Welcome to SEC Country’s daily Arkansas Razorbacks recruiting notebook. In this edition, we discuss a new offensive lineman offered, two top wide receiver targets and a kicker who recently visited.
Arkansas makes strong impression on OL Beaux Limmer
Class of 2019 offensive lineman Beaux Limmer left his visit to Arkansas last Saturday with an offer from the Hogs.
Limmer (6-foot-5, 260 pounds) is a 3-star recruit according to the 247Sports’ composite. Following his visit to Fayetteville, he told SEC Country he now has “very high interest” in the Razorbacks as a potential college.
He also has offers from Baylor, Northwestern, Oklahoma State, Vanderbilt and several others. He has received 11 of his 12 FBS offers over the past six weeks.
Limmer attends Lee High School in Tyler, Texas, and is one of many East Texas recruits the Hogs are targeting. It’s an area of the Lone Star State where Arkansas’ coaching staff has deep connections. Running backs coach Jeff Traylor is serving as Limmer’s primary recruiter. Traylor won three state titles as head coach at Gilmer, just about 40 miles north of Tyler.
“I’ve had to teach a lot of those [East Texas] kids how close we are,” Traylor said. “You draw a dot from where I live in Gilmer to the University of Texas and it’s 5 hours. You draw a dot from Gilmer to here and it’s 4½. It’s about the same; it’s just not as familiar. We’ve got to make it more familiar. The brand sells. It’s an unbelievable place. We’ve just got to get kids on campus.”
Arkansas makes cut for pair of elite wide receivers
There is a lot of excitement surrounding Arkansas recruiting in recent weeks as the Hogs continue to put themselves in consideration for some of the best in the 2019 class. That’s more evident at wide receiver than any other position.
Over the weekend, Arkansas added two more players to its growing list of top wide receivers considering the program. Texas wide receiver prospects Jalen Curry and Garrett Wilson have listed the Razorbacks among their top choices.
Curry (6-2, 195) is a 4-star recruit from St. Pius X High School in Houston. He’s the No. 90 overall recruit in the 2019 class. He lists Arkansas as one of his top 10 choices, along with Auburn, Florida State, LSU, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, TCU, Tennessee and Texas A&M. The Hogs are also heavily recruiting Curry’s quarterback at St. Pius X — 4-star prospect Grant Gunnell.
Wilson (6-0, 185) is a 4-star recruit and the No. 79 overall prospect in the class. He attends Lake Travis High School in Austin, Texas. Arkansas coach Chad Morris won back-to-back state titles at Lake Travis as the Cavaliers’ coach in 2008 and 2009. Wilson has Arkansas, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, TCU and Texas listed as his top choices.
Hogs make push for Texas A&M kicker commit
Texas A&M kicker commit Caden Davis made a visit to Arkansas last weekend. From Coppell, Texas, he’s a 3-star prospect and the No. 2 kicker in the 2019 class.
Davis committed to Texas A&M last November. But he is leaving his options open for a potential flip after the Aggies signed 3-star kicker/punter Seth Small in the 2018 class. Whether Small is a primarily a kicker or punter next season at A&M should impact Davis’ decision. The Aggies also have not named a primary special teams coach yet, which is playing a role in Davis keeping his options open.
Last week, Morris stated he’d potentially be open to offering a scholarship to a top kicker. While at SMU, Morris had four specialists on scholarship. Arkansas currently has one — punter Blake Johnson.
“I don’t so much agree that we need to have 4, but I definitely feel we can grow that number over time,” Morris said. “Obviously, you don’t realize how valuable those kickers are until you don’t have one. One thing I do know: If you do have a scholarship to offer, you have a chance to go get a great kicker.”
Arkansas special teams quality control assistant Tanner Burns is Davis’ primary recruiter for the Hogs.
— Caden Davis (@_cadendavis) March 3, 2018
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