands and potential route running abilities, he could play wide receiver.
- Put thirty pounds on him and he’s a weapon at tight end.
- Put fifty pounds on him and he’s a defensive end
- Put twenty on him and he’s a really big outside linebacker
Personally, I doubt he’ll end up at wide receiver as we have a ton of them and the coaches can more quickly utilize his skills at a different position. He’s a bit like 2011 commit Brett Weir from Canada. Weir was listed as 6’4″, 217 and ran the 40 in 4.4 seconds when he committed.
The size and speed numbers are plain to see, but that doesn’t guarantee a football player. I’m sure the coaches evaluated all of the other attributes that we hear them talk about, flexibility, the ability to move his hips, how well he can bend (all of which were new to me with Petrino). They have to at least see potential in those areas to get a scholarship. I imagine he has those traits as he also plays shortstop for the White Hall baseball team.
He also had offers from Arkansas State, Kansas, Louisiana Tech, Louisiana Monroe, Louisville, Memphis, Mississippi State, and Purdue.
Sprinkle’s highlight video: