Richard Davenport covers recruiting for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. He is the host of Recruiting Thursday, a weekly radio show that airs from 7 to 8 p.m. on 92.1 FM in Fayetteville; 93.7 FM in Little Rock; 95.3 FM in Fort Smith; 96.3 FM in Hot Springs; 104.3 FM in Harrison/Mountain Home; and 106.9 FM in Arkadelphia.
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Hogs make top 5 for highly touted power forward
Arkansas has made the top five for highly regarded power forward target Raymond Hawkins.
Hawkins, 6-9, 230 pounds of Findlay Prep near Las Vegas, has narrowed his list to Arkansas, Arizona State, DePaul, Buffalo and Mississippi State. He played his junior season at Bishop O'Dowd High School in Oakland.
He's averaging 10.7 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game for the 18-6 Pilots. The Hogs are expected to get an official visit from Hawkins.
Hawkins' mother, Makisvha Pope, grew up with and attended high school with former Razorbacks center and Oakland native Darnell Robinson, who played on Arkansas' 1994 national championship team.
Robinson played with Hawkins’ uncle, Capis Hope, at Emery Secondary School before signing with Arkansas.
The Hogs hope to sign one to two big men in the spring signing period that runs from April 17 through May 15.
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