Recruiting Thursday interviews

By: Richard Davenport
Published: Friday, May 16, 2014
ESPN rates defensive end James Lockhart IV as one of the top 100 prospects in the nation.
ESPN rates defensive end James Lockhart IV as one of the top 100 prospects in the nation.

Linebacker Derrick Graham's brother P.J. spoke about his brother's offer from Arkansas and plans to visit Fayetteville on June 8.

Graham, 6-4, 218 , 4.75 seconds in the 40 yard dash, of Wauchula, (Fla.) Hardee has nine scholarship offers, including Arkansas, Mississippi State, Florida International and Florida Atlantic. Defensive coordinator Robb Smith visited his school last Wednesday.

Derrick was to be on the show but had a late practice.

Running back Karan Higdon, 5-9, 190, 4.46 seconds in the 40 yard dash, of Sarasota, (Fla.) Riverview was up next and talked about his relationship with running backs coach Joel Thomas. He and his mother plan to visit the Hogs in late June.

Higdon reports having scholarship offers from Arkansas, South Florida, Iowa, Kentucky, Tennessee, Wake Forest and others.

National recruiting analyst Tom Lemming of CBS Sports Network came on at 7:30 to discuss his yearly travels across the nation to see the top prospects. He said some interesting things about the spread vs. pro-style offense.

Defensive end James Lockhart, 6-4, 253 pounds of Ennis, Texas wrapped up the show. He's looking at June 21 as the date to visit the Hogs. He is up to 24 offers, including Arkansas.

He recorded 122 tackles, 8.5 sacks, 21 quarterback hurries and 3 forced fumbles this past season. He’s rated the No. 14 defensive end and the No. 82 overall prospect in the nation by ESPN.

To listen click on to the May 15 interview HERE

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