In a tragic incident, Dion Stutts, a committed player to the Arkansas football team, has passed away. The talented defensive lineman, known for his imposing stature of 6-foot-3 and 250 pounds, succumbed to injuries from a utility vehicle accident that occurred on his family’s farm in Batesville, Mississippi. This news was reported by TMZ, stating the unfortunate event happened on Tuesday. Arkansas Football commit Dion Stutts tragically passes away at 18 years of age.
Arkansas expressed their sorrow over the loss through a heartfelt statement released on social media:
“We are heartbroken over the passing of Dion Stutts. He was a tremendous young man with a bright future ahead of him. We were as excited to add him to our program as he was to be a Razorback. Our thoughts and prayers are with his mother Shante and father Dino along with his entire family as they deal with this loss.”
Stutts, a promising 3-star recruit from Memphis University School, held an impressive ranking as the No. 18 rising senior prospect in Tennessee, as per the 247 composite rankings. He had pledged his commitment to the Razorbacks on March 11. His talent had attracted several other offers from renowned institutions including Louisville, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Texas A&M, and Tulane.
Kavion Henderson of Leeds, Alabama, a fellow commit to Arkansas, expressed his grief over the loss on social media. Arkansas Football Commit Dion Stutts Tragically Passes Away.
In his words: “Me and you stayed talking,” he wrote. “You told me you wanted to be great. I told you we need to push each other. You will be forever missed. Praying for the family.”