Henre' Toliver is a four-star recruit and the No. 26 cornerback in the nation.
“He’s a hometown boy from New Orleans,” Toliver recently told Hawgs247. “Went to Jesuit. I go to Rummel. So it’s kind a rivalry. But he’s good people. I like him as a coach.”
And in the future, Smith will be one of Toliver’s coaches.
Toliver, the No. 26 cornerback in the nation and No. 15 recruit in Louisiana, committed to the Hogs on Saturday along with teammate Dwayne Eugene, a three-star safety. Smith was the lead recruiter for both.
They’re among a flurry of commitments for the Razorbacks, who have landed seven pledges in seven days for the 2014 recruiting cycle – including four on Saturday from the state of Louisiana. The Hogs now have 12 commitments for that class.
Toliver (6-1, 165 pounds) chose the Razorbacks over Louisville, Mississippi State, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Vanderbilt and 12 others.
The 6-foot, 175-pound Eugene’s other offers included Arizona, South Alabama, Tulane and Western Kentucky. He's ranked the No. 65 safety nationally and No. 45 overall prospect in Louisiana.
Arkansas’ new football operations center made a big impression on Toliver, who was a spectator for the Hogs’ camp Saturday.
“It’s nice. It was crazy,” Toliver said. “I went in there, people jumping up and screaming. So it was nice. It’s so big. It’s huge.”
Toliver was planning on visiting Louisville, Kentucky, Vanderbilt and Oklahoma after Arkansas. It’s not known at this time if he’ll still make those trips.