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Tuesday recruiting tidbits
NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANDY SHUPE Arkansas defensive coordinator Paul Rhoads speaks to his players during a drill Saturday, April 1, 2017, during practice at the university practice field in Fayetteville. Visit nwadg.com/photos to see more photographs from practice.
Arkansas visited the school of one of the top junior college linemen in the nation on Monday.
Defensive coordinator Paul Rhoads and defensive line coach John Scott Jr. visited Independence Community College in Kansas to check on highly regarded defensive lineman Emmit Gooden, 6-4, 315.
Jonesboro offensive lineman Noah Gatlin, 6-7, 305 plans to visit Arkansas on Saturday.
He has 10 offers from schools like Virginia, Memphis, Arkansas State, SMU, Texas State and others. Hog offensive line coach Kurt Anderson visited the school on Monday to check on Gatlin and sophomore offensive lineman Darius Thomas.
Lake Hamilton junior offensive lineman Will Burgess has increased his bench press from 365 to 395 and incline from 265 to 310. He also has increased his power clean from 275 to 300.
Burgess, 6-4, 340 pounds, recently visited Arkansas and has plans to attend the Hogs' lineman camp and several other college camps. Anderson visited the school on Monday.
Arkansas inside linebackers coach Vernon Hargreaves and outside linebackers coach Chad Walker visited Boca Raton High School in Florida to check on defensive end Dante Lang, 6-5, 230. He has offers from Arkansas, Ole Miss, FAU, Kentucky, Vanderbilt and Charlotte.
Junior point guard Shakur Daniel, 6-5, 170 of Southwest Christian Academy said Kansas, Middle Tennessee and Murray State are now showing interest. Arkansas, Arizona State, Missouri, Iowa State and LSU. He expects the Hogs to see him play at the EYBL event in Virginia this weekend.
Tulsa, Iowa State, Murray State and South Florida plan to visit Southwest Christian today to check on forward Mladen Armus, 6-10, 215, of Belgrade, Serbia, shooting guard Avery Benson, 6-4, 175 of Springdale and forward Gabe Osabuohien, 6-8, 219 pounds, of Toronto and Daniels. Memphis visited the school on Monday.
Running back A.J. Carter, 6-0, 225, 4.57 of Many, Louisiana said he plans to visit Arkansas for the spring game on April 29. He reports having an offer from the Hogs along with 17 other schools.
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