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The Recruiting Guy:
Arkansas to host top football talent
Little Rock Parkview back Omarion Robinson (2) carries the ball during the Class 5A Championship Game against Shiloh Christian on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022, in Little Rock.
Arkansas continues to bring top talent in for visits and Saturday is no different with numerous highly touted recruits expected to be in Fayetteville.
• 2025 safety Omarion Robinson, 6-0, 175 pounds, of LR Parkview
Offers: Arkansas, Alabama, TCU, USC, Ole Miss, Utah, Louisville, others
Rating: On3.com 4-star
Noteworthy: Mother and other family members are Razorback fans.
• 2024 LSU linebacker commit Xavier Atkins, 6-1, 205 pounds, of Humble (Texas) Summer Creek,
Offers: Arkansas, LSU, Tennessee, Missouri, Oklahoma State, others
Rating: ESPN 4-star, No. 22 linebacker and No. 274 overall prospect in the nation for the 2024 class; No. 6 recruit in Texas.
Noteworthy: Recruited by Arkansas defensive coordinator Travis Williams.
• 2025 defensive tackle Dilan Battle, 6-3, 315 pounds, of Arlington (Texas) Mansfield Timberview
Offers: Texas, Texas A&M, Michigan and Miami.
• 2025 defensive lineman Julian ‘Juju’ Marks, 6-7, 250 pounds, of Overland Park (Kan.) St. Thomas Aquinas
Offers: Nebraska, Missouri, Iowa, Kansas State, Kansas, others
• 2024 safety KJ Bolden, 6-0, 185 pounds, of Buford, Ga.
Offers: Arkansas, Alabama, Georgia, Clemson, Florida, LSU, Michigan, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Penn State, Texas, others.
Rating: ESPN 5-star, No. 1 safety and No. 3 overall prospect in the nation.
Noteworthy: Recruited by Arkansas defensive coordinator Travis Williams and co-defensive coordinator Marcus Woodson at UCF and Florida State.
• 2024 safety Ka’Davion Dotson, 5-11, 185 pounds, of Duncanville, Texas
Offers: Arkansas, Texas, Southern Cal, Missouri, Arizona State, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Kansas State, others.
Rating: ESPN 4-star, No. 20 safety, No. 279 overall prospect in the nation; No. 47 recruit in Texas.
Noteworthy: Three previous visits to Arkansas, and his cousin attends UA.
• 2024 defensive back Marcus Dawson Jr., 6-1, 180 pounds, of Baton Rouge (La.) Lab University
Offers: Louisiana-Monroe, Grambling State.
Rating: On3.com 3-star, No. 85 cornerback and No. 18 prospect in Louisiana.
• 2024 wide receiver CJ Brown, 6-1, 180 pounds, of Bentonville
Offers: Arkansas, Kansas State, Louisville, Colorado State, Arkansas State, Purdue.
Rating: On3.com 3-star, No. 80 wide receiver in the nation and No. 8 recruit in Arkansas.
Noteworthy: Received Arkansas offer during Jan. 21 visit.
• 2025 cornerback Zadian Gentry, 6-1, 170 pounds, of McKinney, Texas
Offers: Arkansas, Oklahoma, Auburn, Purdue, SMU, others.
Noteworthy: Head coach Marcus Shavers was a defensive lineman at Arkansas 2005-07.
• 2024 DB Dakories Moment, 5-11, 170 pounds of Fort Worth (Texas) Brewer
• 2025 quarterback Grayson Wilson, 6-3, 185 pounds, of Central Arkansas Christian
Offers: Illinois, Central Arkansas
Noteworthy: Excellent pitcher with 90 mph fastball.
• 2024 LB Brian Huff, 6-3, 225 pounds, of Valley View
Offers: Arkansas, LSU, Missouri, Oklahoma, Notre Dame,Mississippi State, others.
Rating: Consensus 4-star.
Noteworthy: Previously visited the Razorbacks three times.
• 2025 receiver-safety Jacoby Wade, 5-10, 170 pounds, of Conway
• 2026 offensive lineman Jackson Cantwell, 6-8, 275 pounds, of Nixa, Mo
Offers: Texas A&M, Miami, Missouri, Kansas, Kansas State.
Noteworthy: 33 ACT score; First-Team Maxpreps Freshman All-American.
• 2026 DB Tay Lockett, 6-0, 165 pounds, of San Diego University City
Offers: Southern Cal, Penn State, Florida State, Ole Miss, Oklahoma, Michigan, Texas A&M, others.
Noteworthy: First-Team Maxpreps Freshman All-American; mother is an Arkansas native and there are several in-state family members who are Razorback fans.
• 2024 offensive lineman Qauayaser Whitehead, 6-3, 315 pounds, of Conway
Noteworthy: Has a 6-10 wingspan.
• 2024 RB-LB Desmond Davidson, 5-11, 200 pounds, of Conway
• 2027 defensive back-receiver Jerry Outhouse Jr. 5-11, 145 pounds, of Fort Worth (Texas) Brewer
• 2024 defensive back Jonathan Kabeya, 5-11, 170 pounds, of Colleyville (Texas) Byron Nelson
Offers: BYU, Texas Tech, Arizona State
Rating: On3.com 3-star
• 2024 quarterback Donovyn Omolo, 6-2, 205 pounds, of Conway
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