Don’t adjust your screen, you’re not seeing double: Arkansas now has a set of twins in its 2023 recruiting class after Dylan Hasz joined his brother, Luke Hasz, on Friday.
More than five months after his twin became the first No. 1 player from Oklahoma to commit to Arkansas, Bixby, Okla., athlete Dylan Hasz announced his pledge via Twitter on the first day of July. He is the 18th public member of the Razorbacks’ class and continues a recent surge on the recruiting trail.
TJ Metcalf spurned Ole Miss earlier in the day by picking Arkansas, which has now landed seven commitments in 13 days.
Although he’s listed as an unrated athlete on all of the recruiting sites, Hasz is a do-it-all playmaker for the four-time defending state champion Spartans of Bixby High, which competes in Oklahoma’s Class 6A-Division II.
As a wide receiver, the 5-foot-11, 180-pound athlete caught 24 passes for 193 yards and three touchdowns, plus added 26 yards on five carries. On special teams, he returned 14 punts for 214 yards.
Where Hasz will likely play at Arkansas, though, is on defense. The first half of his Hudl highlights are as a safety, where he racked up 28 tackles — including 17 solo — and 12 pass breakups as a junior. That came after a sophomore year in which he made four interceptions and broke up 18 passes heading into the state championship game.
Brothers Join Forces with Arkansas Football
Considering Dylan is an unranked prospect whose only other FBS offers were from his hometown school (Tulsa) and a pair of service academies (Air Force and Navy) and Luke is a highly touted four-star recruit, it’d be easy to make the assumption it was a token offer when Arkansas extended a scholarship to the lesser heralded twin on June 2.
Less than a month later, though, the Razorbacks accepted his commitment. Luke Hasz is confident his brother earned it on his own.
“He didn’t get offered because of me,” Luke Hasz said. “He earned it. If he got offered because of me, it would have been a long time ago. He had to earn it and they had to come out and watch him at spring ball and all that stuff.”
He has a point. The Razorbacks have been recruiting Luke Hasz since March 2021, when he had already emerged as a national recruit, and could have easily offered his brother then, too, but didn’t. They also could have offered when Luke originally committed to Oklahoma, but didn’t.
Finally, after defensive coordinator Barry Odom made the trek to Bixby to evaluate him in person, Arkansas pulled the trigger. Dylan Hasz then took an official visit on the final weekend of June, a separate weekend from his brother’s official visit, and committed a week later.
It’s a cool opportunity for Dylan, who was born two minutes earlier than Luke. He’s also played football longer, as Luke focused on basketball until picking up football the fall after the pandemic shut down the summer basketball circuit.
They will be just the latest set of brothers to play for the Razorbacks. Most recently, star safety Jalen Catalon’s older brother, Kendall, was a wide receiver. Also, linebacker Hayden Henry and tight end Hudson Henry and linebacker Grant Morgan followed in the footsteps of their older brothers, tight end Hunter Henry and wide receiver Drew Morgan, respectively.
A set of twins playing together in college is a bit more unique, but not unheard of. The Martin twins — Caleb and Cody — played for current Arkansas basketball coach Eric Musselman at Nevada and he landed another set, Makhel and Makhi Mitchell, who will play for him this coming season. In track and field, Tori Weeks Hoggard and Lexi Weeks Jacobus were national champion pole vaulters for the Razorbacks.
Brothers ‘Hasz’ Solid Bloodlines
The athleticism of the Hasz twins shouldn’t come as a surprise because both of their parents played sports in college.
Their father, Darren, was a two-way standout at Jenks High in the late 1980s. A record-breaking wide receiver and talented defensive back, he went on to play at Tulsa.
It was with the Golden Hurricane that Darren met his wife, and the Hasz brothers’ mother, Stacy. She played tennis at Tulsa.
The Razorbacks likely benefited from the fact that the family also has ties to Arkansas. The twins’ older sister, Jenna, and — according to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette — their aunt, Jennifer Rouse, each graduated from the UA.
Upcoming Decisions for Arkansas Football
With two commitments on the first day of July, the Razorbacks could just be getting started on the recruiting trail. A couple of other high-profile targets are also set to make announcements soon.
Next up on that list is offensive lineman Paris Patterson, a four-star recruit and the No. 235 overall prospect in the 2023 class, according to Rivals. The 6-foot-5, 330-pound lineman picked up an offer from Arkansas after a solid camp performance on June 22, returned a few days later for an official visit and is now set to announce his commitment on July 4, with LSU, Nebraska and Tennessee among his other offers.
Later that week, four-star safety Jaylon Braxton from Frisco, Texas, will also make his decision. Although he was committed to Michigan State when he officially visited Arkansas last month, the Lone Star High prospect has since backed off that pledge and will now choose between the Razorbacks, Miami (Fla.) and others on July 9.
Arkansas Recruiting Class of 2023
- TE Shamar Easter — Ashdown (Ark.)
- TE Jaden Hamm — Eudora (Kan.)
- OL Joey Su’a — Bentonville (Ark.)
- CB Dallas Young — Gardendale (Ala.)
- DE Kaleb James — Mansfield (Texas)
- TE Luke Hasz — Bixby (Okla.)
- DE Quincy Rhodes — North Little Rock (Ark.)
- LB Carson Dean — Carrollton (Texas) Hebron
- OL Luke Brown — Paris (Tenn.) Henry County
- QB Malachi Singleton — Kennesaw (Ga.) North Cobb
- RB Isaiah Augustave — Naples (Fla.)
- S Christian Ford — McKinney (Texas)
- DT Ian Geffrard — Mableton (Ga.) Whitefield Academy
- CB RJ Johnson — McDonough (Ga.) Eagle’s Landing Christian
- LB Alex Sanford — Oxford (Miss.)
- DT Stephen Johnson — Fayetteville (Ga.) Whitewater
- S TJ Metcalf — Pinson (Ala.) Valley
- ATH Dylan Hasz — Bixby (Okla.)
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