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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Thursday recruiting tidbits: Massive O-lineman planning visit
Junior Jaeden Roberts is ESPN's No. 1 offensive guard in the nation.
One of the nation's top junior offensive linemen is planning to visit Arkansas in November.
Jaeden Roberts, 6-6, 350, of Houston North Shore, is planning to visit the Razorbacks for the Mississippi State game on Nov. 2, or the Western Kentucky game on Nov. 9.
He has offers from Arkansas, Alabama, Florida, LSU, Florida State, Georgia, Texas, Texas A&M, Southern Cal, Nebraska and others. ESPN rates Roberts a 4-star prospect, the No. 1 guard and No. 20 overall prospect in the nation for the 2021 class.
Roberts' mother is from Little Rock and he has numerous family members in the capital city.
Junior offensive lineman Cullen Montgomery, 6-5, 305 of Bellaire (Texas) Episcopal, said he plans to visit Arkansas "very soon." He has offers from Arkansas, Alabama, Texas A&M, Ohio State, Oklahoma and other schools.
Junior linebacker targets Jai Jones, 5-10, 230 pounds, and Jalen Jones, 5-10, 203, of Dallas South Oak Cliff, are looking to attend the Auburn game on Oct. 19. They attended Arkansas' Fall Kickoff Cookout in July.
They are the sons of former Razorbacks linebacker J.J. Jones.
Jai has offers from Arkansas, Colorado, Texas A&M, Boston College and others while Jalen has offers from Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Boston College and others.
Junior athlete Bryce Stephens, 6-1, 165, of Oklahoma City John Marshall, plans to visit Arkansas for the Auburn game on Oct. 19. He has offers from Arkansas, Nebraska, Iowa State, Memphis, Tulsa and others.
He recorded 10.69 seconds in the 100 meters at the All-City Meet on April 20, and 22.25 seconds in the 200 meters at the Class 4A State Championship on May 4.
Highly regarded junior running back LJ Johnson Jr. is trying to make his first visit to Arkansas since attending the Fall Kickoff Cookout in July. He said his team's schedule of playing Saturday games is making it difficult, but he's hoping to get to Fayetteville for one of the remaining games.
Johnson, 5-10, 204 pounds, of Cypress (Texas) Cy-Fair, received his first offer from the Razorbacks. Alabama, Baylor, Texas, Texas A&M, Nebraska, Oklahoma, LSU, Michigan and others have followed.
ESPN rates Johnson a 4-star recruit, the No. 8 running back and No. 175 overall prospect in the nation for the 2021 class.
Junior point guard Jersey Wolfenbarger, 6-2, of Fort Smith Northside, visited Arkansas on Wednesday. She was able to meet former Player of the Year and Washington guard Kelsey Plum during the trip. Plum played for Arkansas coach Mike Neighbors while he was coach of the Huskies.
Wolfenbarger holds scholarship offers from Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida State, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Arizona State, Ole Miss, Louisville and others. She made an unofficial visit to Fayetteville for the Colorado State football game on Sept. 14.
ESPN rates her a four-star recruit, the No. 5 point guard and No. 19 overall prospect for the 2021 class. Wolfenbarger said she is looking to visit Oregon and Oregon State, but no dates have been set.
Maumelle sophomore offensive lineman Andrew Chamblee, 6-8, 295, plans to visit Virginia Tech this weekend and TCU on Oct. 26. The Hokies were the first school to offer him.
He hopes to visit Florida, Oklahoma and LSU. He received an offer from the Razorbacks while visiting for the San Jose State game. He also has offers from Tennessee and TCU.
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