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
Pine Bluff running defensive end John Tate (9) during an Oct. 4, 2013 game at Hornet Stadium in Bryant.
Pine Bluff sophomore tight end-defensive end John Tate has received an offer from Louisville. He also has an Arkansas State offer and is drawing strong interest from Arkansas. He was named a member of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette All Sophomore team. Video highlights CLICK HERE
North Little Rock junior receiver K.J. Hill also received an offer from Louisville this morning.
Junior tight end Hale Hentges, 6-4, 225, 4.83 seconds in the 40 yard dash, of Jefferson City (Mo.) Helias will probably visit the Hogs again in April. He and his father have visited Fayetteville several times.
He's considered one of the top end prospects in the nation and now has 23 scholarship offers from Arkansas, Wisconsin, Missouri, Iowa, Iowa State, Nebraska, Indiana, Tennessee and others. Florida extended an offer this morning.
This has been posted in the comment section, but not here. Defensive end Demetrius Jackson of Miami Washington was the secret recruit who arrived on Jan. 25. He was a private commit for numerous months and indicated he would sign with the Hogs the day before signing day.
Defensive end Solomon Thomas, who signed with Stanford, did not reveal his decision to Arkansas before his announcement on signing day.
Tight end Chris Clark of Avon, Connecticut said he will definitely visit Arkansas this spring or summer. He's has more than 20 offers, including one from Arkansas.
Highland juniors, receiver Deon Stewart and athlete Avery Johnson will visit Arkansas on March 1. Stewart will visit Tulsa this weekend.
Butler Community College linebacker Tyler Hayes is receiving interest from Houston. The Hogs evaluated him, but didn't offer.
Arkansas has extended six in-state offers to juniors, QB Ty Storey, DE Daytrieon Dean, TE Will Gragg, WR K.J. Hill, TE-DE JaMario Bell and OL Colton Jackson.
The prospects who appear to have the best chance to receive an offer in the near future are TE C.J. O'Grady, WR Deon Stewart, Ath. Dre Greenlaw and WR La'Michael Pettway. There are several others who have an opportunity for offers.
Junior receiver La'Michael Pettway of Nashville and Hog tight end-defensive end JaMario Bell of Junction City also received an offer from Louisville this morning.
Louisville has offered Fayetteville junior tight end C.J. O'Grady.