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: Dylan Soehner
Sophomore tight end Dylan Soehner of Prairie Grove has two scholarship offers, but is expected to add numerous others in the future.
Name: Dylan Soehner
Twitter name: @dylansoehner
School: Prairie Grove High School
Bench max: 255
Squat max: 365
40-yard dash: 5.1
Number of years playing football: 8
Schools that have offered: Arkansas State, Louisiana Tech
Other schools showing interest: University of Arkansas, Auburn, Ole Miss, Tennessee, University of Memphis, and camp fliers from Michigan and Duke
I like Arkansas because: It is close to home, and they have great facilities along with a great coaching staff
Schools I've visited: University of Arkansas
In college, I plan to major in: Engineering
I like playing tight end because: I have size, good hands and enjoy the contact involved with playing tight end. I am currently working on getting more agile and faster to make myself more of a threat after the catch.
Best football moment: Getting my first Division I offer
My favorite play: Running a fade route in the red zone
Best player I've played against: Toney Hawkins (QB; Morrilton)
Favorite high school team to play against: Farmington High School
Describe what football means to you in 20 words or fewer: Its the greatest game in the world. I love the intensity and platform it provides for me in the community.
My ringtone on my cell is: Give Me Back My Hometown by Eric Church
Favorite NFL player: Drew Brees/Jimmy Graham
Favorite NFL team: New Orleans Saints
Favorite music: Rap and Country
Favorite song: Trophies by Drake
Favorite book: Coming Back Stronger by Drew Brees with Chris Fabry
Favorite movie: Semi-Pro
Favorite TV show: Sportscenter
Favorite actor: Will Ferrell
Favorite actress: Jennifer Aniston
Favorite food: Pasta
Favorite class: Engineering; Currently going into year 3 of the class
Dream Date: Anywhere with Erin Andrews
Hobbies: Fishing, bowling, and almost any outdoor activities
The one thing I could not live without is: My relationship with Jesus Christ
Role model: Thomas Soehner
Three words to describe me: Bold, Outgoing, and Determined
People would be surprised that I: Can play piano
Ten years from now I'll be: an engineer, or playing football
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