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.
Tuesday recruiting tidbits
Rafe Peavey of Bolivar, Mo., became Arkansas’ first oral commitment for the 2014 class.
Arkansas offensive coordinator and quarterback coach Jim Chaney went by Bolivar, (Mo.) high school on Monday to check on quarterback Rafe Peavey, who's one of three 2014 commitments for the Hogs. Peavey is expected to visit Arkansas after signing day.
Receiver Devon Allen of Phoenix Brophy will play in the West Coast Bowl, an all star game featuring some of the top talent in the West. The game will be played at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California on Jan. 27. That's the same site Allen shined during the Semper Fi All American Bowl.
Offensive lineman Dwayne Johnson of Bellaire, Tx is expected to visit Arkansas either this weekend or Feb. 1. He had an in-home visit with offensive line coach Sam Pittman on Monday.
At this point, defensive tackle Derrick Calloway, 6-2, 310, 4.9 of Bradenton, (Fla.) Manatee isn't expected to visit Arkansas this weekend. This could change but at this time doesn't appear it will happen. He was committed to Louisville but flipped to South Florida over the weekend.
As first reported by Chris Smith of XoFan.com at 1:26 today, Arkansas Coach Brert Bielema was at Fort Lauderdale, (Fla.) University high school to check on 2014 running back LaJuan Hunt. Coach John Harriott said Bielema and defensive line coach Charlie Partridge will do an in-home visit with linebacker Skai Moore tonight.
Bentonville junior tight end Jack Kraus has received a scholarship offer from Arkansas.
Bentonville Coach Barry Lunney Sr. said Kraus talked to coach Bret Bielema today and learned of his offer. He also has offers fro Utah State and Illinois.
Receiver Corey Cooper of Raleigh, N.C. has rescheduled his visit for Arkansas from this weekend to Feb. 1. He will visit Syracuse this weekend.
Bentonville tight end Jack Kraus said he was speechless when Bielema told him of of the offer. He said the hard work he put in had paid off. He plans to take his time and visit some schools. He has a visit set up for Illinois. Alabama, Oregon and others are also showing interest.
Offensive lineman Brett Kendrick and receiver Josh Smith of Knoxville, Tn. said they will not be making official visits to Arkansas. Both are Tennessee commitments.
Phoenix offensive lineman Kenny Lacy, a UCLA commitment, has confirmed he's considering visiting Arkansas this weekend.
Offensive lineman Kenny Lacy said he will be making an official visit to Arkansas this weekend.
Arkansas offensive line coach Sam Pittman made about an hour and a half in-home visit with Lacy and his mother tonight. He said the Hogs have been after him the whole time during the process and that helped Arkansas get a visit. He had a short phone conversation with Coach Bret Bielema earlier in the evening. He likes Bielema's track record with offensive linemen. Nebraska, Arizona State and UCLA are the three schools he's visited. He doesn't believe he'll take a fifth.