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.
Wednesday recruiting tidbits
Alex Collins officially signed his letter of intent with the Razorbacks.
Arkansas RB coach Joel Thomas and DL coach Charlie Partridge are heading to Florida on Saturday to visit with RB Alex Collins of Plantation, (Fla. ) South.
Arkansas' early signees, OL Johnathan McClure and CB Carroll Washington will report to Arkansas on Friday while LB Myke Tavarres and S Tiquentian Coleman will arrive on Thursday.
McClure will visit with family in Arkansas on Thursday before traveling to Fayetteville early Friday morning.
Pulaski Academy TE Hunter Henry has been named to the Maxpreps All American team while DL Josh Frazier of Springdale Har-Ber was named to the junior All American team.
There will not be any official visitors to Arkansas this weekend despite some recruits saying they were tripping to Fayetteville.
LB Skai Moore of Fortlanderdale, Fla. University school said Arkansas LB coach Randy Shannon and DL coach Charlie Partridge will visit his school on Friday. He recently opened his recruiting after being committed to Rutgers. He's rated a 3 star plus recruit by Tom Lemming.
Sophomore OL Zach Rogers, 6-3, 275, 5.06 of Carrollton, (Tx.) Hebron has been named a first team Maxpreps sophomore All American. He was named a freshman first team All American last year. He has offers from Arkansas and Texas Tech.
2014 OT Pearce Slater, 6-8, 315, 5.4 of El Camino C.C. in California was verbally offered by the previous Arkansas coaching staff but remains very interested in the Hogs with Bret Bielema as the coach. He expects to be a December grad.
WR Eddie Jackson of 6-2, 180, 4.38 of Lauderdale Lakes, Fla. tweeted Alabama has offered him. He was recently offered by Arkansas and plans to vsit Jan. 25.
Arkansas LB coach Randy Shannon will make an in-home visit with Hog commitment and LB Brooks Ellis of Fayetteville on Sunday.
Razorback commitment and Fayetteville ath. Alex Brignoni of Fayetteville will host Arkansas DC Chris Ash for an in-home visit on Sunday.
Pulaski Academy TE Hunter Henry said Hog Coach Bret Bielema will not visit his school or home on Friday. The visit will be rescheduled.
TE Brandon Vandenburg, 6-6, 260, 4.7 of College of the Desert in California has around 30 offers. He said the offensive scheme of Arkansas OC-QB coach Jim Chaney and the need the Hogs have at TE is what attracts him. He'll officially visit Fayetteville Jan. 25.
Vandenburg, who works valet for a resort in California, plans to major in business. The Hogs, Vanderbilt (Jan. 18) and Tennessee (Feb. 1) are his top schools.