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 recruiting tidbits
Rafe Peavey of Bolivar, Mo., became Arkansas’ first oral commitment for the 2014 class.
Arkansas offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Jim Chaney watched quarterback commitment Rafe Peavey throw today. Word is Chaney was very pleased with what he saw.
Chaney is expected to visit Norman North High School in Oklahoma on Thursday to watch Elite 11 finalist David Cornwell throw.
Arkansas running backs coach Joel Thomas visited Oakley, (Ca.) Freedom High School to check on running back Joe Mixon, who has approximately 50 offers. Mixon said he and Thomas are trying to set up a visit and one during the summer is a possibility.
Running back Royce Freeman, 6-0, 200, 4.6 seconds in the 40 yard dash, of Imperial, California said Thomas will visit his school on Thursday. He has about 20 scholarship offers.
Offensive lineman Roderick Johnson, 6-7, 325 pounds, 5.2 seconds in the 40 yard dash, of Florissant, (Mo.) Hazelwood Central said offensive line coach Sam Pittman visited his school today. He has more than 20 scholarship offers.
Pittman also stopped by the school of offensive lineman Brian Wallace, 6-6, 304, 5.2 of St. Louis Christian Brothers College High. He has 14 offers.
Arkansas cornerbacks coach Taver Johnson visited Cincinnati Colerain High School to check on 2015 tight end-offensive lineman George Brown, who has 23 offers.
Point guard Jerome Seagears, who's transferring from Rutgers, will arrive Friday around five o'clock in the afternoon for his official visit to Arkansas.
Safety Nick Glass, 6-1, 203, 4.45 of Suwanee (Ga.) Peachtree Ridge said he talks to cornerbacks coach Taver Johnson and defensive coordinator Chris Ash about every two days. He said he talks to both on Facebook and Twitter everyday. As reported earlier in the week, he received 38 handwritten letters from Arkansas over the weekend.
Glass said Arkansas, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Florida State and Kentucky are coming at him the hardest. He's looking to visit in the next two months.