FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The Arkansas Razorbacks hosted several key prospects during the program’s three-day high school camp, which wrapped up Tuesday.
The weekend started in big way as the Razorbacks received a pair of commitments on Friday. First, it was cornerback/running back Jordon Curtis from Jenks High School in Tulsa, Okla. Later in the day, junior college tight end Jeremy Patton from Arizona Western announced his commitment. Arkansas now has 12 commitments for its 2017 class.
— .JERM. (@JeremyPatton_11) June 17, 2016
Here’s a recap of everything from the weekend and camp:
Robinson pipeline beginning to develop
The connections between Joe T. Robinson High School (Little Rock, Ark.) and the Razorbacks are continuing to grow.
At Monday’s camp session, Robinson 2017 receiver Koilan Jackson and 2018 tight end/defensive end Hunter Swoboda took part in some drills.
Jackson, a 6-foot-3, 207-pound 3-star prospect, committed to Arkansas in late April.
Swoboda’s recruitment is only recently beginning to pick up after bulking up from 175 pounds last fall to over 200 this summer. He led Robinson in tackles last season.
Arkansas has also shown interest in Robinson receiver Nathan Page — a 4-star recruit listed as the top prospect in Arkansas for 2018 — along with 2017 defensive end David Potter and 2019 offensive/defensive lineman Elliott Harris.
The Razorbacks signed Robinson’s T.J. Hammonds in their most recent recruiting class.
“T.J. obviously was an outstanding player,” Jackson said. “That really helped all of us, as a team, get noticed. They came down to watch him and it brought the other players on our team to the (Arkansas coaches) attention.
“I’ve been on their radar since around ninth grade. But once I transferred to Robinson (from Parkview), my recruitment with them was really boosted.”
Gulledge receives preferred walk-on offer
After impressing Arkansas coach Bret Bielema at the All-Arkansas camp in Little Rock, Ark., earlier this month, 2017 receiver De’Shawn Gulledge was offered a preferred walk-on spot during the Razorbacks’ camp.
“It’s a blessing,” Gulledge told SEC Country on Monday. “This is my dream school. Hopefully, if I do come here, I can work and eventually get a scholarship.”
The 5-foot-10, 165-pound Bald Knob (Ark.) High School standout is yet to receive an offer from a Division-I school.
Arkansas remained busy recruiting Katy (Texas) High School during the three-day camp.
The Razorbacks extended an offer to 2017 defensive end Ryder Anderson on Monday. Arkansas is the first SEC school and second Power Five conference school, Colorado being the other, to offer the 6-foot-6, 230-pound Anderson. He is the younger brother of Oklahoma running back Rodney Anderson.
— Ryder Anderson (@ryderanderson10) June 21, 2016
The Razorbacks also offered tight end Camron Horry on Tuesday from Taylor High School in Katy. Horry, a 3-star prospect is committed to Texas A&M.
Arkansas showed heavy interest in Katy High School 2018 offensive lineman Trace Oldner, who participated in the camp. Indiana is his only current FBS offer.
Daniels looks the part
At 6-foot-1, 300 pounds, defensive tackle Allen Daniels from Dacula (Georgia) High School was among the most physically impressive prospects on hand during camp.
Daniels and his parents visited with coaches and saw the facilities on Sunday afternoon before going through some of the workouts at camp later in the day.
According to 247Sports, he currently holds offers from Costal Carolina, Georgia State and Ohio. The 247Sports composite rankings list him as a 3-star prospect in the Class of 2017.
Other recent offers
- Christopher Allen, 4-star 2017 linebacker, 6-foot-4, 234 pounds, Southern University Lab School in Baton Rouge, La.
- Phil Hoskins, 3-star 2017 defensive tackle, 6-5, 275, Highland (Kan.) Community College.
- Jake Lichtenstein, 3-star 2017 defensive end, 6-5, 248, Cypress Bay High School in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
- Javier Edwards, 3-star 2017 defensive tackle, 6-3, 350, Blinn College in Brenham, Texas.
- Audry Horn, 2017 offensive lineman, 6-4, 315, Catholic High School in Little Rock, Ark.
- Jeshaun Jones, 2018 wide receiver, 6-0, 160, South Fort Myers (Fla.) High School.
More from the week in Arkansas recruiting:
- Top LB prospect Christopher Allen picks up offer at Arkansas camp, leaves impressed
- Arkansas QB commit Daulton Hyatt shows off impressive arm at camp
- Pair of Michigan prospects impressed with Arkansas
- Texas offensive line prospect Trace Oldner has Arkansas atop his list
- Arkansas lands commitment from two-way standout Jordan Curtis
- Junior college tight end transferring to Arkansas
All 2017 prospect ratings are from the 247Sports composite and all 2018 prospect ratings are from 247Sports, unless otherwise noted.