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
Nashville receiver La'Michael Pettway, 6-3, 200, 4.50 seconds in the 40 yard dash, will arrive in Fayetteville about 1 o'clock today to visit Arkansas.
He has scholarship offers from Alabama, Louisville, Ole Miss, Arkansas State, Nebraska and Southern Miss while drawing interest from Arkansas, LSU, Auburn, Southern Cal, Florida State and others. Video highlights CLICK HERE
Receiver Kemah Siverand, 6-1, 190, 4.56 seconds in the 40 yard dash, of Houston Cypress Ridge said he's going to try and visit Arkansas after receiving an offer from the Hogs last week. His mother, Lisa is from Little Rock and he still has family members in the area.
He has 12 offers, including Arkansas, Texas, Ohio State, Texas A&M, Oklahoma State and others. He recorded 25 receptions for a 611 yards and 7 touchdowns last season. Video highlights CLICK HERE
Arkansas signee and Forrest City forward Trey Thompson, 6-9, 260 pounds averaged 17 points and close to 10 rebounds a game this season while dishing out about 4 assists.He plans to report to Fayetteville in early June.
Guard Nick Babb, who signed with the Hogs in November, was named the District 3-5A MVP in Texas and has been selected to play in the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches All-Star Game on May 16th in San Antonio.
Babb, 6-4, 180 pounds of Arlington Martin averaged 13.5 points, 7 rebounds, 5.2 assist and 2.4 steals while shooting 51 percent from the field, 43 percent from beyond the three-point line and 67 percent from the free throw line.
Tight end Will Gragg of Pine Buff is now up to 21 offers after seeing Penn State and California offering him on Wednesday.
Highland athlete Avery Johnson will leave tonight for a Friday visit to North Carolina. Louisiana Tech has invited him for a spring practice. He plans to visit Arkansas State in April. He has offers from the Red Wolves and Southern Miss.
North Little Rock receiver K.J. Hill received an offer from Ohio State on Wednesday.
Parkers Chapel freshman Dezmon Jackson, who placed 108th out of 1,288 athletes at the Nike SPARQ Combine in Houston, has been invited to the Nike Football Training Camp in Dallas on April 5th. Video highlights CLICK HERE
North Little Rock receiver K.J. Hill recorded a 4.42 handheld time in the 40 yard dash in testing on Friday. He also recorded a 38.5 vertical, 3.81 pro-shuttle, 285 power clean, 285 bench press and a 415 squat.
Tight end Austin Cantrell, 6-3 1/2, 249, 4.58 seconds in the 40 yard dash, of Roland, Okla. said he will visit Arkansas again today. He said there's a possibility of him committing during the visit.
He received an offer from the Hogs during a Sunday trip to Fayetteville, Video highlights CLICK HERE
He's receiving interest from Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Tulsa and Memphis. Central Oklahoma extended an offer on Friday.
Cantrell recorded 41 rushes for 334 yards and 9 touchdowns while having 9 receptions for 268 yards, an average of 29.7 yards per catch. and 2 touchdowns as a junior