Sunday recruiting tidbits

By: Richard Davenport
Published: Sunday, January 13, 2013
Drew Morgan (right) helped lead Greenwood to a third consecutive state championship while accounting for more than 2,000 all-purpose yards and 27 touchdowns.
Drew Morgan (right) helped lead Greenwood to a third consecutive state championship while accounting for more than 2,000 all-purpose yards and 27 touchdowns.

Arkansas commitment and athlete Drew Morgan, 6-0, 180, 4.5 seconds in the 40 yard dash, of Greenwood said he's receiving major interest from Auburn. Tigers assistant coaches Rhett Lashlee and Tim Horton will visit him at school on Thursday.

He played quarterback, running back, receiver, linebacker and safety for the Class 6A state champions this season and earned his second consecutive state title MVP award.

12:58 update

Morgan was committed to Arkansas State and Gus Malzahn before being offered by the Hogs and switching he's commitment. He said there's a possibility he could visit the Tigers after talking to Lashlee and Horton.

2:32 update

Springdale Har-Ber junior defensive lineman Josh Frazier met with the Arkansas coaching staff for about 4 and half hours today. He said he met the entire staff, including strength and conditioning coach Ben Herbert and was given the low down on his philosophy and gave him some tips to use.

He said Coach Bret Bielema is extremely easy to talk to and was very impressed it was with how comfortable he was with the staff. Bragged on defensive line coach Charlie Partridge and was impressed with his style of coaching.

He said his mother, Donna wants him to commit to Arkansas. She obviously felt real good about the visit.

Frazier said he still wants to see how the season plays out and see Arkansas' season before making a decision.

5:21 update

Offensive lineman Braxton Isaac, 6-5, 285, 4.9 of Foothills Community College in California said he will meet with Arkansas offensive line coach Sam Pittman around noon on Monday. He's committed to San Diego State. He said Pittman told he likes he athletic ability and believes he's under recruited. Washington St., Maryland, Illinois are among his 10 or so offers while Florida St. is starting show interest.

Defensive line Ke'tyrus Marks, 6-2, 285, 4.9 of Riviera Beach, Fla. Suncoast has six D-1 offers, including Arkansas, FAU, FIU and UMass. He said Hog defensive line coach Charlie Partridge made an in-home visit with him on Friday. He plans to officially visit Jan. 25. He said he's likely to commit on his visit.

Arkansas 2014 quarterback commitment Rafe Peavey of Bolivar, Mo. said he hopes to visit Arkansas next weekend.

6:23 update

Offensive lineman Denver Kirkland, 6-5, 325 of Miami Washington will make an official visit to Arkansas on Jan 25, said his coach Tim Harris Sr.

Kirkland has visited Ole Miss, Florida St. South Florida and will visit Miami on Jan. 18. Linebacker coach Randy Shannon is Kirkland's lead recruiter. Harris worked as an administrative assistant for Shannon when he was the head coach at Miami.

Arkansas commitment and Greenwood athlete Drew Morgan said his in-home visit with receiver coach George McDonald was awesome. He said he was on point with everything and the visit made him want commit all over again. He was offered by Auburn on Friday.

Morgan said he will listen to Auburn asst. coaches Rhett Lashlee and Tim Horton on Thursday and decide whether to visit the Tigers. Sounds like it will be very tough to flip him.

He was very impressed with McDonald as a coach and as a person.

8:54 update

Defensive tackle Derrick Calloway, 6-2, 310, 4.9 seconds in the 40 yard dash, of Bradenton, (Fla.) Manatee plans to make an official visit to Arkansas on Jan. 25. He's committed to Louisville.

Arkansas cornerbacks coach Taver Johnson is his lead recruiter.

9:12 update

Cornerback Lamar Robbins of Miami Southridge said Jan. 25 is a possibility for an official visit to Arkansas. As reported on Saturday, he and Arkansas have been in contact. Hog receiver coach George McDonald is his lead recruiter.

9:59 update

Former Southern Cal commitment and receiver Sebastian LaRue of Santa Monica, Calif. said he talked a little bit with Arkansas earlier in the week and Feb. 1 is a possibility for an official visit. Tom Lemming rates LaRue a 4-star prospect.

10:38 update

LaRue said he talked Coach Bret Bielema and receiver coach George McDonald.

Hog DE commitment Tevin Beanum of Forrest City said defensive line coach Charlie Partridge will visit him at school Monday morning.

Arkansas offensive coordinator and quarterback coach Jim Chaney made about a two hour in-home visit with Fayetteville quarterback Austin Allen this afternoon. Chaney said he when he was at Tennessee the Vols were pass happy but Arkansas will be more balanced offense.

Hog commitment and linebacker Brooks Ellis of Fayetteville said linebacker coach Randy Shannon did an in-home visit today. He said his parents feel good about Shannon looking out for his best interest.

He said Shannon told him he won't decide whether to play him inside or outside until he gets on campus and sees him in practice. Shannon recalled starting Ray Lewis on the outside and he struggled until moving him inside.


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