Richard Davenport is a recruiting columnist for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
Thursday recruiting tidbits
Kevin Shorter (3) looks to block for D.J. Dean (2). Dean, of Newton, Texas, signed to play for the Razorbacks.
Coach W.T. Johnston said on Recruiting Thursday that running back Kevin Shorter of Newton, Texas will announce his college pick at noon on August 17. No decision has been made on whether he'll announce on Twitter or during a press conference. He'll choose from Arkansas, Texas or Texas A&M.
Sophomore guard Malik Monk of Bentonville added an offer from Indiana today, according to his brother, Marcus Monk, who reported it on Twitter. Arkansas was the first school to offer. Memphis also recently extended an offer.
Defensive back Shawn Boone, 5-10, 180 pounds of West Palm Beach, (Fla.) Dwyer reported on Recruiting Thursday he and his teammates, athlete Ezra Saffold, receivers Johnnie Dixon and Clint Stephens will officially visit Arkansas Sept. 13-15.
Shooting guard TeMarcus Blanton, 6-5, 197 pounds, of Locust Grove (Ga.) Luella announced on Recruiting Thursday he plans to make his official visit sometime in September. He recently cuts his list of 17 schools down to George Mason, Arkansas, South Carolina, College of Charleston, Auburn and Florida State.
Receiver Malachi Dupre of River Ridge, (La.) John Curtis said on Recruiting Thursday he's trying to visit Arkansas in the next two months.
12:32 a.m.Friday update
This has been posted on the site but not in one place. Cornerback Chris Hardeman and linebacker Vincent Jackson Jr. do not have offers from Arkansas. Hardeman will be evaluated during the season while Jackson isn't one the Hogs have or will pursue.
Hardeman's update was posted in the comment section while Jackson's update was posted in Tuesday's recruiting tidbits. Thought it would be best to have both posted together.