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.
Visit helps Hogs with highly regarded OL
Arkansas helped their chances of landing highly recruited offensive lineman Andrew Mike after he and his father,Steve officially visited Fayetteville over the weekend.
“It was a good experience, good to get out here and learn more about the school and fit in with the kids and experience what they experience everyday,” Mike said.
Mike, 6-7, 275, 5.05 seconds in the 40 yard dash, of Tucson, (Ariz.) Sabino has more than 20 scholarship offers from schools like Arkansas, Arizona State, Arizona, Washington and Florida.
Tight end Hunter Henry hosted him Friday night while offensive lineman Dan Skipper hosted on Saturday. Video highlights CLICK HERE
Hanging out with the offensive lineman was the highlight of the trip.
“It was a good experience and get to know them and what they do,” Mike said.
He plans to officially visit Florida this weekend, but doesn’t have any other visits lined up.
“Right now no, I just have the last week open,” Mike said.
National recruiting analyst Tom Lemming of CBS Sports Network rates Mike a 4-star prospect.
“He has proven to be a very athletic run blocker with good initial quickness, lateral movement,” Lemming said. “He shows a good punch coming out of his stance.”
Mike, who officially visited Washington on Nov. 29, has a 3.91 grade point average. He said his father enjoyed his time in Fayetteville.
“I think he liked it more than he expected,” Mike said. “Never being out here, he liked it a lot.”
He also said Arkansas exceeded his expectations.
“Definitely more,” he said.