Welcome to SEC Country’s daily Arkansas Razorbacks recruiting notebook. In this edition, we discuss a tight end target, a quarterback commit and more.
2019 TE Hudson Henry doesn’t want to see Bret Bielema gone
Hudson Henry seems like a slam dunk for Arkansas on the recruiting trail. The 2019 tight end from Pulaski Academy (Little Rock, Ark.) is the son of a former Razorbacks captain. His older bother, Hunter, won the Mackey Award with the Hogs in 2015. Another older brother, Hayden, is a freshman outside linebacker at Arkansas. So, obviously, Hudson headed anywhere else but Fayetteville would be a shock.
But with questions about Bret Bielema’s job security swirling, Hudson is keeping a watchful eye on what’s next at Arkansas. In an interview with Danny West of HawgSports.com, Hudson expressed concern over the possibility of Bielema losing his job.
“Arkansas is obviously one of my top schools because it’s the only school that I’ve visited,” Hudson said. “The only thing that does worry me is the whole situation with Coach Bielema. People are saying he may be fired, he may not. I love Coach B; I think he’s awesome. He’s a great coach, a great players’ coach, and that stuff kind of worries me a little bit. I don’t know what’s going to happen with that, but I’m just keeping him in my prayers.”
The 247Sports composite rates him as a 4-star prospect and the No. 88 overall recruit in the 2019 class. Henry has offers from Arkansas, Ole Miss, Penn State, Stanford and Wisconsin, with strong interest coming from several other top schools.
Arkansas QB commit Ty Evans hurdles defender
Arkansas 2019 quarterback commit Ty Evans is known for what he can do with his right arm. In his game last Friday, he showed his athletic ability exceeds his prolific passing.
Evans, who plays for Palmer Ridge (Monument, Calif.), scrambled after finding no one open on a designed pass. He was met by a defender near the sideline after picking up nearly 15 yards on the play. Instead of hopping out of bounds, Evans hurdled the lunging defensive back with room to spare. You can watch the play on the Hudl highlight below.
Unfortunately for Evans, it’s illegal to hurdle an opponent at the high school level. He was flagged for a 15-yard penalty as a result of the play. That didn’t much hurt his team, though. Palmer Ridge rolled to a 49-10 victory against Lincoln (Denver).
Evans has thrown for 1,762 yards with 24 touchdowns and 3 interceptions through six games this season.
In-state WR target Treylon Burks has huge game
Treylon Burks sits atop Arkansas’ priority list for the 2019 recruiting class. A wide receiver from Warren, Ark., Burks is the No. 1 in-state recruit in the class and No. 41 overall prospect nationally.
Last Friday, he had one of the more impressive games of his high school career. Burks scored 5 touchdowns while leading Warren to a 55-24 victory over Dumas (Ark.). Four of those five scores came in different ways — rushing (2), receiving, punt return and interception return. He played quarterback, receiver and linebacker in the game. He added 12 tackles on defense.
Burks (6-3, 190) has offers from Arkansas, Auburn, Oregon, South Carolina and others.
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