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.
Wednesday recruiting tidbits
Lee College's Jamal Jones dunks the ball during the first round game against Hagerstown Community College at the NJCAA men's championship basketball tournament at the Sports Arena. Lee beat Hagerstown 104-97 and Jones scored 25 points in the game.
Guard Jamal Jones, 6-8, 190 pounds of Lee College in Baytown, Texas will arrive in Fayetteville on Thursday for his official visit. He said there's not a chance he'll commit while on his visit and will take other visits. He said he'll set up the visits Sunday.
He has scholarship offers to Arkansas, Texas A&M, Oregon, TCU and San Diego State. Jones, who averaged 18 points, 5.3 rebounds and shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the three-point line this past season, hopes to make his decision before May.
As reported on April 2, offensive lineman Jovan Pruitt, 6-6, 275, 5.2 of Dallas Bishop Dunne will visit Arkansas this weekend. He has about 10 scholarship offers from Texas, Alabama, Notre Dame, Oklahoma and others. Video highlights click here
Athlete D'Cota Dixon, 5-10, 190, 4.5 of New Smyrna Beach, Florida said Arkansas offered him a scholarship two or three days ago. He said he talked to graduate assistant Terrance Butler for about an hour recently and was given several links to websites so he could get a feel for Arkansas and came away very impressed. He also liked how Butler came a across over the phone and was very upfront with him. He has about 13 or so offers, including West Virginia, Duke, Purdue, Louisville and Illinois.
Dixon, who has a 3.8 grade point average, said he wants to come up during the summer for a camp. Video highlights click here
Arkansas has offered defensive lineman Edgar Cerenord of Plantation (Fla.) American Heritage according to sbnation.com.