For the first time in program history, Arkansas has landed the nation’s top-rated recruiting class.

The Razorbacks’ 2023 signing class is ranked No. 1 nationally by both Baseball America and Perfect Game. Previously, Arkansas’ highest-rated class was No. 2 by Perfect Game (2014) and No. 3 by Baseball America (2017 & 2020).

It is the seventh consecutive year that head coach Dave Van Horn, assisted by hitting coach/recruiting coordinator Nate Thompson and pitching coach Matt Hobbs, has brought in a top-10 class in Perfect Game’s recruiting rankings.

12 of Arkansas’ 20 signees are among Perfect Game’s top 100, an all-time high in the publication’s rankings history. Perfect Game’s recruiting class rankings began in 2011, according to its database.

“This year’s signing class is a testament to how hard our staff works on the recruiting trail,” Van Horn said. “Coach Thompson and Coach Hobbs spend a lot of days and nights on the road to find guys that fit our program. We want guys that want to get better, want to develop, and want to work extremely hard alongside highly motivated coaches and teammates. The future is bright for this group, and we’re excited to get them here.”

The Hogs’ 20-man recruiting class features 10 pitchers, eight position players and a pair of two-way players, all coming from the high school ranks. The signees hail from two countries – United States (19) and South Korea (1) – and represent 11 different states – Alabama (1), Arkansas (2), California (3), Colorado (1), Florida (1), Hawaii (1), Missouri (3), North Carolina (1), Oklahoma (2), Texas (2) and Wisconsin (2).

“Congratulations to all the members of our historic No. 1 ranked 2023 signing class,” Thompson said. “Excited doesn’t begin to describe how we, as a staff, feel about these young men choosing to make Arkansas their home. This is an extremely talented, competitive, and versatile group of position players and pitchers. They’ve performed at a very high level on the national stage and are hungry to make an immediate impact upon arrival in Fayetteville. We can’t wait to see them in Razorback uniforms competing under the bright lights of Baum-Walker Stadium!”

Name Position Height Weight B/T Hometown / High School
Jaewoo Cho RHP 6-3 195 R/R Seoul, South Korea / IMG Academy
Jonah Conradt RHP 6-3 175 R/R Greenville, Wisc. / P27 Academy
Colin Fisher LHP 6-3 195 L/L Noble, Okla. / Noble HS
Nate Franco C/UTL 6-0 170 S/R Westlake Village, Calif. / Westlake HS
Gabe Gaeckle RHP 5-11 185 R/R Aptos, Calif. / Aptos HS
Kendall George OF 5-11 165 L/L Humble, Texas / Atascocita HS
Adam Hachman LHP 6-5 210 L/L Wentzville, Mo. / Timberland HS
Ryder Helfrick C 6-1 200 R/R Discovery Bay, Calif. / Clayton Valley Charter HS
Tucker Holland LHP 6-5 240 R/L Burlington, N.C. / The Burlington School
Barret Kent RHP 6-4 200 R/R Pottsboro, Texas / Pottsboro HS
Walker Martin INF 6-2 185 L/R Eaton, Colo. / Eaton HS
Tate McGuire RHP 6-3 205 R/R Kansas City, Mo. / Liberty North HS
Aidan Miller INF 6-2 215 R/R Trinity, Fla. / J.W. Mitchell HS
Dylan Questad RHP 6-0 200 R/R Waterford, Wisc. / Waterford Union HS
Diego Ramos RHP/INF 6-3 185 S/R Vian, Okla. / Vian HS
Jack Smith LHP 6-3 215 L/L Moulton, Ala. / Hartselle HS
Kade Smith INF/RHP 6-0 200 R/R Searcy, Ark. / Harding Academy
Nolan Souza INF 6-3 210 L/R Honolulu, Hawaii / Punahou HS
Ty Waid C/INF 6-1 210 R/R Texarkana, Ark. / Arkansas HS
Nazzan Zanetello INF 6-2 180 R/R Florissant, Mo. / Christian Brothers College HS