Richard Davenport is a recruiting columnist for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
Wednesday recruiting tidbits
University of Arkansas assistant coach Joel Thomas during media day Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013 at the Fred W. Smith Football Center in Fayetteville.
Receiver Frank Iheanacho of Houston Westside said he and running backs coach Joel Thomas have been communicating on Facebook. He said he has interest in Arkansas and is considering the Hogs for a visit. Thomas visited his school on Monday.
Iheanacho, 6-7, 220 pounds reports Houston being his first offer after the second game of the season and now has 20 offers. This season is his first on the varsity level after previously playing basketball.
Junior linebacker Roquan Smith, 6-2, 204, 4.54 of Montezuma, Ga. Macon County said he's been talking to with cornerbacks coach Taver Johnson for about two weeks. He eventually sent in his transcript and that led to the Hogs extending an offer today. He has nine other offers, including Clemson, South Carolina, Auburn, Tennessee and UCLA.
Smith also plays basketball, runs track and is a pitcher in baseball. He has run a 10.9 laser time in the 100 meters. He said his coach told him he'll take him to Fayetteville for a visit during their offseason.
Arkansas cornerback commitment Chris Murphy,5-10, 180, 4.4 Marietta, (Ga.) Lassiter said Johnson will visit his school on Friday and then attend his game that night.
Hog kicker commitment Cole Hedlund, 5-10, 170 of Argyle, Texas made field goals of 52, 36 and 20 yards on Friday. He made all 8 of his extra points.
Junior cornerback Rashard Causey Jr of Ft. Lauderdale, (Fla.) University School received his 21st offer when Penn State extended one on Tuesday. He said the Hogs are still in his top 10 and he's determined to make his way to Fayetteville for a visit.
Georgia, Missouri and Cincinnati started showing interest in Nashville junior receiver La'Michael Pettway last week. A lot of schools are requesting film.
Pettway, 6-3, 195, 4.50 has an offer from Nebraska and is drawing strong interest from Arkansas.