The Recruiting Guy

Florida satellite camp pays early dividends for Hogs

Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema works with the Razorbacks during practice Thursday, April 21, 2016 in Fayetteville.

BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Arkansas' trip to south Florida for a football satellite camp resulted in at least one prospect out of 300 athletes participating coming away with a scholarship offer.

Florida Atlantic Coach Charlie Partridge, who was an assistant to Coach Bret Bielema for six season at Wisconsin and Arkansas, hosted the Hogs for the camp Monday at the Owls' two practice fields.

Cornerback Endrickson Boucher, 5-11, 165 pounds, of Delray Beach Atlantic High School, ran the 40-yard dash in 4.44 seconds and recorded a broad jump of 10 feet, 2 inches during testing. He then went on to shut down receivers during 1-on-1 drills.

Boucher entered the camp with a scholarship offer from Temple and had drawn interest from other schools. Middle Tennessee also extended an offer Monday. He said he was thrilled to receive the offer from the Hogs.

"They said they really liked me and they want me to come up on a visit," he said. "I'm very blessed and feel like all my hard work has paid off."

He announced receiving the offer from the Razorbacks on Twitter.

"I'm really loving the fan base that Arkansas has," Boucher said. "They're showing me a lot of love on Twitter. I'm very thankful and blessed that they took a chance on me and offered me."

He said he'll "most likely" visit Fayetteville during the June 24-26 weekend.

DB or WR

Junior receiver Jeshaun Jones made a strong case for earning a scholarship offer from Arkansas after dominating defensive backs during 1-on-1 drills at Monday's satellite camp in Boca Raton.

He caught the attention of Arkansas Coach Bret Bielema, offensive coordinator Dan Enos, receivers coach Michael Smith and linebackers coach Vernon Hargreaves with his outstanding showing.

Jones, 6-1, 170, 4.6, of Fort Myers (Fla.) Island Coast, said he appreciated the opportunity to showcase his talents to the Arkansas and Florida Atlantic coaches.

"This is really my first big satellite camp to get attention," Jones said. "I went to USF's [South Florida's] camp last year, but they really didn't pay that much attention."

Jones had scholarship offers from South Florida and Southern Miss coming into the camp. Florida Atlantic extended an offer after the camp

"I feel like a lot of schools don't look at me as a receiver because of my size. So when I come out and heat it up, it makes me feel good," Jones said. "A lot of coaches don't like my size because they're recruiting bigger receivers and they want bigger DBs. So a lot of schools are looking at me as a DB."

Jones made sure to let the Arkansas and Florida Atlantic coaches know he can play receiver at the next level.

"I had to show them that," he said.

Arkansas sophomore cornerback Ryan Pulley signed with the Hogs out of Island Coast and is good friends with Jones.

"When he comes home, we work out and do 1-on-1's and he gets me better," Jones said.

Jones said he is hoping to hear good news from the Hogs.

"That would be my first big offer if they offered," he said.

Tough guy

If there was an award given out to the toughest camper who attended Monday's satellite camp at Boca Raton, cornerback Riley Ware IV, who also attends Fort Myers Island Coast, probably would've won it.

Ware, 5-11, 185, 4.55, participated at a South Carolina camp last week and injured his hamstring. Despite his hamstring being swollen, he still performed well Monday.

"I'm just gutting it out and finishing strong," Ware said.

He said he has also heard good things about Arkansas from Hogs cornerback Ryan Pulley.

"He said he really likes it and he's enjoying it," Ware said. "That's like my big brother, so our relationship is real tight. We talk about every day."

Ware, who reports scholarship offers from South Florida, Florida Atlantic, Toledo, Marshall, Kent State and others, said he hopes to receive one from the Razorbacks.

"That would be a big accomplishment," said Ware, whose father is the secondary coach at South Fort Myers High School. "I've been working so hard for it."

Drawing attention

Another standout at Monday's satellite camp was junior running back Jashaun Corbin, 5-11, 188, of Melbourne (Fla.) Holy Trinity Episcopal. He earned a scholarship offer from Tennessee on Friday after attending the Volunteers' camp.

He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.47 seconds, showed good skills and received extra attention from Arkansas Coach Bret Bielema and running backs coach Reggie Mitchell on Monday.

Corbin also has scholarship offers from Kentucky, South Florida and others.

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Sports on 06/14/2016