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.
NLR junior Day commits for 2014
North Little Rock running back Juan Day will attend Arkansas' camp despite being an oral commitment and having nothing to prove.
LITTLE ROCK In November, North Little Rock coach Brad Bolding said junior Juan Day was an SEC-caliber running back. On Monday morning, Day received a scholarship offer from the Hogs and in the afternoon decided to make an oral commitment to the Razorbacks.
“I like the direction of the program is going,” Day said.
“I like the style of offense and I think it fits me. Arkansas has always been my top school growing up. I always watched them play and the opportunity to play for them is amazing.”
Day, 6-2, 210, 4.5 seconds in the 40-yard dash, rushed 115 times for 930 yards and 13 touchdowns in 9 1/2 games this season while sharing playing time with Atlee Tenpenny, an Alabama commitment who plans to officially visit the Hogs Jan. 18.
“He hits the hole and he has such good vision,” Bolding said Day.
Being first cousins with former Razorback running back Cedric Cobbs, helped influence Day’s decision.
“I used to watch him play. I used to wear 4 and he was a role model,” Day said.
Day becomes the Hogs third commitment for 2014, the second for Bret Bielema since being named Arkansas’ coach. Oral commitments are nonbinding.
Sports, Pages 19 on 01/08/2013