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.
Thursday recruiting tidbits
Running back Ronald Jones II is one of the top 2015 prospects in Texas.
Arkansas is working hard to improve the walk-on program at Arkansas and several quality prospects are saying they plan to walk-on.
Offensive lineman-defensive lineman Johnny Gibson Jr., 6-4, 320, 5.0 of Dumas tweeted on Wednesday of his plans to join the program as a walk-on. Video highlights CLICK HERE
Pulaski Academy fullback Tyler Colquitt, 5-11, 235 also plans to walk-on. Video highlights CLICK HERE
Defensive lineman Tae Thibodeaux plans to officially visit Arkansas on Feb. 21.
Thibodeaux, 6-2, 275, 4.9 of New Iberia, (La.) Westgate reports offers from Wake Forest, Louisville, Tulane, Nevada, La.-Monroe and others. He said Arkansas offered him Tuesday night.
He didn't sign with anyone because he felt he would get more offers. At this time, he doesn't believe he'll make any other visits.
Thibodeaux said there's a very good chance he'll commit to the Hogs during his visit.
He reports a 375 bench press and 490 squat. Video highlights CLICK HERE
Junior running back Ronald Jones, 6-0, 185, 4.41 seconds in the 40 yard dash, of McKinney North High School in Texas reports scholarship 14 offers from schools like Arkansas, Michigan, Oklahoma, Baylor, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech and TCU. He and his mother plan to visit the Hogs in February or March.
Jones, who has recorded 10.92 seconds in the 100 meters and 21.94 in the 200 last summer, rushed 244 times for 2,406 yards, 9.86 yard average a carry and 39 touchdowns in Class 4A, the second highest classification in Texas. Video highlights CLICK HERE
Junior defensive lineman-offensive lineman Derek Brown, 6-4, 310 pounds of Katy, Texas plans to visit Arkansas on Feb. 22. Video highlights CLICK HERE
Arkansas State has offered junior offensive lineman Cameron Davis of Bryant. He's the son of former Arkansas offensive lineman Isaac Davis.