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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UNDER THE RADAR: Little Rock Christian’s Jayvean Dyer-Jones
Little Rock Christian running back Jayvean Dyer-Jones (2) shakes off Pulaski Academy linebacker Futa Shinkawa (32) during the first quarter of the Warriors' 64-27 loss to Pulaski Academy in the Class 5A state championship game on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock.
On Wednesdays, we feature an in-state prospect who could be flying under the radar of college coaches. This week's UTR prospect Little Rock Christian’s Jayvean Dyer-Jones.
Position: Running back
Size: 5-9, 195 pounds
Stats: He rushed for more 1,400 yards in 11 games as a junior.
Interest: Several regional FCS programs and most D-II schools in the state.
Coach Eric Cohu:
“He is a strong, fast, determined and physical runner. He’s one of the strongest guys in the weight room. He’s a thick guy, but it’s solid muscle. He runs a 4.5 40(-yard dash), so he’s really fast. He’s consistently ran that in all these camps and combines. He has great contact balance. He keeps his feet churning really well.
“We expect him to be one of the best running backs in the state this year. I look forward to his college career.”
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