Georgia lineman commits to Hogs
The Arkansas Razorbacks landed the oral commitment of defensive lineman target John Mincey on Tuesday afternoon after his visit to Fayetteville.
Mincey, 6-4, 265 pounds, 4.7 seconds in the 40-yard dash, of Homerville (Ga.) Clinch County, picked the Hogs over approximately 20 scholarship offers, including offers from Florida, Georgia, Auburn, Mississippi State, Kentucky, Washington State, Oregon State and others.
“Coach B was real genuine,” Mincey said.
CBS Sports Network national recruiting analyst Tom Lemming rates Mincey as a four-star prospect. Arkansas defensive line coach John Scott Jr. is Mincey’s lead recruiter for the Razorbacks.
Mincey arrived in Fayetteville at about 8:30 a.m. and met with the coaches and support staff before wrapping up the visit around 3:30 p.m. He said he knew at the end of the day he wanted to be a Razorback.
“Shortly after I got done with the tour and talked to Coach B and Coach Scott,” Mincey said.
He said Bielema and Scott were thrilled with his decision.
“It was a big party,” Mincey said. “They were glad to have me as a Razorback, and they think I can be a good player for them.”
Mincey made the trip to Fayetteville with Clinch County linebackers coach Rance Morgan, assistant basketball coach David Landers, a Batesville native, and Tanner Stahl, a Russellville native, who coached Mincey in seventh- and eighth-grade football.