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.
Know the newcomers: OL Frank Ragnow
FAYETTEVILLE Offensive lineman: Frank Ragnow
Hometown: Victoria (Minn.) Chanhassen
Welcome to the SEC moment: Probably the first day of pads because really the defensive tackles are a little bigger than than were in high school. That's for sure.
Favorite Coach Bielema saying: Volume speaks confidence probably, because that's true.
Favorite meal: I like the Deluxe Burger in Fayetteville. That’s really good, that's really good. I get bacon and barbecue and everything. Onion rings.
Must watch TV show: SportsCenter or Cops
Funniest teammate: Probably Deatrich Wise and Alex Voelzke. They’re both pretty funny. They’re just witty. They say some funny things and then Deatrich always does these weird dance moves and stuff.
Teammate that’s going to have a breakout season: I think Bijhon Jackson will be a really good player.
Dream date: Probably right now my girlfriend Corrie Biles
Strength and conditioning coach Ben Herbert is: The man, my best friend. I love Coach Herbert. He's so intense and he seems so smart. Like everything he says, it's right it seems like and he knows how to get you right. He's done at all and he's got proof in the pudding.
Thing you miss the most about being away from home: Just the family. Mom and dad and then probably the Minnesota lake life too. I miss that a lot but otherwise the family for sure.