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.
Friday recruiting update
Sam Pittman talks with Tennessee offensive lineman Zach Fulton during a game against Akron at Neyland Stadium.
As reported on Tuesday, Arkansas Coach Brett Bielema and offensive line coach Sam Pittman are in Hawaii for an in-home visit with Honolulu St. Louis high school offensive lineman Reeve Koehler, 6-3, 315, 5.2. They will arrive at the Koehler house at 9 p.m central time, 5 p.m. in Hawaii.
Cornerback Troy Mccollum of Miami North said Arkansas linebacker coach Randy Shannon will visit his school sometime next week. He was committed to Florida International at one time. He'll play in tonight's Dade County-Broward County All Star game.
Arkansas receiver coach George McDonald will make an in-home visit with Phoenix receiver Devon Allen on Wednesday. Allen said on Recruiting Thursday that there's a 90 to 95% chance he visits the Hogs Jan. 18.
Receiver Eddie Jackson, 6-2, 180, 4.38 of Lauderdale Lakes, Fla. said on Tuesday he was planning to officially visit Arkansas Jan. 25 but is now visiting Feb. 1. His mother is from Little Rock and he has other family members in the state. Hogs' receiver coach George McDonald recruited Jackson while at Miami while linebacker coach Randy Shannon recruited him at TCU.
Miami Washington OL Denver Kirkland is set to officially visit Arkansas. He's rated a 4-star recruit by Tom Lemming of CBS Sports Network Click here
2014 running back Joe Mixon, 6-1, 203, 4.6 of Oakley, (Calif.) Freedom said he talks to Hog running back coach Joel Thomas about every two days. He said he and Thomas have talked about him visiting Fayetteville after signing day. He was recently offered by Washington State and now stand at 8 offers. 2012 highlights click here
Tennessee commitment and offensive lineman Brett Kendrick, 6-6, 295, 5.2 of Christian Academy of Knoxville said he talked to Bielema and Pittman earlier tonight.
Saturday 1:42 a.m. update
Honolulu St. Louis high school offensive lineman Reeve Koehler, 6-3, 315, 5.2 said his in-home with Arkansas Coach Brett Bielema and offensive line coach Sam Pittman lasted about two hours and went very well. He said his three year old sister interacted with Bielema which was a surprise because she hasn't done that in the past with other coaches.
Koehler said he was surprised by how big Bielema was and how he seemed like a father figure to his players. His family was very impressed.
He said Pittman was wearing orange the first time he made an in-home visit and tonight he was wearing red. He found that amusing.
The family served up stew for dinner and had haole brownies with haupia ice cream on top. Haupia is a coconut pudding.
Bielema told Koehler he would be surprised when he gets to Fayetteville in regards to how nice it is there.
Koehler said he will decide from Kansas and Arkansas not too long after his visit to the Razorbacks.
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