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.
Iheanacho glad he tripped to Arkansas
Arkansas running backs coach Joel Thomas speaks during Arkansas' media day Aug. 11, 2013 in Fayetteville.
Highly recruited receiver Frank Iheanacho had plenty of schools trying to get him on-campus for an official visit, but Arkansas is just one of four to get a visit.
Iheanacho, 6-7, 220, plays for Houston Westside arrived in Fayetteville on Wednesday and left Friday afternoon to head to Oregon for a visit. He said he's glad he checked out the Hogs and added the trip helped the Hogs' chances.
“I loved the trip,” said Iheanacho, who has approximately 20 scholarship offers this season. “It was a nice time. I’m just glad I took the time to get out here.”
Iheanacho, who recorded 47 receptions for 618 yards and 15 touchdowns this season, has also officially visited Texas A&M and LSU. The coaching staff and team made him feel welcomed.
“The team, I know they didn’t have to, but they took time to make me feel at home,” said Iheanacho, whose lead recruiter is running backs coach Joel Thomas. “That was just a good thing for me.”
Razorback running back Jonathan Williams was his player-host and gave him insight about Arkansas.
“He told me it’s a cool place,” said Iheanacho, who plans to announce his college decision at the U.S. Army All American game on Jan. 4. “If you’re chill person it’s a cool place and they’re in need of a receiver and I would be a great fit for the program.”
The support the Razorbacks was evident during a trip to the Catfish Hole on Thursday evening.
“It was a great experience,” he said. “I didn’t realize coming down it would be like that. I’m just glad to see that the fans were involved with the football program. The atmosphere is great.”