Sunday recruiting tidbits

By: Richard Davenport
Published: Sunday, January 19, 2014
Offensive lineman Andrew Mike.
Offensive lineman Andrew Mike.

Updates on the the seven prospects Arkansas hosted on official visits this weekend will be posted here.

Linebacker Kenny Young of River Ridge, (La.) Curtis won't come in today. He will come at a later date.

Hearing the uncommitted recruits had very good visits. More on that later.

12:00 update

Miami Killian defensive end Anthony Brown, 6-3, 235 pounds said he's definitely leaning towards Arkansas after the visit and could see himself making a decision soon. He wants to major in business and believes Arkansas has all the resources needed to for him to be successful.

Brown was hosted by Denver Kirkland, whom he knows from attending Miami Washington.

Miami Gulliver Prep cornerback Cornelius Floyd, 6-1, 170 pounds, 4.49, said he had a great visit and has Arkansas as his leader. He said he might have a decision when Coach Bret Bielema makes an in-home visit this week and will decide if he'll take other visits. He gave the trip a 10.

Safety DeAndre Coley was his host.

Offensive lineman Andrew Mike of Tucson, (Ariz.) Sabino said the torn labrum surgery he was able to see on Friday was the first surgery he's seen. He's leaning towards studying pre-med.

Tight end Hunter Henry was his host for the first night and offensive lineman Dan Skipper the second night. Hanging out with the other offensive linemen was one of the highlights.

He said the visit exceeded his and his father's expectations and definitely increased Arkansas' chances.

Hog running back commitment Juan Day of North Little Rock said he's got the ok from the doctor to starting jogging. He said Alex Collins was his host and they had a great bond.

Day said he's working on receiver K.J. Hill, who was named the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette's Offensive Player of the Year. He thinks the Hogs will get him.

Tight end Jack Kraus of Bentonville was hosted by quarterback Austin Allen. He said he believes Mike enjoyed his visit. He said the fans met his expectations after experiencing the Catfish Hole.

5:27 update

Cornerback Cornelius Floyd said he will not visit Oklahoma next weekend. Coach Bret Bielema will make an in-home visit next Sunday.

As tweeted at 12:12, Louisville offered Pine Bluff junior tight end Will Gragg today.

Dollarway athlete Josh Liddell, who officially visited Boise State this weekend, said he will most likely announce his decision next Sunday after his Jan. 24 visit to Arkansas.

Ole Miss defensive line commitment Breeland Speaks said defensive line coach Rory Segrest will make an in-home visit on Monday. He said he's talked to Segrest and called him cool. He plans to officially visit the Hogs Jan. 31.

Arkansas tight ends coach Barry Lunney Jr. will visit Highland on Wednesday to check on junior receiver Deon Stewart and athlete Avery Johnson. he'll also go by Newport to check on junior linebacker Khairan Stafford, junior offensive lineman Jessie Simmons and sophomore running back Carl Turner.

It looks like he'll also stop by Jonesboro to check on sophomore running back Denzel Mitchell.

Coach Bret Bielema and offensive line coach Sam Pittman will make an in-home visit tonight with offensive line commitment Brian Wallace Jr. and his parents.

As reported last week, Segrest will visit the school of kicker commitment Cole Hedlund on Tuesday.

6:23 update

Cornerback Lamont Simmons of Jacksonville, (Fla.) Raines said meeting strength and conditioning coach Ben Herbert and a one-on-one with Coach Bret Bielema were the highlights of his official visit.

He said he enjoyed talking to Herbert and called him one of the best in his profession.

Simmons said Bielema was funny and a cool guy. He said you could name a player and Bielema could give you a bio on the player and that shows he cares about his players.

He said he's seen a lot of weight rooms and football complexes, but said Arkansas' combo was one of the best he has seen.

Safety Rohan Gaines and quarterback Damon Mitchell were his hosts. He said the trip helped Arkansas' chances for him. Claims no leader. Plans to visit Penn State and USC.

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