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.
Thursday recruiting tidbits
One of the nation's top forwards, Juwan Morgan received an offer from Arkansas Coach Mike Anderson during a visit to Fayetteville last Wednesday.
Morgan, 6-8, 215 pounds of Waynesville, Mo. has about 10 other offers, including Indiana, Vanderbilt, Washington and Wake Forest. He's also looking to visit Creighton, Vanderbilt and Kansas State this summer.
He said he plans to narrow his list at the end of July and believes the Hogs have a good shot at making the cut.
Morgan, who has a 3.9 grade point average, said the academic support was very impressive. He also likes the player-coach relationships and the freedom Anderson allows his players on the offensive end.
He was named the Nike Youth Basketball League Most Improved Player earlier this month. He's averaging 10.9 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.2 steals a game while shooting 69 precent from the field.
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Arkansas tight end commit Austin Cantrell of Roland, Okla. said he's lost about 10 pounds of fat by working out and believes he can better his 40 time of 4.58 seconds that he ran in the spring.
Running back commitment Rawleigh Williams of Dallas Bishop Lynch received 15 handwritten letters from the Razorback coaching staff on Wednesday.
Defensive end commitment Daytrieon Dean of Fort Smith Northside has new maxes of 310 pounds in the bench press, 425 in the squat and 270 in the power clean. He plans to attend Arkansas' Elite Camp on July 24.
As reported earlier, defensive line commitment Hjlate Froholdt of Denmark will report to IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla on Friday.
Bentonville junior guard Malik Monk attended the NBA Top 100 last week. His team won the championship. He's currently at the Nike point guard skills camp.
He'll also attend the LeBron James Skills Academy. He currently doesn't have any college visits lined up due to the busy summer schedule.
Shooting guard Curran Scott of Edmond (Okla.) Santa Fe will wrap up an unofficial visit to Arkansas about 5 or 6 today. He's being recruited by asst. coach Melvin Watkins.
Maumelle cornerback Nick Ingram has committed to La.-Monroe. He attended Arkansas' July 12th Elite Camp and remains on the Hogs' board.
I'm hearing very positive things about defensive end Jeremiah Ledbetter's official visit. His father, Weldon and mother, Sharon also made the trip. Sounds like the Hogs have improved their chances. All three leave about noon on Friday.
Shooting guard Curran Scott of Edmond (Okla.) Santa Fe said Arkansas wants to watch him in the July evaluation period. He was able to play with the current players and feels like he would fit in well with the program. He plays for Nike Team Texas. He averaged 22.1 points, 3 assists and 6.3 rebounds this past season.