FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — A quiet weekend is expected around Arkansas recruiting as coaches take vacation following the conclusion of a spring and summer full of attending camps across the country.
No visits are expected to take place in Fayetteville prior to a recruiting dead period from June 27-July 10.
Here’s a look at the latest in Arkansas football recruiting:
Running back visits Thursday
Running back prospect Chase Hayden visited Fayetteville on Thursday, according to a report from the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette’s Richard Davenport.
Hayden is a 3-star 2017 prospect from St. George’s Independent School (Collierville, Tenn.) who currently has offers from six SEC schools, including Arkansas.
He is listed as the 12th-best prospect in Tennessee and 31st-best running back in the class.
The Razorbacks already have one running back commit for their 2017 class — Maleek Williams from Charlotte High School (Punta Gorda, Fla.).
Pursuing the committed
Arkansas hasn’t shied away from offering 2017 prospects already committed to SEC schools.
The Razorbacks recently offered 3-star junior college defensive linemen Phil Hoskins (Highland CC) and Javier Edwards (Blinn College).
Hoskins is committed to Kentucky, but he has told SEC Country he is still considering Arkansas after receiving an offer last Saturday.
Edwards — a massive defensive tackle at 6-foot-3, 350 pounds — is committed to Florida and announced on Twitter he had received an offer from Arkansas last Friday.
The Razorbacks also have shown interest in Mississippi defensive end commit Bryan Jones from Madison Prep (Baton Rouge, La.). Though he is yet to receive an offer from Arkansas, Jones visited Fayetteville on Tuesday.
Troy James, 2017 3-star defensive end, Madison Prep (Baton Rouge, La.)
— T-Roy James #⃣4⃣ (@go__ty) June 21, 2016
Kamryn Babb, 2017 4-star wide receiver, Christian Brothers College (St. Louis)
— Kamryn Babb5⃣ (@kamm_o) June 22, 2016
Owen Carney, 2017 3-star defensive end, Miami (Fla.) Central High School
Blessed to receive an offer from Arkansas??? pic.twitter.com/syv8wL51m1
— O.Carney1️⃣1️⃣ (@Giftedowen_) June 23, 2016
Korey Hernandez, 2017 2-star safety, Cedar Grove High School (Decatur, Ga.)
— Bo$$‼️ (@_feed5) June 22, 2016
Sources have told SEC Country that 2018 linebacker Damone Clark from Southern University Lab School (Baton Rouge, La.) also has been offered by Arkansas. Clark has yet to confirm the offer.
Horn offered preferred walk-on spot
Arkansas offered 2017 offensive lineman Audry Horn a preferred walk-on spot Tuesday.
Horn, from Catholic High school (Little Rock, Ark.), received the offer after participating in the Razorbacks’ three-day high school camp earlier this week.
— Audry Horn (@BIGHORN78) June 21, 2016
Razorbacks remain outside top 30
Despite picking up four commitments over the past week, Arkansas’ 2017 class remains outside the top 30 at No. 31 in 247Sports’ latest recruiting team rankings.
The Razorbacks are currently 10th among SEC schools with 14 commitments.
Since last Friday, Arkansas has received commitments from Jenks (Okla.) High School running back/cornerback Jordon Curtis, junior college tight end Jeremy Patton from Arizona Western College, linebacker Josh Paul from De La Salle High School in New Orleans and Katy (Texas) High School defensive end Ryder Anderson.
All rankings are provided by the 247Sports composite unless otherwise noted.
Latest headlines from Arkansas recruiting:
- Arkansas makes the cut for talented Texas DB prospect
- High school coach opens up about recent Arkansas commit Josh Paul
- Texas prospect Ryder Anderson excited to receive first SEC offer from Arkansas
- Arkansas recruiting recap: Razorbacks start weekend with pair of commitments; camp brings in several targets
- Arkansas QB commit Daulton Hyatt shows off impressive arm at camp
- 3 SEC commits Arkansas could flip