Class of 2017 4-star guard Khalil Garland has committed to the University of Arkansas, per his Twitter account.
— kg. (@k_garland3) July 16, 2016
The sweet-stroking lefty is the second-highest rated player in the state of Arkansas, which serves as a tremendous grab for head coach Mike Anderson.
A 6-foot-6, 195-pound two guard from Parkview Magnet HS in Little Rock, Arkansas, Garland was flooded with primetime offers from schools such as: Connecticut, Pittsburgh, Texas A&M and Florida, but chose the in-state Razorbacks.
It was back on April 19 that Garland de-committed from Memphis before taking his visit there less than two weeks later. He piled up 15 scholarship offers, but has locked in to attend Arkansas.
With the addition of Garland, the Razorbacks now have their third commit for 2017. The trio of Garland, four-star (and number one player in Arkansas) Daniel Gafford, and Darious Hall, makes up for the current top SEC recruiting class and the fifth-best in the entire nation. Having snagged the two best players in the state of Arkansas is a major step back toward prominence for the Razorbacks program.
Having just made one NCAA Tournament appearance since 2007-08, Arkansas has not been at the top since Nolan Richardson ran the program from 1986-2002.
For a program that has produced 26 NBA players, getting back to the success the team had two decades ago is a priority for those around the Arkansas program. Basketball may not be king like football in the SEC, but the window will be there.