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Wednesday recruiting tidbits
Arkansas has extended an offer to former LSU commitment and cornerback Chris Hardeman.
Hardeman, 5-8,190, 4.4 of Houston, (Texas) Alief Taylor said he'll most likely line up an official visit to Arkansas for the fall or after the season. He has about 27 offers.
Hardeman's grandfather, Don Hardeman was a first round draft pick in the NFL in 1975 and played for the Houston Oilers and Baltimore Colts. His father played safety for the Houston Cougars.
He recorded a 10.60 time in the 100 meters in the spring. Schools are also recruiting him a return guy.
Hardeman said he'll officially visit Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Nebraska.
Running backs coach Joel Thomas is his lead recruiter. He said Thomas visited his school in the spring evaluation period. Video highlights click here
Sophomore guard Malik Monk is moving to Northwest Arkansas and will play this season at Bentonville.
He's rated by ESPN as the No. 11 prospect in the nation in the 2016 class.
Monk, 6-4, 180 pounds played this past season at East Poinsett County and recently scored 16 points in the AAU 15-under national championship game for the Arkansas Wings in Orlando.
Linebacker/defensive end Gerri Green of Greenville, Miss. has committed to Miss. St., according to Demetric Warren of Varsity Prep. He visited the Hogs.
Defensive end Landon Brazile, 6-6, 230 of Dayton, Ohio visited Arkansas today. He's committed to Cincinnati. He also plays basketball.
He received his offer from the Bearcats after attending one of their camps. It appears the Hogs will be evaluating him during the season.
Brazile said he didn't expect the new football complex to be as big and nice as it was. He's traveling to see family in Texas and stopped by to see Arkansas.
He said the Hogs are recruiting him as defensive end while some others like Indiana and Pitt are recruiting him as a tight end.
He hasn't played football since the ninth grade but plans to play this fall. Knowing that makes the Cincinnati offer even more impressive.
Brazile said he and his parents along with his sister were given a tour by assistant recruiting coordinator Cody Moore. They checked out the Sam M. Walton Business College. Business will likely be his major.
Cornerback Chris Hardeman did not receive an offer from Arkansas today. He and Arkansas did talk but he didn't get an offer.
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