Richard Davenport covers recruiting for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. He is the host of Recruiting Thursday, a weekly radio show that airs from 7 to 8 p.m. on 92.1 FM in Fayetteville; 93.7 FM in Little Rock; 95.3 FM in Fort Smith; 96.3 FM in Hot Springs; 104.3 FM in Harrison/Mountain Home; and 106.9 FM in Arkadelphia.
Florida DT plans to visit the Hill
Charlie Partridge, left, was hired as Arkansas' defensive line coach on Dec. 15, 2012. Partridge has served as co-defensive coordinator with Chris Ash. Ash was hired as the Razorbacks' defensive coordinator on Dec. 11.
Defensive tackle Monty Nelson, 6-3, 310, 5.2 of Plantation, Fla. said he plans to make an official visit to Arkansas in January.
As reported in Monday recruiting tidbits, Nelson received an offer from Arkansas. He said he spoke with Partridge that day and was told he had an offer. Partridge recruited Nelson while at Wisconsin and the two built a solid relationship. He calls Partridge a great guy.
He said he has set an official visit to Indiana and is also looking to visit Louisville, Pitt and Ole Miss.
He reports bench pressing about 385 pounds and about 495 in the squat.