Richard Davenport is a recruiting columnist for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
Evans, Boone and Dixon updates
STAFF PHOTO ANTHONY REYES Bret Bielema, head football coach for the University of Arkansas, at a press conference during media day Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013 at the Fred W. Smith Football Center in Fayetteville.
Arkansas hosted four prospects on official visits during the weekend. Here's what they had to say about their time in Fayetteville.
Safety Shawn Boone, 5-10, 180 of Palm Beach Gardens, (Fla.) Dwyer said the visit was top notch. He was impressed with the family atmosphere after being around the players and coaches. He said the Hog fans were one of the highlights of the trip. He was very impressed by the play of the Arkansas defense and called defensive coordinator Chris Ash a mastermind. Boone said he'll visit Ole Miss and Ohio State.
Receiver Johnnie Dixon of Palm Beach Gardens, (Fla.) Dwyer said the visit was great because of the fans, coaches and players and made the recruiting process harder for him.
He said after talking to the coaching staff he can see himself being around them for four or five years.
Dixon said he could be around receivers coach Michael Smith all day. Very impressed.
Defensive lineman Craig Evans, 6-3, 300, 5.0 of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin said he could see himself growing as a player and person at Arkansas. He said the visit strengthen his relationship with Coach Bret Bielema and defensive line coach Charlie Partridge.
He said the visit boosted Arkansas' chances for him. He said he plans to have a final decision in about a month.
Evans said he'll never forget his experience at the Catfish Hole. He had never seen anything like it. The fans blew him away.