Mar 13, 2019


In 2018, his first season as Arkansas head football coach, Chad Morris led the Razorbacks to their first 10-loss season in 113 years of University of Arkansas football.

Arkansas Head Football Coach Chad Morris: First Hogs HC Ever To Offer Scholarship To Fifth Grader – And His Cousin, An Eighth Grader

But 2019 is a whole new ballgame for Morris and thanks to another Arkansas football first on his watch, help may soon be on the way to Fayetteville.

On Sunday, thanks to Twitter, Razorback football fans learned that Morris had become the first head coach in 113 years of Arkansas football to offer a football scholarship to a fifth grader, Isaiah Broughton of Houston.

Arkansas Football Fan Reacts To News That The Program Has Offered Scholarship To Fifth Grader

The news, which was officially released to the media three days ago via the Twitter account of Isaiah’s brother Vernon, was driven home yesterday when Isaiah himself sent out the Tweet seen below from another Twitter account.

The offer follows Morris hosting Broughton, Isaiah’s brother Vernon and cousin Vincent Wells for a recent tour of the University of Arkansas football facilities which included a professional photoshoot with Broughton decked out in an official University of Arkansas football uniform and football equipment provided by the school.

Did we mention that during the same visit Morris also offered a scholarship to Isaiah’s eighth grader cousin, Vincent Wells?

And Broughton’s brother Vernon.

Despite a Southeastern Conference head football coach offering the promise of a football scholarship, Isaiah Broughton has not yet verbally committed to Arkansas nor does it appear that he plans to do so anytime soon.

Along with posting the news of the offer from Morris, Isaiah also recently Tweeted out a video that features highlights of his football-playing ability – perhaps indicating that he views the Arkansas offer as only the beginning of his recruitment.

Though it must be comforting for the 5th grader to know that even if all his other football options fall through and his brother Vernon, who is currently one of the most sought-after high school football recruits in the country, blows off Arkansas to sign with Texas or Oklahoma, Isaiah can still very much count on Chad Morris being at the University of Arkansas in 2026 to honor a scholarship offer made in 2019.