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.
Younger Wariboko hoping for offer after Hog camp
FAYETTEVILLE Junior cornerback Max Wariboko made the trip to Fayetteville for the Arkansas’ Elite Camp on Thursday in an effort to earn a scholarship offer.
Wariboko, 5-10, 170, 4.51 seconds in the 40-yard dash, of Oklahoma City Casady and his brother Josh, a highly recruited offensive lineman visited Arkansas Feb. 28. Video highlights CLICK HERE
Max and his father made the trip this time. He said he ran 4.54 seconds in the 40 yard dash and was generally pleased with his effort.
“I did pretty good in the shuttle,” he said. “I think a 4.2 All the drills, I felt good. I like the camp a lot today.”
He has scholarship offers from UCLA, Tulsa and Louisville. There was a talented group of receivers for Wariboko and other defensive backs to matchup with during one-on-ones.
“They were pretty good,” Wariboko said. “I don’t know where a lot of them were from. There was real, real good competition here at Arkansas.”
Josh stayed home after hurting his hip during one-on-ones at a camp in California.
“He took his foot back and planted into the ground to try and punch out and he just felt something in his groin and his hip,” Max Wariboko said.
Vincent Wariboko accompanied his son to Fayetteville
“My dad loves it here and I like it here,” Wariboko said. “It’s awesome, it’s beautiful, it’s all hilly.”
Max is hoping to see the Hogs extend an offer.
“It would mean a lot because it’s really close, it’s really close,” Max Wariboko said. “You know Josh already has an offer. It would be cool to come play here. The drive is not bad at all.”
His father is fond of the Razorbacks.
“He just bonds with the coaches real well,” Wariboko said. “He loves how open it is here. He likes the facilities, he loves the training room , loves the field. He loves the housing a lot too.”
Wariboko said his father is good friends with offensive line coach Sam Pittman.
“We all love coach Pittman,” Wariboko said. “He’s just a jokester, always joking around. He’s just cool. We have a real good relationship with him. Real good, love the guy.”