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The Recruiting Guy:
Monday recruiting tidbits
Arkansas coach Bret Bielema, right, leads a Hog Call following the Razorbacks' 45-23 win over Kansas State on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016, at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium in Memphis, Tenn.
Arkansas Coach Bret Bielema and defensive coordinator Robb Smith will make an-in-home visit with a Big 12 commitment tonight.
Bielema and Smith will see Oklahoma defensive line commitment Chris Daniels of Euless (Texas) Trinity and his family tonight. Oklahoma Coach Bob Stoops and defensive line coach Diron Reynolds will make an in-home prior to Bielema and Smith's visit. The Hogs recently offered Daniels.
Arkansas will see an All American Juco prospect this week.
Arkansas expects to have 12 to 15 prospects on campus this weekend. The prospects confirmed for this weekend are listed below.
Offensive line commitment Jake Heinrich, 6-4, 290 5.3 of Urbandale, Iowa.
Linebacker Giovanni LaFrance, 6-1, 239, 4.80 of St Augustine High School in New Orleans
Defensive line commitment Briston Guidry, 6-3, 284, 4.90 of Metairie (La.) Rummel
Cornerback Kristian Fulton of Metairie, (La.) Rummel
Linebacker commitment De'jon Harris, 6-1, 230 4.7 of Marrero, (La.) John Ehret
Safety Brandon Jones, 6-0, 195, 4.4 of Nacogdoches, Texas
Cornerback Eric Cuffee, 6-0, 188 of Waco, Texas
Receiver commitment Kofi Boateng, 6-1, 180, 4.6 Arlington, (Texas) Lamar
Receiver Tyrie Cleveland, 6-3, 190, 4.32 of Houston Westfield
Athlete Calvin Bundage, 6-3, 200, 4.5 of Edmond (Okla.) Santa Fe
Hog receiver commitment Jordan Jones of Smackover will make an unofficial visit this weekend to help recruit the prospects visiting.
Confirmed prospects for Jan. 29-31.
Offensive lineman Patrick Hudson, 6-5, 330 of Silsbee, Texas
Running back Kyle Porter, 5-10, 195, 4.4 of Katy, Texas
Linebacker Kapri Doucet, 6-3, 235 of Lackawanna College
A defensive prospect committed elsewhere
A source said Arkansas is in very good shape with commitment Kiel Pollard, 6-2, 225, 4.68 of Moultrie (Ga.) Colquitt County. He visited the Gamecocks Saturday through Monday.
Another highly regarded prospect committed elsewhere will visit this weekend or the Jan. 29-31 weekend.
Wichita State offered Cedar Ridge point guard Austin Reaves on Saturday.
Hoopseen.com reports Huntington Prep forward Micah Thomas is down to forum schools, Maryland Arkansas LSU and Louisville.
2018 guard Christyn Williams of Central Arkansas Christian received an offer from Connecticut on Sunday. Arkansas was the first school to offer.
Doucet has narrowed his list of more than 20 offers in no particular order to Arkansas, Oklahoma and Louisville.
It will be Bielema and running backs coach Jemal Singleton making an in-home with Daniels and family. Smith will not be on hand. Bielema and Singleton are expected to arrive about 8 tonight.
Bielema and tight ends coach Barry Lunney Jr. will arrive around 4 today for an in-home visit with tight end commitment Grayson Gunter of Madison Central High School in Mississippi.
Ok, lets try again, running backs coach Jemal Singleton and linebackers coach Vernon Hargreaves will be making an in-home with Daniels and family. They are expected to arrive about 8 tonight.
Bielema will make an in-home visit next week.
Junior college offensive tackle Paul Ramirez, 6-7, 295 pounds, of San Bernardino Valley College in California, will make an official visit to Fayetteville on Jan. 29-31.
Linebacker commitment De'jon Harris, 6-1, 230 4.7 of Marrero, (La.) John Ehret said he will host Bielema, Hargreaves and receivers coach Michael Smith for an in-home visit on Tuesday.
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