Sunday recruiting tidbits

By: Richard Davenport
Published: Sunday, March 2, 2014
Junior running back Chris Warren III is one of the top prospects in the nation.
Junior running back Chris Warren III is one of the top prospects in the nation.

Highly recruited running back Chris Warren's mother, K'tara said Arkansas running backs coach Joel Thomas was a major reason for her and her son visiting Fayetteville on Saturday.

K'tara's father passed away recently and she went back to Oregon to attend his funeral. Her flight back to Texas arrived late Friday night and she didn't get to bed until 1:30 Saturday morning and had to get up at 4:30 to leave for Arkansas.

She said under the circumstances Thomas was one of only two coaches she would've gotten up so Chris could visit their school. She said Thomas showed genuine interest in her son and was one of the first to reach out to her when he suffered an ACL injury.

Offensive lineman Sam Tecklenburg, 6-4, 260 pounds of Plano, Texas said he had a great time during his visit on Saturday. He said he liked the individual time each prospect received from the coaches. He said offensive line coach Sam Pittman plans to visit his school during the spring evaluation period.

He said the facilities were as good as they get.

Tecklinburg said receiver Anthony Antwine, who attended Plano High School, spoke highly of Arkansas.

He has scholarship offers from SMU, Tulsa, Texas Tech, Connecticut, Arkansas State and Wake Forest.

North Little Rock receiver K.J. Hill said he was able to check out Arkansas facilities for the first time since they were completed. He said they're as good as there is in the country.

He was able to learn more about how receivers coach Michael Smith deal with his players. He said offensive coordinator Jim Chaney told the skill players he will throw the ball.

He said Coach Bret Bielema stressed how Arkansas is at it's best when in-state prospects go to Arkansas.

Hill said quarterback commitment Ty Storey of Charleston was recruiting him and other skill guys. He plans to go back in the spring to talk X's and O's with Chaney and Smith.

It appears the weather kept Arkansas associate head coach and assistant coach T.J. Cleveland from attending point guard Trey Dickerson's game today. Williston State College lost 96-83 to North Dakota State College of Science.

Dickerson scored 19 points while hitting 7 of 15 shots from the field. He made 4 of 7 three-pointers.

8:06 update

Because of the weather, Arkansas did not make it to watch Dickerson.

10:26 update

Dickerson said on Facebook that he will narrow his list of schools to fine this week.

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