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.
Wednesday night recruiting tidbits
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/KAREN E. SEGRAVE 8/18/11 Pulaski Academy's TE/WR Hunter Henry.
The Arkansas' hiring of former Tennessee offensive coordinator Jim Chaney for the same position for the Hogs is a hit with Pulaski Academy TE Hunter Henry.
Henry, an Arkansas commitment said he sat down for a couple of hours with Chaney when he visited Tennessee and was very impressed with his offense and him as a person. He said Chaney's offense is very TE friendly. The hire is a definite plus for the Hogs in his eyes. Very excited.
He was told that Coach Bret Bielema will make an in-home visit in early January.
9:45 p.m. update
Arkansas' 2014 QB commitment Rafe Peavey is super excited about the Chaney hiring and loves what he did with Bray at Tennessee. Chaney recruited Peavey. Couldn't be more happier about the hire.
Razorback OL commitment Mitchell Bell said asst. coach Bobby Allen visited him today. He said he will visit in Jan.
Hog S Khari Harding said he called and spoke briefly with Bielema tonight and was told the Hogs want him. He plans to make his official visit to Arkansas on Jan. 18. Will visit Arizona St. on Jan. 11. He found out today that he made All Metro, All District and All State.
WR Ryan Timmons of Frankfort, Ky. said he's going to look online and found out what he can about Chaney and where he's coached in the past.
10:03 p.m. update
Hog QB commitemnt Austin Allen is impressed with Chaney's resume and what he's done at Tennessee. He was offered by Chaney, who traveled to Fayetteville to see Allen throw but rain cancelled the session. Very pleased with the hire.
10:34 p.m. update
Tennessee OL commitment Dan Skipper, 6-10, 295 of Colorado said OL coach Dan Pittman was a big reason for him committing to the Vols. Thinks very highly of him. He didn't want to say much more than that until he sees the hiring become official.
12:20 a.m. update
Hog commitment/CB Carroll Washington said he talked to Bielema about noon on Wednesday to confirm the time he would be seeing Washington at his school on Thursday.
Arkansas basketball signee/center Moses Kingsley of Huntington Prep had 21 points, 7 rebounds and 4 block shots Wednesday night. He was 9 of 16 from the floor and hit all three of his free throws. Hearing his shot is improving.