Richard Davenport covers recruiting for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. He is the host of Recruiting Thursday, a weekly radio show that airs from 7 to 8 p.m. on 92.1 FM in Fayetteville; 93.7 FM in Little Rock; 95.3 FM in Fort Smith; 96.3 FM in Hot Springs; 104.3 FM in Harrison/Mountain Home; and 106.9 FM in Arkadelphia.
Player of the Week: Skylar Thompson
Name: Skylar Thompson
Twitter name: skylar_15
City: Independence, Mo.
School: Fort Osage High School
Weight: 188 lbs
Bench max: 220
Squat max: 365
40-yard dash: 4.59
Number of years playing football: 8
Other schools showing interest: Nebraska, Wake Forest, Missouri, Iowa, Northwestern
I like Arkansas because: Well developed organization and provides me a good education as well as athletics.
Schools I've visited: Nebraska
In college, I plan to major in: Undecided
I like playing quarterback because: It's the most criticized position in sports, and I love the opportunities it gives me to compete with others.
Best football moment: Going to the Pop Warner national championships in Orlando, Florida my 5th grade year.
My favorite play: The wheel route
Best player I've played against: Josh Watson, linebacker from Blue Springs South High School committed to Colorado St.
Favorite high school team to play against: Staley
Describe what football means to you in 20 words or fewer: Football is my escape route from life. Play free
My ringtone on my cell is: default ringtone on IPhone
Favorite NFL player: Drew Brees
Favorite NFL team: 49ers
Favorite music: Hip/Hop, Rap
Favorite song: Money and the Power- Kid Ink
Favorite book: When the game was ours
Favorite movie: Friday Night Lights
Favorite TV show: Sport Center
Favorite actor: Adam Sandler
Favorite actress: Red
Favorite food: Ribeye Steak
Favorite class: Math
Dream Date: Meagan Fox
Hobbies: Fishing, Hunting
The one thing I could not live without is: My family
Role model: Michael Jordan
Three words to describe me: Hardworking, Passionate, Outgoing
People would be surprised that I: Can dunk a basketball
Ten years from now I'll be: Living a successful life and supporting my future family
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