Richard Davenport has been a recruiting columnist for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette since 2007. He also hosts Recruiting Thursday each Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m. statewide.
Wednesday recruiting tidbits
Family ties to Arkansas has junior offensive lineman Pat Allen interested in the Hogs.
Highly recruited offensive lineman Pat Allen said he's planning to visit Arkansas this summer.
Allen, 6-5, 280, 5.0 of Reisterstown, (Md.) Franklin has 24 scholarship offers, including Arkansas, Florida State, Southern Cal, Rutgers and Tennessee.
His father is from Arkansas and he still has family in the state. He lived in Missouri most of his life before moving to Maryland in 2010. Video highlights CLICK HERE
Arkansas offensive line commitment Zach Rogers of Carrollton, (Texas) Hebron had a personal best of 405 pounds in the bench press on Tuesday.
Mokan Elite forward Juwan Morgan, 6-8, 200 of Waynesville, Mo. said Arkansas Coach Mike Anderson and associate head coach Melvin Watkins watched him play over weekend in Sacramento.
Defensive end Samuel Miller, 6-3, 225, 4.67 of Canton, Texas said Arkansas defensive line coach Rory Segrest visited his school on Tuesday. He's hoping to attend Arkansas' camp in June. Video highlights CLICK HERE
Arkansas running backs coach Joel Thomas visited the school of safety Kenneth McGruder,6-2,203, 4.50 of Houston, Texas, Alief Taylor on Tuesday. He has more than 10 offers and has plans to visit the Hogs.
Athlete Roney Elam of Newton, Texas is reporting an offer from Arkansas. He's from the same school that produced Hog defensive back D.J. Dean. Arkansas defensive backs coach Clay Jennings visited the school today.
Pine Bluff sophomore safety David Beasley received an offer from Arkansas State today. He's expected to be one of the more highly recruited prospects in the 2016 class.