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Abbeville (La.) prep linebacker Jelani Smith (6-1, 210, 4.54) becomes the University of Arkansas' first defensive pledge of the 2008 class and the sixth overall when he commits to the Razorbacks on Friday.

After getting started with five offensive commits, the University of Arkansas football program got a little defensive on Friday. That's when Abbeville (La.) High linebacker Jelani Smith (6-1, 210, 4.7) switched his commitment from Louisiana Tech to the Razorbacks. He did so after visiting Arkansas the past few days and leaving out on Friday morning. "Really I started to fall in love with...

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