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.
The Recruiting Guy:
Get to know Arkansas O-line commit Cole Carson
Offensive lineman Cole Carson.
Cole Carson is one of three offensive linemen committed to Arkansas and one of 19 pledges in the 2021 class.
He chose the Razorbacks over scholarship offers from Auburn, Vanderbilt, Ole Miss, Arizona, Colorado, Duke, Southern Miss and others in April.
Nickname: The BIGN
School/City: Bogata (Texas) Rivercrest
Weight: 290 pounds
Bench max: 315 pounds
Squat max: 500 pounds
Number of years playing football: 10 years playing rebel ball. I'm the only senior to be playing since 2nd grade.
School or schools that intrigued me other than Arkansas: Baylor and Auburn
I committed to Arkansas because: Coach (Sam) Pittman and Coach (Brad) Davis are master O-line coaches. This year’s draft was an example of why.
In college, I plan to major in: Agriculture education and communications
Football is a great sport because: The hitting and the winning
Best football moment: Starting my freshman year and help to win the first playoff game in school history
My favorite play and describe: Pancaking No. 54 from Deleon in the area-round championship game
Favorite uniform color/combo: Our grey on grey
Team entrance song, if you could pick: I like a calm, business-type entrance so we can go to work
Favorite music: Newer-type country
Favorite song: Anything by Turnpike Troubadours
Favorite food: Mexican
I will never eat: Plant-based meat
What really makes you angry: I don’t get angry
If you could go back in time, what year would you travel to and why? The old west to be a cowboy
Clean or messy person: I’m a very clean, neat person
Dream Date: My girlfriend at the Huddleston's
Hobbies: I love working around the ranch
The one thing I could not live without is: Meat
Role model: My grandfather
If you were a super-hero, what powers would you have: Ability to read minds
People would be surprised that: I am as nice as I am
Ten years from now I'll be: Married with kids, hopefully coaching at Arkansas or another school
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