Richard Davenport is a recruiting columnist for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
Pruitt looking forward to return trip
Offensive lineman Jovan Pruitt committed to the Hogs on his last visit in July and will be make his first trip back to Fayetteville for the Texas A&M game on Saturday.
“Oh man, I feel like this weekend is going to be great,” Pruitt said.
Pruitt, 6-6, 295, 5.1 seconds in the 40 yard dash, of Dallas Bishop Dunne will bring his mother so she can see why he picked the Hogs over 24 other scholarship offers, including ones from Texas, Oklahoma, Baylor, Ole Miss and Arizona State.
“I finally get my mom down there so she can experience the Arkansas atmosphere,” Pruitt said.
Pruitt will be focused how the coaches and players conduct themselves during the game.
“Getting to see the coaches again and experience them in action and capture what they do on the field and take in what type of coach,” he said. “I’ll be getting when I get up there. I want to see how they handle the tough situations and the good situations. That’s what I’m going to be paying attention is the details. The players and their attitudes when they’re on the field.”
His mother is appreciative of her son’s opportunity to get a college degree.
“She really wants me to follow through with it,” said Pruitt, who has has graded out at 86 percent with 10 pancake blocks and no sacks allowed. “She’s just grateful I have the opportunity to choose which college I want to go to.”
Oklahoma, Arizona State and Baylor are still recruiting him hard.
“I’m still going to go and see one of their games but my decision isn’t going to change,” Pruitt said.
Any chance he make official visits to the three schools?
“Most likely,” Pruitt said.