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's Army All American updates
El Dorado defensive tackle Bijhon Jackson leads a Wildcats defensive unit that has held opponents to 20.5 points and 312.4 yards per game and posted two shutouts this season.
SAN ANTONIO The West team practiced from 10:30 to about noon today and are now finished with preparation for Saturday's Army All American game.
The practice mostly half speed but Arkansas defensive line commitment Bijhon Jackson continued to impress people with his power. He pushed one offensive lineman into the backfield on one play.
He and defensive end Solomon Thomas saw a lot of action together and will probably be in the same rotation on Saturday. Jackson and Thomas called the Hogs after today's practice. CLICK HERE
Offensive tackle Brian Wallace of St. Louis Christian Brothers showed off his quick feet again in today's practice. His athleticism and length give him a chance to be a very special player at the next level.
Pretty slow day overall with the short practice.
Registration for the combine being held on Friday will wrap up at 4:30 today. Several in-state and out-of-state prospects on Arkansas' radar will be participating.
Sophomore RB Denzel Mitchell of Jonesboro
Junior WR K.J. Hill of North Little Rock
Junior DE Daytrieon Dean of Ft. Smith Northside
Junior athlete D.J. Brown of Little Rock Catholic
Junior DE Parker Witt of Dardanelle
Junior RB Ryan Williams of Lee’s Summit West, Mo.
Sophomore QB Breylin Smith of Conway
Out-of-state prospects expected to take part are OL Erik McCoy of Lufkin, Texas, WR Jaelan Austin of Grand Prairie, Texas, junior LB David Long Cincinnati, Ohio and sophomore WR Teryn Savage of Raleigh, N.C.
Registration for the combine was to wrap up at 4:30. Below is what are the heights (bare feet) and weights.The testing part of the combine starts at 7:30 am tomorrow.
Soph. RB Denzel Mitchell of Jonesboro- 5-10, 197
Junior WR K.J. Hill of North Little Rock- 5-11.5, 185
Junior DE Daytrieon Dean of Ft. Smith Northside- 6-3, 260.5
Junior athlete D.J. Brown of Little Rock Catholic-5-9, 174
Junior DE Parker Witt of Dardanelle-6-2.5, 214
Sophomore QB Breylin Smith of Conway-6-1, 169