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.
Monday recruiting tidbits
Pulaski Academy graduate Hunter Henry turns upfield during first-half action against Jacksonville on November 1, 2012. Henry signed to play for the Razorbacks this fall.
Arkansas is just a few days away from hosting their first prospects on official visits in the month of January. And with that being the case Hog coaches are on the road seeing recruits.
Razorback Coach Bret Bielema is visiting Pulaski Academy tight end Hunter Henry at school and will be doing an in-home visit later.
As reported on Sunday, offensive lineman Braxton Isaac, 6-5, 285, 4.9 of Foothills Community College in California said is expected to meet with Arkansas offensive line coach Sam Pittman around two o'clock today.
He's committed to San Diego State and has other offers from Washington St., Maryland and Illinois while Florida St. is starting show interest.
Athlete Demarcus Ayers of Lancaster, Tx. said he's not sure if he'll visit Arkansas but said Feb. 1 is a possibility.
Defensive back Brisley Estime of Delray Beach, Fla. Atlantic said he's suppose to visit Arkansas Jan. 25.
According to Jason Lieser of the Palm Beach Post, former Florida quarterback Jacoby Brissett has visited North Carolina State and West Virginia and no other visits are planned. Arkansas was reported to be one of the schools Brissett was considering.
Punter Sam Hill of City College of San Francisco said he's looking to make an official visit this weekend. Might have to be delayed.
Forrest City defensive end Tevin Beanum, an Arkansas commitment said today's school visit with defensive line coach Charlie Partridge went great. He said Partridge informed him of the Hogs' defensive scheme and while educating him on his coaching career.
Tennessee commitment and receiver Josh Smith, 6-2, 195, 4.48 of Christian Academy of Knoxville said Arkansas offensive coordinator Jim Chaney will make an in-home visit on Thursday.
New senior highlight video of highly recruited running back Alex Collins, 5-11, 210, 4.4 seconds in the 40 yard dash, of Plantation, (Fla.) South. He plans to make an official visit to Arkansas Jan. 25.
Arkansas Coach Bret Bielema and offensive coordinator Jim Chaney wrapped up a home visit with Pulaski Academy tight end Hunter Henry about 45 minutes ago.
He said Bielema was easy to talk to and he feels very comfortable around him. He also added that Bielema shoots straight and doesn't sugar coat anything and he likes that and not having someone tell you what you want to hear. He likes how he and Chaney will use the tight end. They hit on all parts of the program, including strength and conditioning.
Bielema also visited the school.
Still feels very good about Arkansas. He wants to see how his visit goes this weekend.
Receiver Corey Cooper, 6-0, 190 of Raleigh, N.C. Millbrook said Arkansas receiver coach George McDonald did in-home visit with him tonight. He played in the Semper Fi All American Bowl and was on the Hog commitment and Hog commitment Austin Allen's team.
Cooper was committed to Louisville at one time. He's rated a 4-star recruit by Tom Lemming of CBS Sports Network.
Cooper said he did not set up an official visit but will soon.
Receiver Devon Allen of Phoenix Brophy has set a firm date of Feb. 1 to visit Arkansas. This according him Devon and his father. He was thinking of visiting this weekend.