HOG FUTURES: Junior-college sack machine shapes up for Razorbacks

Posted: August 20, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

Arkansas defensive lineman Dorian Gerald goes through practice Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, in Fayetteville.

"Oh, there's no doubt (he's ready to contribute)," John Chavis said Saturday. "Let's just tell it like it is: He has to. We don't have a choice."


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Gerald at a glance

CLASS Junior

POSITION Defensive end

HEIGHT/WEIGHT 6-3, 260 pounds

HOMETOWN Florence, S.C.

HIGH SCHOOL West Florence

JUNIOR COLLEGE College of the Canyons (Calif.)

NOTEWORTHY Rated the No. 1 juco defensive end and the No. 4 juco player by ESPN. … Ranked the No. 1 strong-side defensive end by 247Sports. Posted 96 tackles, including 43 tackles for loss and 22 sacks, in two juco seasons. Racked up 12 sacks in 2016 and 10 sacks in 2017. Forced 6 fumbles and recovered 2 at College of the Canyons. … Chose Arkansas over offers from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, LSU, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Florida State, Miami, Nebraska and Oklahoma, among others.

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