Bret Bielema 2, Nick Saban 1; Ty Storey Commits To Hogs


Nick Saban is battling Bret Bielema for Arkansas recruits. The score so far is Bret Bielema 2, Nick Saban 1.

Ty Storey commits to Bret Bielema over Nick Saban

Ty Storey commits to Bret Bielema over Nick Saban

Ty Storey, a Charleston, Ark., quarterback and 2015 recruiting prospect, has committed to the University of Arkansas Razorbacks, according to numerous reports. Storey chose Arkansas over Alabama, Auburn and others.

Last season, Storey racked up 3,397 yards and 48 touchdowns, with only six interceptions, in his first year of high school football action.

Jim Harris outlined the historical difficulties Razorback football coaches have had in keeping in-state recruits home to play ball.

The challenges are no less for Bret Bielema, who has said he wants to attract the best high school players in Arkansas and convince them to call the Hogs.

The battle between Bielema and Saban for Arkansas high school talent started last recruiting season with North Little Rock running back Altee Tenpenny. The prep star committed to Saban long before Bielema ever arrived in Fayetteville as the head Hog, but that didn’t stop the new coach from putting the moves on the running back.

Reports at the time indicated that Saban was concerned enough to continue visiting Tenpenny after Bielema’s arrival in Arkansas, despite the fact he had been firmly committed to the Crimson Tide.

Most Arkansas fans seemed to give Bielema a pass on not nabbing Tenpenny, but all eyes turned to other in-state players with offers from Saban, including Charleston’s Ty Storey.

Bijhon Jackson, a defensive tackle from El Dorado, is a 2014 prospect with an offer from Alabama who as already to committed to Bielema. That brings the score to 2-1.

So as the battle for the best Arkansas high school football talent continues to rage, we turn our attention to Springdale Har-Ber’s talented defensive tackle, Josh Frazier.

Frazier has listed Arkansas and Alabama among his top five schools left standing in the recruiting battle. The others he listed are Texas A&M, Georgia and the University of Southern California.

As Jim Harris wrote last week:

Nick Saban Throws A Hissy Fit

Nick Saban Throws A Hissy Fit

And don’t think that Alabama coach Nick Saban wouldn’t like to gig Bielema and take another prize out of Arkansas, particularly when Bielema’s speaking tour comments about Saban and his record in the Big Ten were made public earlier this spring. Sure, Saban publicly said he wasn’t even thinking about Bielema’s widely reported words, but anyone who knows the SEC knows that privately they are locked away in Saban’s memory bank on his personal bulletin board.

But for today, Bielema is winning, which sounds nice.

Bret Bielema is beating Nick Saban on the field sounds nicer.

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10 Responses to “Bret Bielema 2, Nick Saban 1; Ty Storey Commits To Hogs”

  1. Drew F.
    June 26, 2013 at 9:02 am #

    Looks like Storey finally got the Arkansas offer he wanted. Bielema’s fence is coming along quite nicely.

  2. brian
    June 26, 2013 at 9:10 am #

    11th grader already with full beard. they are growing fast these days.

  3. Barks
    June 26, 2013 at 10:27 am #

    how many alabama blue chip recruits has bielema signed??????

  4. Z71Ranger
    June 26, 2013 at 11:48 am #

    Haha too bad Bama had to settle for the #1 QB in the nation instead of a no-name Hog.

  5. MtCody
    June 26, 2013 at 12:30 pm #

    What? 6 in a row soon to be 7.


  1. Arkansas High School Football Scores Week 8 - December 1, 2013

    [...] Here is a little more on Ty Storey from when it was announced he was verbally committing to the Razorbacks. Interestingly enough, it appears the Charleston game was the one to watch this week. Arkansas freshman running back phenom Alex Collins was also at the game. Had fun in Charleston tonight ! great football ! Great atmosphere ! And most importantly great people ! Glad I came ! #GoHogs #wps @SydKid04— alex razrbck collins (@Budda03) October 26, 2013 [...]

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