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.
Monday recruiting tidbits
Razorback Recruit Kiy Hester
Today is the second day of the contact period and Arkansas coaches are visiting schools and homes throughout the nation.
Arkansas defensive coordinator Chris Ash visited the schools of safety Kiy Hester and receiver Adonis Jennings this morning.
Hester, 6-1, 212, 4.48 of Wayne, (N.J.) De Paul Catholic was impressed that the Hogs' defensive coordinator would visit the school, according to associate head coach Bryan Murray.
Murray said Hester, who was scheduled to visit Fayetteville Dec. 13, may make his visit sometime in the middle of next week.
Sicklerville, (N.J) Timber Creek Coach Rob Hinson said Ash's visit went great. He said receivers coach Michael Smith is slated to visit next week. He said Jan. 17 is a possibility for Jennings' official visit but nothing is definite.
Jennings had 9 receptions for 117 yards and 2 touchdowns in last week's victory.
Linebacker Sharieff Rhaheed of Fort Pierce Central High School in Florida said on Twitter that Arkansas defensive line coach Charlie Partridge visited his school this morning.
As was tweeted on Sunday, Pine Bluff junior tight end Will Gragg said he will announce his college decision on his birthday Sept. 23, 2014. He had planned to make his decision on signing day of 2015 but he plans to enroll at the school of his choice in Jan. of 2015.
Arkansas 2015 quarterback commitment Ty Storey of Charleston completed 22 of 36 passes for 534 yards and 7 touchdowns in Friday's win. He also played some Mike linebacker for first time since 9th grade.
Arkansas is checking out safety-receiver Gary Cross, 6-2, 190 pounds of Fordyce.
Redbugs Coach Tim Rodgers said Cross runs about a 4.5 time in the 40 yard dash.
Cross had 27 receptions for 604 yards (22.37 average) and 9 touchdowns while having 52 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, 3 interceptions, 6 pass breakups, 3 recovered fumbles and 4 forced fumbles.
Rodgers said Cross needs to improve his ACT score. His skills definitely look D-1. Video highlights CLICK HERE
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