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.
Sunday recruiting tidbits
Arkansas is now hard at work on 2014 prospects and visits are in the works.
St Louis University high school cornerback Raymond Wingo, 6-1, 164, 4.31 said it meant a lot to him to have Coach Bret Bielema, offensive coordinator Jim Chaney and defensive coordinator visit his school on Feb. 1. He knew the Hogs were hosting recruits for official visits later in the day and he liked the fact the coaches made a point to come by his school.
Wingo said his brother, Ronnie told him he would still recommend going to Arkansas and told him he would be a Hog again. Other than playing time he loved everything about Arkansas. The Razorbacks are one of several schools he plans to visit. Video highlights click here
Linebacker Bryson Allen-Williams, 6-2,225, 4.7 of Ellenwood, (Ga.) Cedar Grove has more than 20 offers, including Arkansas. He said cornerbacks coach Taver Johnson told him he knows South Carolina is his leader but they plan to come after him hard. His great aunt graduated from Arkansas in the early 1980's and has told him good things about the school and football program. He said he plans to visit Fayetteville in the spring.
Offensive lineman Orlando Brown, 6-8, 345 of Duluth, (Ga.) Peachtree Ridge said he has a very high interest in Arkansas and is planning to visit Fayetteville in the next month or so. He said he spoke to Coach Bret Bielema and cornerbacks coach Taver Johnson over the phone on signing day. Bielema's track record of producing top O-linemen is a big attraction.
Brown reports more than 40 offers.
Quarterback Jalan McClendon, 6-4, 190 of Charlotte, (N.C.) West Mecklenburg said he attended Tennessee's summer camp and was able to work with Arkansas offensive coordinator Jim Chaney. He has a good amount of interest in the Razorbacks because of his respect for Chaney and would like to visit. He has several offers, including North Carolina.
Point guard Tereke Eckwood, 5-10, 155 of Springdale is one of the top 2015 prospects in the state. He's rated the No. 37 prospect in his class by Scoutfocus.com
Highlights of freshman shooting guard Adrian Moore, 6-4, 165 of Conway. Future150.com rates Moore the No. 13 prospect in the 2016 class.
Athlete Toney Hawkins, 6-1, 185, 4.5 of Morrilton is one to keep an eye for the 2014 class and could be a prospect Arkansas extends an offer to in the future. He plays quarterback for the Devil Dogs but Arkansas is looking at him as a defensive back. The Hogs, Cincinnati, New Mexico and several other schools are taking a long look at him.
He rushed for more than 1,000 yards and passed for about 1,700.
Morrilton Coach Cody McNabb said Hawkins ranks as one the top of athletes he's coached. Video highlights click here