Richard Davenport has been a recruiting columnist for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette since 2007. He also hosts Recruiting Thursday each Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m. statewide.
Thursday night recruiting tidbits
El Dorado News-Times/Michael Orrell -- El Dorado's Bijhon Jackson tracks Mountian Home's Andrew Stolpe in the first round of the 6A state playoffs at Memorial Stadium in El Dorado on Friday, Nov. 9, 2012.
Arkansas Coach Bret Bielema continues to reach out to prospects.
He contacted the following commitments today.
QB Tyler Cogswell of Planation, Fla. - He said he was very impressed with Bielema and was told he would be making an in-home visit in Jan. Bielema told him that he hoped to name an offensive coordinator and quarterback coach with the next week or two. Cogswell plans to make his official visit in Jan.
CB Carroll Washington of Hartnell College- He was blown away by Bielema and was told he was wanted at Arkansas and that sealed the deal with Washington. He will sign his national letter of intent on Dec. 19 and enroll in Jan.
After talking to Bielema, WR Lamar Jordan of Frisco, Tx. thinks he's a great man and is really excited to be playing for a great coach. He said Bielema said he was glad he committed to Arkansas and had stayed firmed with his commitment.
The Fayetteville three, QB Austin Allen, LB Brooks Elllis and S Alex Brignoni will meet with Bielema on Saturday morning.
2014 DL Bijhon Jackson of El Dorado said he wants to commit to Arkansas and plans to talk to his parents about it tomorrow. He wants to wait until he knows which coach to contact in order to pledge to the Hogs. He likes Bielema's defensive background.
2014 QB Rafe Peavey of Bolivar, Mo. said he remains committed to the Hogs and is looking forward to meeting Coach Bielema.
North Little Rock RB Altee Tenpenny called Bielema today and the conversation went well. He was timed at 4.25 seconds and 4.29 seconds in the 40 yard dash today at school. Coach Brad Bolding was one of the timers and he clocked Tenpenny at 4.29. Tenpenny's senior highlights
2014 RB Juan Day of North Little Rock was measured at 6-2, 210 pounds and ran a 4.56 today. Bolding believes he's the next great back to come from the school. Click here for junior highlights.