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Thursday recruiting tidbits: Elite O-lineman plans Arkansas trip
Arkansas offensive line coach Dustin Fry talks to players during practice Thursday, March 1, 2017, in Fayetteville.
An offensive lineman with 30 plus scholarship offers plans to visit Arkansas in a couple of weeks.
Class of 2020 offensive tackle Ray Curry Jr., 6-5, 315, of Memphis White Station High School plans to arrive in Fayetteville on June 11 and participate in Arkansas' camp the next day.
He has offers from schools like Arkansas, Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, LSU, Texas, Texas A&M and Auburn.
As reported May 24, highly recruited 2020 offensive lineman Omari Thomas, 6-4, 305, of Memphis Briarcrest Christian plans to attend Arkansas' Sunday camp. He has offers from Arkansas, Alabama, Tennessee, Ole Miss, LSU, Auburn, Clemson and others.
His teammate and 2020 athlete Jabari Small, 5-11, 170, also plans to attend. Both visited Fayetteville on Feb. 25.
Outside linebacker Zach Marcheselli, 6-2, 215, of Broken Arrow, Okla., said Arkansas is one of his top three schools out of 10 offers. He visited Arkansas in early May and received an offer shortly afterward.
Marcheselli said he and defensive coordinator John Chavis talk two or three times a week. He plans to make a return trip to Fayetteville during the summer.
Class of 2020 cornerback Myles Slusher, 5-10, 175, of Broken Arrow, Okla., said he's definitely still interested in Arkansas. He visited Fayetteville on Feb. 24. He said cornerbacks coach Mark Smith and Coach Chad Morris made him feel at home during his visit.
He expects to visit the Hogs again this summer.
Athlete Peyton Powell, 6-3, 175, Odessa, (Texas) Permian has recently added offers from Ohio State, Texas, Nebraska, Ole Miss, Illinois, Oklahoma State and others since receiving one from the Hogs on May 4. He said he will definitely visit Fayetteville.
Arkansas is recruiting Powell to be a defensive back. Powell recorded 4.45 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the Dallas Opening Regional.
Dallas Wilson defensive end Z'Core Brooks, 6-6, 220, narrowed his list of schools to 10, including Arkansas.
Texas, Texas A&M, LSU, Michigan and Oregon are some of his other schools.
Brooks said he plans to visit Arkansas "soon."
2020 quarterback Jacolby Criswell, 6-1, 205, of Morrilton plans to attend several college camps in June.
He has offers from North Carolina State, Arkansas State, Memphis and others.
June 1: Ole Miss
June 2: Mississippi State
June 4: Oklahoma State
June 6: Georgia
June 8: North Carola State
June 14: Arkansas
June 23: Auburn
Florida State, Tennessee and Memphis are other possibilities.
Arkansas official visits confirmed for June:
OLB Zach Zimos - Richmond (Texas) Fort Bend Travis
RB Aaron Young - Coatesville, Pa.
DL Carl Williams - Lufikn, Texas
DE Mataio Soli - Douglasville, (Ga.) Douglas County
RB Marcus Major Jr. - Oklahoma City Millwood
WR Shamar Nash - IMG Academy
WR Tamauzia Brown - Newton, Texas
DB Josh Foster - Newton, Texas
WR Trey Knox - Murfreesboro (Tenn.) Blackman
OL Stacey Wilkins - Camden Fairview
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