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: Isaac Jackson
Southside receiver Isaac Jackson is drawing interest from Arkansas, Auburn, LSU and others.
Name: Isaac Jackson
School: Fort Smith Southside
Weight: 215 pounds
Bench max: 225
Squat max: 350
40-yard dash: 4.55 seconds
Number of years playing football: 10
Schools that have offered: No offers yet
Other schools showing interest: Arkansas, LSU, Auburn, Mississippi State, Oklahoma State, Notre Dame, Army, Oregon, Arkansas State, Louisiana State, Missouri, Tulsa, Memphis, Nebraska
I like Arkansas because: It's my home state, I grew up watching Razorback football, most of my friends are Hog fans
Schools I've visited: None officially
In college, I plan to major in: Business
I like playing quarterback because: I'm involved in every offensive play.
Best football moment: Anytime I'm on the field, I'm just glad that I get a chance to play a game I love.
My favorite play: Don't really have just one. I guess my favorite play would be any that ends in a touchdown.
Best player I've played against: In practice, my brother Ian! He's a sophomore, starts at linebacker. As a sophomore, he's one of the best, if not the best, linebacker in Class 7A.
Favorite high school team to play against: Fort Smith Northside
Describe what football means to you in 20 words or fewer: My favorite sport to play. It involves the mental, physical and creative process.
My ringtone on my cell is: Can't Be Touched
Favorite NFL player: Peyton Manning
Favorite NFL team: Whatever team Peyton Manning is playing for at that time.
Favorite music: Rap
Favorite song: Can't Be Touched
Favorite book: Hugo
Favorite movie: Paronormal Activity
Favorite TV show: ESPN
Favorite actor: George Lopez
Favorite actress: Megan Fox
Favorite food: French fries
Favorite class: Science
Dream Date: Megan Fox
Hobbies: Wake boarding, long boarding, fishing, camping, hunting.
The one thing I could not live without is: My cell phone
Role model: My Dad, he's been where I'm going, understands where I am.
Three words to describe me: Competitive, Creative, Committed.
People would be surprised that I: Don't watch much sports, can't name many sports personalities.
Ten years from now I'll be Hopefully in my sixth or seventh year in the NFL.
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