#17 Kofi Boateng

WR | So | 6-1 | 185 | Arlington, Texas | Lamar HS

2017 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Did not participate in any games.

2016 (FRESHMAN): Redshirted during initial year with the program

HIGH SCHOOL: A consensus three-star recruit by ESPN, Rivals, Scout and 247Sports … Ranked as a top 100 player in the state of Texas by ESPN, (No. 84), 247 Sports (No. 92) and Rivals (No. 93) … Tabbed the No. 90 wide receiver in the class of 2016 and No. 13 at the position in the state of Texas by Scout … ESPN ranked him as the No. 96 wide receiver in the nation with a grade of 78 … Set an Arlington city record for career touchdown receptions with 27 … Two-time All-District 4-6A first team selection as a junior and senior … Finished senior season with 46 receptions for 782 yards and 11 touchdowns … Helped lead the Vikings to an 11-2 record and to the Class 6A Division II regionals under head coach Laban DeLay … Had a pair of 100-yard receiving games on the year … Hauled in 66 receptions for 1,023 yards and 15 touchdowns as a junior … Named honorable mention 6A All-State by the Texas Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE) … Also ran for 158 yards and two touchdowns on only 14 carries to help Lamar to an 8-4 record and second round playoff appearance … Chose Arkansas over Ole Miss, Wisconsin, Texas Tech, Houston, Washington, Arizona State, Cal, North Carolina, Maryland, Purdue, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas State, Illinois, Colorado, Boston College and others.

Born on Sept. 11, 1997 … Son of Gabriel and Latonia Boateng … Kinesiology major … 2016-17 First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll honoree.