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.
Player of the week: Mikale Wilbon
Name: Mikale Stephan Wilbon
Nickname: Juice,Black Magic,Herc (Hercules)
School: Chicago De la Salle Institute
Height: 5'9 almost squeezing 5'10
Bench max: 300
Squat max: I didn't max out yet but I did 405 three times
40-yard dash: 4.42
Number of years playing football: 11 years, since I was 7
Schools that have offered: Indiana, Purdue, Arizona State, Mississippi State, Maryland, Iowa and Illinois
Other schools showing interest: Vanderbilt, Michigan State, Minnesota, Arkansas, Georgia Tech, Oklahoma,and but I can't think of an immediate group of schools.
I like Arkansas because: They have new coaching staff, a program is on the rise,and it seems like they have die-hard fans
Schools I've visited: Michigan, Ohio State, Illinois, Vanderbilt, Iowa, Indiana, Purdue,
In college, I plan to major in: Business
I like playing running back because: I like to straight embarrass people with moves,speed,and strength. I want the whole team and the stadium to know who number 5 is. I treat it as an art, not a position.
Best football moment: I've have plenty,but recent will be this past year when I made this guy fall by making a move on him and scored a 81 yard td. That was my first game of my junior year and I had 326 yrds with 4 tds on 16 carries.
My favorite play: it would probably be the "23 duo". It work most of the time because of Jamarco jones and Aaron Roberts. They block the DL and I do the rest.
Best player I've played against: Don't really know.
Favorite high school team to play against: I don't have a favorite. They are all enemies to me.
Describe what football means to you in 20 words or fewer: Football is a sport that a lot of people can't play. It takes blood,sweat,and tears to play this game.
My ringtone on my cell is: Is the original iPhone ringtone
Favorite NFL player: Adrian Peterson and Ray Rice as of right now. My favorite player of all time is Barry Sanders.
Favorite NFL team: Ravens. Been rolling with them since end of my freshman year.
Favorite music: Hip Hop and Rap
Favorite song: Dollar and a Dream by J.Cole and Brain Cells by ChanceTheRapper
Favorite book: The Great Gatsby
Favorite movie: Friday Night Lights
Favorite TV show: ESPN
Favorite actor: Denzel Washington
Favorite actress: Meagan Good
Favorite food: All food except shrimp and eggs
Favorite class: English
Dream Date: Meagan Good and/or Alicia Keys!!!
Hobbies: Hanging with friends and I stay on Twitter and Instagram
The one thing I could not live without is: Family!
Role model: Mom
Three words to describe me: Humble,Fun, and Laid Back
People would be surprised that I: I think I can sing well.
Ten years from now I will be: in the NFL trying to win a championship and breaking records