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
Cornerback Cornelius Floyd, who visited Virginia over the weekend, said he will officially visit West Virginia on Jan. 24 and Oklahoma Jan. 31. As reported on a few weeks ago, he'll officially visit Arkansas Jan. 17.
Floyd, 6-1, 170, 4.49 seconds in the 40 yard dash, of Miami Gulliver Prep said linebackers coach Randy Shannon has done an in-home and school visit. Video highlights CLICK HERE
Arkansas Coach Bret Bielema and receivers coach Michael Smith attended receiver Frank Iheanacho's basketball game Tuesday night.
Iheanacho, 6-7, 220 of Houston Westside will arrive in Fayetteville today to start of an official visit. He'll leave Friday to visit Oregon. Video highlights CLICK HERE
Offensive lineman Andrew Mike, 6-7, 275, 5.05 of Tucson, (Ariz.) Sabino said he will probably make an official visit to Arkansas on Jan. 18-20. He had an in-home visit from Arkansas offensive line coach Sam Pittman on Dec. 4. He played at 290 during the football season. Video highlights CLICK HERE
Offensive line coach Sam Pittman watched highly regarded offensive lineman Frank Ragnow help his school's basketball team to a one point victory Tuesday night.
Ragnow, 6-6, 291, 5.0 seconds in the 40 yard dash of Victoria, Minnesota, Chanhassen officially visited the Hogs for the Auburn game. Video highlights CLICK HERE
As of 1:14 am, offensive lineman Sebastian Tretloa of Iowa Western C.C. has not announced whether he'll officially visit Arkansas, Florida or Cincinnati. As reported on Sunday, he expected to decide which school he would visit on Monday or Tuesday. Video highlights CLICK HERE
Tretloa was expected to start an official visit with Arkansas on Thursday but the Gators made a late offer.
Arkansas tight ends coach Barry Lunney Jr. watched North Little Rock junior receiver K.J. Hill practice with the Charging Wildcats' basketball team on Tuesday. Alabama asst. coach Billy Napier also attended the practice. Hill's video highlights CLICK HERE
Alabama and Purdue will visit Pine Bluff High School on Wednesday to check on several prospects, including tight end Will Gragg. Arkansas and Ole Miss are two of several schools who have also visited.
Junior tight end Hale Hentges, 6-4, 225, 4.83 seconds in the 40 yard dash, of Jefferson City (Mo.) Helias now has 16 scholarship offers. He perviously had offers from Arkansas, Wisconsin, Missouri, Iowa, Iowa State, Nebraska, Indiana and Tennessee. He has added offers from Ohio State, Florida State and Penn State.
His father, Chris said he spoke to Lunney on Sunday. Chris said he and Hale will attend an Arkansas junior day. Video highlights CLICK HERE
Junior defensive end Daytrieon Dean of Fort Smith Northside said Alabama visited his school on Tuesday and was told don't be surprised if the Crimson Tide offer him soon. Video highlights CLICH HERE
Junior linebacker David Long of Cincinnati Winton Woods said he stays in touch with cornerbacks coach Taver Johnson and the Hogs are showing strong interest. He has four offers, including Georgia Tech and Illinois. He attended the Razorback's Elite Prospect camp in July. Video highlights CLICK HERE
Defensive end Kevin Bronson, 6-3, 245, 4.77 seconds in the 40 yard dash, of Delray Beach, (Fla.) Village Academy will officially visit South Carolina on Jan. 17 and likely visit Arkansas on Jan. 24. He reports having approximately 26 offers. Video highlights CLICK HERE
10:45 am update
Receiver Frank Iheanacho will arrive around 6:30 tonight to begin his official visit. Bielema and Smith did an in-home visit with him before attending his basketball game Tuesday night.
Receiver Cody Hollister and tight end Blake Whiteley of Arizona Western Community College will arrive at about 5:40 on Thursday for the start of their official visits.
Still no word on what school offensive lineman Sebastian Tretloa of Iowa Western C.C. wil be visiting this week. Deciding from Arkansas, Florida or Cincinnati.
Tight ends coach Barry Lunney Jr. is visiting Nashville High School to check on junior receiver LaMichael Pettway, 6-3, 195, 4.50 seconds in the 40 yard dash,. He was named an Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Super Sophomore preseason team last year.
Pettway has an offer from Nebraska and is a strong candidate to receive one from the Hogs.
Receiver Frank Iheanacho tweeted that he has arrived for his official visit.
Offensive lineman Sebastian Tretloa of Iowa Western C.C. plans to leave in the morning to visit Arkansas. Will leave on Saturday.