Freshman Rashod Dubinion has potential to be key player in rushing game

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There is a ton of buzz surrounding Arkansas football and for good reason.

Both coordinators, kendal briles and Barry Odom return for their third season, and signal-caller KJ Jefferson returns to lead the offense with his dual-threat attack.

The biggest question surrounding the Razorback offense is, “who steps up in the place of Trelon Smith?” Smith, who transferred to TCU during the offseason, leaves behind 598 yards and five touchdowns from 2021.

Raheim Sanders, dominique johnson, and AJ Green are among the choices that Arkansas has, but there is another name that Razorback fans should get to know, that’s freshman Rashod Dubinion.

According to Nikki Chavanelle of On3, Dubinion, an early enrollee from Cedar Grove High School in Ellenwood, Ga., played for current running backs coach Jimmy Smith in high school. Although early in his career, Dubinion looks to get a significant amount of carries in 2022, says head coach Sam Pittman.

He’s really a shifty runner. He’s a mature kid. There’s no doubt in my mind that he’ll help us next year in games. Not just special teams but he’ll be one of the backs toating the mail because he’s a good player.

To hear all of Sam Pittman’s thoughts following last Saturday’s spring game, click here.