Richard Davenport covers recruiting for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. He is the host of Recruiting Thursday, a weekly radio show that airs from 7 to 8 p.m. on 92.1 FM in Fayetteville; 93.7 FM in Little Rock; 95.3 FM in Fort Smith; 96.3 FM in Hot Springs; 104.3 FM in Harrison/Mountain Home; and 106.9 FM in Arkadelphia.
Tuesday recruiting tidbits
The spring evaluation period for college football starts today and ends May 31.
Each school gets 20 days to go on the road and check out prospects on an athletic and academic basis. Schools get 168 evaluations.
Schools are allowed one call per prospect during the six week period.
Razorback running backs coach Joel Thomas is expected at least visit Jonesboro and North Little Rock on Wednesday to check on Hurricane sophomore running back Denzel Mitchell and Charging Wildcats receiver K.J. Hill.
Texas has been in contact with Hill and athlete D.J. Brown.
Defensive end Marquavius Lewis said Arkansas offensive line coach Sam Pittman is expected to visit Hutchinson Community College in Kansas to check on him. Defensive lineman Jeremiah Ledbetter is another prospect at the school Pittman is expected to evaluate.
Butler Community College will likely be another school Pittman visits. Linebacker Davon Durant is one of the top prospects at the school.
Memphis and Eastern Illinois are expected to stop by Little Rock Central this week to check on several prospects, including linebacker Malcolm Williams.
North Carolina has requested video of Tiger quarterback Cooper Westbrook, who has been invited to the Dallas Elite 11 Regional Event on May 4. Video highlights CLICK HERE
Arkansas, Texas, Auburn, Louisville, Oklahoma, Notre Dame, Washington are just a few of the schools planning to visit Fayetteville during the evaluation period to check on tight end C.J. O'Grady, safety-linebacker Dre Greenlaw and others. O'Grady video CLICK HERE Greenlaw video CLICK HERE
Arkansas, Alabama, Ole Miss and Auburn are among the 20 or so schools planning to visit Pine Bluff to check on sophomores tight end-defensive end John Tate, safety David Beasley, quarterback- defensive back Ladarius Skelton and running back Romar Reades.
As of now, Arkansas is the only school that has said they'll visit Hope to check on high regarded defensive end McTelvin Agim. That will change. Video highlights CLICK HERE
Arkansas, Auburn, Ole Miss, Memphis and others are expected to visit Junction City to check on Hog defensive end-tight end JaMario Bell and others.
Arkansas and Auburn are expected to visit Pulaski Robinson to check on sophomore athlete T.J Hammond. Video highlights CLICK HERE
North Little Rock guard KeVaughn Allen is expected to play for Team Penny after playing for Arkansas Hoyas in this weekend's Real Deal in the Rock.
Arkansas receivers coach Michael Smith is visiting North Little Rock on Wednesday, not running backs coach Joel Thomas.
Tight ends coach Barry Lunney Jr. will visit Fayetteville and Pine Bluff on Wednesday.
Linebacker Kendrick Jackson of Haynesville, Louisiana has received an offer from Arkansas and hopes to visit for the Hogs' spring game April 26. He reports the Razorbacks being his 5th offer. Video highlights CLICK HERE
Hope sophomore offensive lineman Kadarius Rowe plans to visit Arkansas on Saturday. Video highlights CLICK HERE
Highland receiver Deon Stewart calls Arkansas his leader after today's visit. Seeing the Hogs practice gave him a more in-depth look at what it would be like to be a Razorback.
He had some 1-on-1 time with Coach Bret Bielema, receivers coach Michael Smith and strength and conditioning coach Ben Herbert along with the academic support.
He sat down with offensive coordinator Jim Chaney and was told how the Hogs would use him in the offense. Arkansas also talked to him about returning punts.
He said he wants to go home and talk to his mother and didn't rule out a decision in the near future. He has plans to attend Arkansas State's spring game and will go to Fayetteville for the Hogs' spring game on April 26.
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