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Razorbacks For Ragnow

Chanhassen (Minn.) High four-star offensive tackle Frank Ragnow announced his pledge to Arkansas on Friday afternoon during a press conference at his school.

The 6-foot-6, 291-pound Ragnow chose the Razorbacks over Minnesota after also considering Florida State.

“There really wasn't a bad choice,” Ragnow said. “All three of these schools – it was my dream come true to play Division I football and they are giving me the chance to do that for free. I don't even know how to describe the feeling.”

Ranked by 247Sports as the nation's No. 24 offensive tackle, Ragnow becomes commitment No. 23 for head coach Bret Bielema and his staff in the class-of-2014.

Ragnow will play center at Arkansas and was recruited as a tackle by Minnesota. Despite holding the press conference at his school in front of many Minnesota fans, Ragnow was cheered loudly when he announced for the Razorbacks.

“I just can't believe how many people are here today,” Ragnow said. “It's the most humbling thing in the world and I thank you guys for supporting me this whole time. I have had nothing but positive support from all the community.”

Ragnow becomes the sixth player to hold four-star status in Arkansas's recruiting haul, joining quarterback Rafe Peavey, fellow offensive tackles Brian Wallace and Sebastian Tretola, defensive tackle Bijhon Jackson and cornerback Henre' Toliver.

Other schools to offer Ragnow included Florida State, California, Miami, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio State, Vanderbilt and Wisconsin.

Ragnow took official visits to Arkansas (Nov. 2), Minnesota (Dec. 6) and Florida State (Dec. 13.) His first visit to Fayetteville came in late July.

For a complete look at the Razorback's class, click here.

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