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.
Player of the Week: Martrell Spaight
Name: Martrell Spaight
School: University of Arkansas
Height: 6'0 1/2
Bench max: 300+
40-yard dash: 4.6
Number of years playing football: 6 years
Schools that have offered: Arkansas, Arkansas State, West Virginia, South Florida, Memphis, Rutgers
Other schools showing interest: Miami, Georgia, South Carolina
I signed with Arkansas because: I believe in what Coach B is doing and always was a dream!
Schools I've visited: Rutgers, Arkansas State, Ohio St., Kansas St.
In college, I plan to major in: Business
I like playing linebacker because: I was raised playing the position and I believe that is my calling to play.
Best football moment: Coach called a fake punt to me and I ran it into the end-zone
My favorite play: Toss sweep
Best player I've played against: Garden City Community College quarterback
Favorite high school team to play against: Cabot
Describe what football means to you in 20 words or fewer: Football is not just a game it's a way of life
My ringtone on my cell is: Vibrate
Favorite NFL player: Ray Lewis
Favorite NFL team: Baltimore Ravens
Favorite music: Hip-hop, R&B, gospel, country
Favorite song: 2pac staring through my rearview
Favorite book: The Bible, Tears of a Tiger
Favorite movie: Friday
Favorite TV show: The Wayans brothers
Favorite actor: Denzel Washington
Favorite actress: Gabrielle Union
Favorite food: Steak n potatoes
Favorite class: Art
Dream Date: Skylar Diggins
Hobbies: Workout, cook, text, watch movies
The one thing I could not live without is: My phone
Role model: My parents
Three words to describe me: Humble, religious, hard working
People would be surprised that I: can sing
Ten years from now I'll be: Successful and showing young kids they can do the same
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