The Next Level is a weekly Recruiting Report feature that focuses on natives of Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Harford County and Howard County who appear on NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision rosters. Chris Eckard, a senior at the University of Maryland and Baltimore Sun sports department intern, is your author.
At 5-10 and 255 pounds, Arkansas junior fullback Kiero Small (Cardinal Gibbons) has one purpose for the No. 3 Razorbacks: to bulldoze.
The former junior college linebacker takes pride in laying out defenders to pave a path for his running back or quarterback. But Saturday, against Mississippi State, Small received his first handoff at Arkansas.
The fullback barreled into the end zone from a yard out to score his first touchdown, as the Razorbacks cruised to a 44-17 win.