Hogs add late signee at receiver


Arkansas continues to stock up at receiver after losing the record-setting threesome of Joe Adams, Jarius Wright and Greg Childs.

The Hogs have added Mekale McKay of Louisville, Ky., to their 2012 signing class. The 6-foot-6, 195-pound McKay was also a standout basketball player at Moore High School. He's originally from Houston and had been committed to UTEP before changing his mind just before national signing day. He re-opened his recruitment and visited Arkansas and Ole Miss in recent weeks before deciding on the Hogs.

"We are excited to add Mekale to what we feel like is a very fast and athletic class," Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino said. "Mekale is a big, strong receiver with great hands who has an extremely physical style of play. We’ve led the SEC in passing the last three seasons and our goal each year is to accomplish that. Mekale joins a talented group of incoming receivers that combine to bring a number of different strengths to the field."

McKay is the Hogs' 25th signee in the 2012 class and the fifth receiver. He also plans to play basketball at Arkansas.

As a senior in football, he caught 38 passes for 894 yards and 13 touchdowns. He averaged 17 points and 6.4 rebounds in basketball.