Arkansas’ offensive coordinator and former Arkansas coach Bret Bielema’s son is the latest in a long line of high school coaches to sign their sons on the dotted line.
The Arkansas-Pine Bluff native, the son of former Razorbacks offensive coordinator Jeff Bielemas, has been recruiting for more than a year and has already signed two of his sons.
Arkansas head coach Bret Hite, former Arkansas offensive coordinator Steve Spurrier, former Auburn offensive coordinator Mark Richt and current Texas A&M offensive coordinator Kyle Whittingham have all signed their sons.
The next four are expected to sign by the end of the year, and Arkansas has already recruited three of the top four.
Bielema has also worked with one of the four recruits, wide receiver Jacob Johnson.
The 6-foot-2, 207-pound Johnson, a three-star prospect out of Florida, has a chance to become a starting receiver for the Razorbacks next season.
The fifth player in the class is former Arkansas running back Travaris Cadet.
The Razorbacks also signed wide receiver Isaiah Thomas, a four-star defensive back from the University of Alabama, and defensive end De’Vondre Campbell, who will turn 21 on Aug. 1.
The last two recruits in the recruiting class are former Arkansas quarterback Chris Simms, a five-star quarterback out of Tennessee, and former Razorback running back Tyler Wilson.
The final three are former Oklahoma State offensive lineman John Chavis, a two-star receiver out of Oklahoma and the son and brother of former Oklahoma head coach Bob Chavis.
Bret Bielems son, Matt, is the most popular recruit in the program, according a 2017 survey by Rivals.com.
His mother, Katelynn Bielemans, is second on the list, with 11.5 percent of those surveyed picking her.
Other popular recruits in Biele’s family include his two daughters, Hannah and Lauren, who are all five-stars and are in the top 10 of their respective classes.
The Bieleas’ other son, Justin, was in the 10 percent top five of Rivals.
The Bieleases’ son, Luke, is in the 14 percent top 15.
The family has not announced any recruits for the 2018 class.