- Dave Hooker, Reporter, RecruitingNation
Despite internet rumors to the contrary, Arkansas is not making a push for ESPN 300 quarterback Riley Ferguson.
"They have never called," Ferguson's head coach, Brian Hales, said when asked about the Razorbacks' potential interest in the 6-foot-2, 190-pound pocket passer.
Speculation surfaced in response to coaching changes in the SEC. Tennessee fired former coach Derek Dooley, who Ferguson committed to in June. Then, the Vols hired Butch Jones from Cincinnati, who runs a slightly different offense than Dooley did.
Ferguson, however, has said all along that he would remain committed to Tennessee even if there was a coaching change. Then, former Tennessee offensive coordinator Jim Chaney was hired for the same position at Arkansas. The speculation surfaced once again since Chaney was instrumental in recruiting Ferguson.
The speculation was apparently just that. Hales said that Ferguson is still 100-percent committed to Tennessee.
Ferguson is Tennessee's highest-rated commitment. He has already spoken to Jones, according to Hales.