David Patrick played a key role in helping LSU land two top-10 recruiting classes during a three-year span under former Tigers' coach Johnny Jones. Now Patrick is leaving a Division I head coaching job in order to return to the SEC.

Arkansas coach Eric Musselman announced Wednesday that Patrick will be the Razorbacks' new associate head coach after he spent the last two seasons orchestrating a major turnaround at UC Riverside. It's an impressive hire for Musselman that positions the Razorbacks to become a national recruiting power. Arkansas landed the No. 8 class in the country in 2020 during Musselman's first recruiting cycle. But all four freshmen in the class are in-state prospects.