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.
Razorbacks impress Froholdt
One of the Ohio's top 2015 prospects, tight end-defensive end Hjalte Froholdt visited Arkansas in May.
Arkansas was the fourth of five stops for sophomore tight end-defensive end Hjalte Froholdt and his father during last week's college tour.
Froholdt of Warren (Ohio) Harding High School is an exchange student from Denmark and is one of the up and coming prospects in the 2015 class despite of only playing one year of high school football in the states. Arkansas, Michigan, Michigan State, Indiana, Purdue, Louisville and others have extended scholarship offers.
"He said it was a very nice visit, most of the coaching staff was there," said Harding Coach Steve Arnold of the Thursday visit to Fayetteville. "They did a great job of hosting him and showing around campus. He said there were a lot of hills. He said they like to build things on top of hills there."
Froholdt, 6-5, 275 pounds visited Notre Dame on Monday, Michigan State on Tuesday, Ohio State on Wednesday and finished up the week at Michigan.
"He said Coach (Bret) Bielema was straight forward on things," Arnold said. "He was pretty much consistent on mentioning the hospitality the staff and the administration showed for him and his dad while they were there. He said they treated him really well from the academics to strength (and conditioning) to the coaches. He just thought everything was fabulous."
Like so many other prospects, Froholdt likes the thought of playing in the SEC.
"Obviously, the thing that intrigues him is playing in the top conference in the country, being the SEC ," Arnold said. "The SEC is on top of the world right now so anytime a kid can play in that conference is sort of a good thing."
Froholdt, who's being recruited by cornerbacks coach Taver Johnson, looked over the roster and believes there could be a chance to play early at Arkansas.
"He plans to graduate and enter school wherever he decides to go in January of 2015," Arnold said. "With the youth being on the roster maybe he'll have an opportunity to play early."
Arnold said Froholdt plans to have his college decision done by late July or early August.
"Mom is going to come back over and they're going to take some visits together," Arnold said. "Mom, dad and Hjalte to maybe four schools and then they'll make a decision shortly thereafter."
Arnold said Froholdt will know by the end of the week which schools he'll visit.
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