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.
RB praises Thomas' recruiting tactics
Running back Karan Higdon likes how Arkansas running backs coach Joel Thomas is recruiting him and his mother.
“He checks on me all the time,” said Higdon, who’s committed to South Florida. “He contacts me sometimes before I even contact him. He always keeps in touch seeing how my days are going, how my week is going and my life is going and trying to stay updated. That’s something I really admire and I really like.”
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“So far we’re planning to get up in late June,” Higdon said of the Arkansas. “That’s the plans right now.”
Higdon rushed 108 times for 967 yards and 15 touchdowns while sitting out two games due to an injury and while having another game canceled.
His mother has likes how Thomas has included her in the recruiting process.
“She loves it,” Higdon said. “She loves the fact that he’s getting to know me. She wants me to go where people actually care about me.”
Higdon recorded a time of 10.80 seconds in the 100 meters this spring and 22.9 in the 200 this spring. A great visit to Fayetteville won’t likely result in a commitment.
“I don't think so,” Higdon said. “I'm pretty sure I would want to, but I think the smart thing for me to do is to wait to actually see if it's real. Because some coaches, but not coach Thomas because I don't think he would do this, I have a lot of friends who also play football and some coaches I see them communicating with, they commit and then the next thing they fall off or just stop communicating because they're already committed.”
“I don't think that that's necessarily how it should be. If I should commit the relationship should build even more, not just fall back just because you already have me.”
Higdon plans to take his five official visits before making a final decision.