18-year-old Arkansas recruit Dion Stutts dies in an ATV accident, police say

Jun 14, 2023 12:52 p.m. ET

Arkansas defensive tackle recruit Dion Stutts died Tuesday in what appeared to be an ATV accident, police said. he was 18

Panola County Sheriff Shane Phelps told multiple media outlets that Stutts crashed on his family’s property in Batesville, Mississippi.

“We are heartbroken by the death of Dion Stutts,” the Arkansas football team said in a statement. “He was a great young man with a bright future ahead of him. We were just as excited to add him to our program as we were to be a Razorback. Our thoughts and prayers are with his mother, Shante, and father, Dino, and his entire family as they deal with this loss.

Stutts was a three-star recruit who committed to the Razorbacks in March 2024 as part of the class of 2024. He also wrestled for his high school team.

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