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:
Hogs extend offer to Parkview freshman
Parkview's Omarion Robinson (39) tackles Russellville's Tracy Daniels (1) during a game Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021, at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock.
Arkansas has extended a scholarship offer to Little Rock Parkview freshman athlete Omarion Robinson.
Robinson, 6-0, 170 pounds, had offers from Memphis and Ole Miss prior to the Razorbacks. He is the first 2025 in-state prospect to receive an offer from Arkansas.
Patriots coach Brad Bolding has coached numerous high-profile prospects, including the late Altee Tenpenny, receiver KJ Hill, running back Juan Day, linebacker Martrell Spaight and defensive lineman Zach Stadther at North Little Rock.
He has also coached quarterback Landon Rogers and tight end Erin Outley at Parkview along with running back James Jointer, a 2022 Arkansas signee, at Parkview.
“Dynamic player," he said of Robinson. "I hate to reach out this early and say it, but he could possibly be one of the best, if not the best I’ve ever had just because he’s so young and able to do everything he does that some of the guys were doing as a junior or senior.
"He’s doing it as a ninth grader."
In five games on varsity, Robinson recorded 43 tackles, 3 interceptions – 2 returned for touchdowns at safety – and returned a punt and kickoff for scores. He had another pick-6 negated because of a penalty.
“He was MVP of our team twice in four games,” Bolding said.
He played quarterback and defense at Pulaski Heights as an eighth grader before enrolling at Parkview.
Have a comment on this story? Join the discussion or start a new one on the Forums.