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.
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Sunday recruiting tidbits
Dumas tight end Will Gragg and North Little Rock receiver K.J. Hill wrapped up their weekend visit to Arkansas a little after noon.
Gragg, 6-4, 247 pounds, 4.8 seconds in the 40-yard dash, said they were able to catch the last part of Friday's practice. During the visit, he and Hill had a 30 minutes talk with Coach Bret Bielema in his office and Bielema focused on the depth chart and how they could play early.
They hung out with running back Jonathan Williams, receiver Jared Cornelius and running back Juan Day. The Razorback players talked up the Hogs and how they could make an impact.
Arkansas men's basketball coach Mike Anderson and women's coach Jimmy Dykes talked to them about the importance of staying in state. He recalled how his brother, Chris was treated well as a Razorback.
Gragg said he was impressed with running back Korliss Marshall and tight end Jeremy Sprinkle. He said as of right now, he could see tremendous progress in the team versus last year. The overall theme of the weekend was stay home and be Arkansas.
Charleston quarterback Ty Storey, tight end C.J. O'Grady of Fayetteville, defensive end Daytrieon Dean of Ft. Smith Northside, tight end Austin Cantrell of Roland, Okla. and tight end-defensive end Daniel Sprinkle of White Hall also visited.
Storey had to leave about 4:30 to make it back for Charleston's scrimmage.
Correction on Hill, he didn't get to Fayetteville until Saturday. His mother and step-father accompanied him. Arkansas made big impression on all three.
Hill and Gragg were also able to talk to former Hog and Razorback Foundation Associate Director Marvin Caston.