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
Tennessee offensive coordinator Jim Chaney, serving as interim head coach since Derek Dooley was fired after the last game, cheers for the senior class players as they take the field to play Kentucky in an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, in Knoxville, Tenn. The Vols won 37-17. The Vols won 37-17. (AP Photo/Chattanooga Times Free Press, Dan Henry)
Arkansas commitment and TE Deondre Skinner of Patterson, La. said he talked to Arkansas OC-QB coach Jim Chaney this morning. He said Chaney wanted to introduce himself and said he would be coming down in Jan. to visit with him and his family. Chaney told him Bielema likes video and his skill set and believes he'll fit in well in the offense. All that excited him. He said he's officially visiting Arkansas, Miss. St., Houston, Arizona St. and Ole Miss but is set on the Hogs.
Hog commitment and S Khari Harding of Edmond, Okla. said he plans to call Arkansas Coach Bret Bielema soon. He plans to officially visit Arkansas, Auburn and Arizona State.
Tennessee commitment and OT Dan Skipper, 6-10, 295, 4.97 of Arvada, Colo. said the plan is for him to make an official visit to Arkansas on Jan. 11.
The senior highlights of RB Korliss Marshall of Osceola, who rushed 129 times for 1,711 yards and 24 TDs.
This was addressed the other night but the post was too vague. OL Mitchell Bell of Navarro College will not be signing with Arkansas because of academic issues.
Former Notre Dame RB commitment Jamel James of Katy, Tx. has not heard from Bielema.
Former Hog walk-on, DE Justin Oates of New Market, Ala. has signed with East Miss. C.C. and plans to return to Arkansas in 2014.