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.
The Recruiting Guy:
Know the newcomers: RB Juan Day
11/16/12 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STEPHEN B. THORNTON North Little Rock's Juan Day, center, breaks away from Cabot's Seth Hoggard, left, and Conor Bennett, right, to score a first half touchdown during their game Friday night in North Little Rock.
FAYETTEVILLE Running back: Juan Day
Hometown/school: North Little Rock
Welcome to the SEC moment: My first practice and when I hit the weight room. Everything was just so fast-paced. It's very different, that's when I realized.
Favorite Coach Bielema saying: What he tells us about preparation. He said we have to prepare our bodies for the next practice.
Favorite meal: Slim Chickens. I get the three piece chicken and the three piece wings. It’s like chicken strips with the special slim sauce they put on it. I get fries with it
Funniest teammate: Deatrich Wise. I don't know, he just does weird stuff on the football field. You’ll just see him like laying down. He’s just funny.
Must watch TV show: I haven't watched TV since I’ve been up here. I really don't have time. If I had time it would probably be ESPN.
Teammate that’s going to have a breakout season: I think pretty much anybody can have a breakout season. It’s just whoever goes out and makes a play
Dream date: Skylar Diggins
Strength and conditioning coach Ben Herbert is: He’s a cool guy. Some guys say they're intimidated by him, but I believe I’ve built a good relationship with him. He tells me what I need to do with my body. What I need to do to gain weight and get stronger in the weight room.
Thing you miss the most about being away from home: I just miss my family sometimes. I talk to my dad every night and we talk about football and what I need to do. He tells me I need to do extra stuff outside of football to get better