Richard Davenport is a recruiting columnist for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
Sunday recruiting tidbits
Defensive lineman Craig Evans of Sun Prairie, Wis. is a prospect the Hogs hope to land in the 2014 class.
Defensive lineman Craig Evans, 6-3, 300, 5.0 seconds in the 40 yard dash, of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin said Arkansas plans to visit his school this week. He said he believes Coach Bret Bielema and defensive line coach Charlie Partridge will be coming. The Wisconsin commitment made an official visit to Fayetteville earlier in the season.
Offensive lineman Chukwuma Okorafor, 6-6, 285, 5.0 of Southfield, Mich. said he talked to Arkansas offensive line coach Sam Pittman today and was offered a scholarship offer. He moved to the United States in 2010 from Nigeria and played football for the first time that year. He skipped a grade in elementary school.
Okorafor, who's committed to Western Michigan, turned 16 over the summer. He said he's considering a visit to Fayetteville but plans to talk to his parents first.
Offensive lineman Frank Ragnow, 6-6, 291, 5.0 seconds in the 40 yard dash of Victoria, Minnesota, Chanhassen said Bielema and Pittman plan to watch his practice tomorrow. He reports having 17 scholarship offers, including Arkansas, Florida State, Miami, Ohio State, Minnesota and Nebraska.
He said he's working on taking his official visit on Nov.2 and is working on a date for a visit to Florida State. Still trying to figure out the other visits.
Ragnow said the Hogs send his mother and father at least 30 handwritten letters a day and keep in contact with him on a daily basis.
Defensive lineman Zaycoven Henderson, 6-2 1/2 305, 4.96 of Longview, Texas said he won't officially visit Arkansas on Nov. 2. No response when asked if he still planned to visit.
He has 29 scholarship offers, including Arkansas, TCU, Baylor, Ole Miss and Texas.
Arkansas kicker commitment Cole Hedlund of Argyle, Texas said he'll likely take his official visit sometime in December.
As reported on Oct. 14, Wisconsin offensive lineman commitment Jaden Gault of Monona Grove, Wisconsin is expecting Pittman and Bielema to attend his game this Friday.
Pittman and Bielema will visit the school of offensive lineman Brian Wallace Jr., 6-6, 304, 5.2 of St. Louis Christian Brothers College on Monday, according to his father. He has more than 20 scholarship offers but has trimmed down to his top five, Arkansas, Alabama, Iowa, Nebraska and Ohio State. He plans to make his official visit with his teammate and Arkansas defensive line commitment Armon Watts.
Defensive lineman Breeland Speaks, 6-3, 270 of Jackson, (Miss.) Callaway said he'll announce his college decision on Twitter and at a ceremony at his school at noon Monday. Should he pick another school besides Arkansas, he said he plans to make an official visit to Fayetteville.