Arkansas loses eighth commit since firing Morris

Field Level Media

November 13, 2019 at 6:59 pm.

Four-star wide receiver Darin Turner decommitted from Arkansas’ Class of 2020 on Wednesday, the eighth player to do so since the firing of head coach Chad Morris on Sunday.

“After talking to my Parents about the firing of Coach Morris at Arkansas, I’ve decided to reopen my recruitment,” Turner tweeted Wednesday morning. “I will still consider Arkansas but I want to explore other options also.”

His decommitment follows that of four-star quarterback Chandler Morris, the coach’s son, who announced his decision on Tuesday in a matter-of-fact tweet.

“I would like to announce that I will be decommitting from the University of Arkansas and will be reopening my recruitment at this time,” the younger Morris said.

Other players who have backed away from the Razorbacks this week are tight ends Brandon Frazier and Allen Horace, wide receivers Savion Williams and Mason Mangum, running back John Gentry and athlete Kelvontay Dixon.

Turner, from Memphis Central High School, is the 34th-ranked receiver in the nation, according to the 247Sports composite.

Chandler Morris, who attends Highland Park High School in Dallas, is the No. 13 dual-threat quarterback in the 2020 class.

Arkansas still has six players committed in its class, all on the defensive side of the ball. The remaining class ranks 14th in the Southeastern Conference and 116th in the nation, according to 247Sports.

Arkansas’ 2019 class was ranked 23rd in the nation.

The Razorbacks (2-8, 0-6 SEC) are idle this week and play at No. 1 LSU on Nov. 23.