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.
Recruits react to Ash leaving
Reaction from recruits to Chris Ash leaving Arkansas to be co-defensive coordinator at Ohio State is starting to come in.
Safety Shawn Boone of West Palm Beach, (Fla.) Dwyer said he's not sure how Ash leaving will impact his recruiting with Arkansas.
Razorback linebacker commitment Dwayne Eugene of Metairie, (La.) Rummel said in a text message that he recently found out and he's devastated about the situation but it does NOT change my commitment.
Text messages from Hog defensive line commitments Bijhon Jackson of El Dorado and Armon Watts of St. Louis Christian Brothers.
Jackson-It doesn't bother me as bad mentally as when coach Partridge left, but I'm still gonna have to get warmed up to another new coach, but i trust coach B to make a good decision again.
Watts- I'm not happy to hear that but I'm still committed to Arkansas.
Arkansas defensive line commitment Jake Hall of Springdale Har-Ber- It is disappointing but it does not impact my commitment.
On the hiring of Rory Segrest, Bijhon Jackson said he talked to Coach Bret Bielema a few days ago and Bielema told him Segrest's interview was one of the most impressive interviews he's ever had.
Razorback linebacker commitment Khalia Hackett of Douglasville, (Ga.) South Paulding-I wanted him to stay but it really doesn't affect my commitment. My coaches are still going to be there so I'm not worried. It's for the better.