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.
Saturday visit updates
Updates on 13 or so junior prospects will be posted as they leave today. Most are expected to depart after the the Hogs' basketball game against Georgia.
Below is the list of the recruits visiting today.
Tight end Will Gragg of Pine Bluff- Arrived on Friday.
North Little Rock receiver K.J. Hill
Running back Ronald Jones North McKinney, Texas- arrived about 5:45 this morning after participating in a track meet last night.
Running back Chris Warren III of Rockwall, Texas- Arrived this morning with his mother.
Offensive lineman Sam Tecklenburg of Plano, Texas
Offensive lineman Zach Rogers of Hebron High School in Carrollton, Texas- Arrived on Friday
Quarterback Ty Storey of Charleston
Receiver Dahu Green of Oklahoma City Westmoore- Arrived this morning.
Offensive lineman Colton Jackson of Conway.
Defensive end Daytrieon Dean of Ft. Smith Northside
Safety Dre Greenlaw of Fayetteville
Highland receiver Deon Stewart
Highland athlete Avery Johnson
Highland receiver Deon Stewart reports receiving an offer from Arkansas.
Stewart also has offers from Louisville, Arkansas State, Ole Miss and Tulsa. Video highlights CLICK HERE
Hearing running back Ronald Jones is really impressed with Arkansas facilities while receiver Dahu Green is loving his visit. As of 4:20, Jones was meeting with Bielema.
Damon Sayles of ESPN reports Arkansas offering 2017 Miss. State commitment Anthony Hines III.
Little Rock Catholic athlete D.J. Brown reports receiving an offer from Memphis.
North Little Rock safety Tyler Phillips recorded the thrid best SPARQ rating at the New Orleans Nike combine today. He recorded a score of 115.32. He was measured at 6-1.5 and weighed 202.
Running back Chris Warren III has received an offer from Arkansas.
Warren said he has several friends at his school who have visited Arkansas and plan to attend the U of A and they've raved about the school and he knows now why they're so high on Arkansas. He called Arkansas a great place. He said the visit definitely raised the Hogs' chances to be in his final decision.
The facilities were more than what he expected. He didn't know they would be so nice.
He said Coach Bret Bielema was a player's coach.
He plans to make a return visit for the spring game. His mother was very impressed with the academics.
Running back Ronald Jones II really enjoyed seeing how the fans were so passionate during the basketball game. Very impressed with facilities and mentioned the weight room in particular .
He said Coach Bret Bielema was very genuine person.
Jones said Arkansas is definitely in his top five. He plans to come back for the spring game.
His mother really liked the academics.
He has more than 20 offers, including one from Arkansas.
Deon Stewart said the offer was a dream come true. He was somewhat stunned when Bielema extended the offer. He plans to hold off on a decision but said the Hogs were up there.
Told receiver K.J. Hill of North Little Rock had a great visit. He and his family were able to talk to Bielema, tight ends coach Barry Lunney Jr. and receivers coach Michael Smith.
Arkansas did not offer Dahu Green.
Will Gragg said Bielema was with the recruits during the entire day. He said no other head coach has done that at his other visits.
He said Bielema talked about the 2008 in-state class having a big impact on the program while driving home the importance of the in-state prospects playing at Arkansas.
He said tight ends coach Barry Lunney Jr.showed he and Fayetteville tight end C.J. O'Grady of Arkansas' tight end play that features two tight ends playing a lot of snaps.
He said it will be awhile before he comes out with another top five because of the number of offers coming in.
Highland athlete Avery Johnson said he was impressed with defensive coordinator Robb Smith. He said Smith wants him to come to camp. He thinks he might be a good fit for strong safety because he dropped down an play at outside linebacker.
Johnson said he and his father spent about 10 minutes in Bielema's office.
Ty Storey said it was good talking to Will Gragg and K.J. Hill and the other recruits. Believes building a strong relationship with them is a good thing. He wants what's best for Gragg and Hill, but believes Arkansas is the best fit.
He enjoyed meeting Deon Stewart and Daytrieon Dean.
Storey said about Bielema spoke how the in-state class could do some special things at Arkansas. Bielema talked about how Arkansas has done well when a strong class stays in-state.
Arkansas basketball signee Nick Babb and his mother attended today's game. It was her first time to visit Fayetteville.
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