Welcome to SEC Country’s daily Arkansas Razorbacks recruiting notebook. In this edition, we discuss an upcoming group of visits from Joe T. Robinson High School and a recent 5-star visitor.
OL Elliott Harris Jr. among 6 expected weekend visitors from Joe T. Robinson
Arkansas recently has been showing increased interest in 2019 in-state offensive lineman Elliott Harris Jr. from Joe T. Robinson High School in Little Rock, and he will be on campus in Fayetteville on Saturday.
Harris (6-foot-4, 317 pounds) has one FBS offer — from Texas State. But if the Hogs come through with an offer, their chances at eventually receiving Harris’ commitment would be high because he has indicated particular interest in the program. His father played defensive end for the Razorbacks from 2001-04.
“That’s where my dad played, so an offer from them would mean a lot,” Harris said. “I’m excited about this weekend and meeting with [offensive line] coach [Dustin] Fry.”
Along with Arkansas, Harris has Louisiana Tech, Memphis, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, TCU and Texas State among his top choices. He has been projected as either a defensive tackle or offensive lineman at times throughout his recruiting process. The Razorbacks definitely view him as an offensive lineman.
Harris is one of six recruits from Joe T. Robinson who will visit Arkansas on Saturday. Here is the full list:
- 2019 CB Jaiden Lee, 6-0, 175: Lee has yet to receive a major offer, but Arkansas and Ole Miss are showing interest. He recently made a visit to Oxford.
- 2019 CB Mekel Kentle, 5-10, 175: Kentle plays defensive back and wide receiver for the Senators. He was a big-play wide receiver with 13 catches for 398 yards — an average of 30.6 yards per catch — as a junior. He also made 56 tackles and an interception. He took a trip to Louisiana Tech last month.
- 2019 RB Zaytron Waits, 6-1, 215: Waits has made visits to Kansas State, Louisiana Tech and Mississippi State. He is receiving interest from several programs, Arkansas included. He averaged 7.9 yards per carry last season.
- 2021 DE Torey Phillips, 6-4, 230: He will only be a sophomore next season, but his combination of size and athleticism makes him another potential standout recruit from Robinson.
- 2022 OL/DL E’Marion Harris, 6-4, 275: He is Elliott’s younger brother. At his size, it is only fair to refer to him as younger and not little.
The Hogs already have hosted Joe T. Robinson 2019 defensive end Zach Williams twice in the last month. Williams has an offer from Arkansas and is a priority target for the staff.
Arkansas has three players who graduated from the Little Rock school on the current roster : RB T.J. Hammonds, WR Koilan Jackson and DE David Porter.
Big-time 2020 OL Andrew Raym enjoys Arkansas
The top prospect Arkansas had on campus last weekend may have been slightly overlooked. That is because offensive lineman Andrew Raym is in the 2020 class, putting him nearly two years from being able to sign a national letter of intent.
Raym (6-4, 285) is the No. 16 overall recruit in his class. From Broken Arrow (Okla.), a Tulsa suburb, he has been committed to Oklahoma since November. Though there is no reason to believe that pledge isn’t solid, he obviously is taking time to look at other options.
Arkansas’ staff made a strong impression on him during his time on campus last Saturday. Because of that, the Hogs could be the beneficiary should anything happen with Raym and the Sooners during the next 22 months. It is a long shot but still a good sign for Arkansas to get such a touted prospect on campus.
Had on amazing time in Fayetteville today! Would like to thank everyone that helped make it happen. Love the coaches that are apart of the Razorback staff‼️ 🐗🐗 #WPS
— Andrew Raym7️⃣2️⃣ (@andrew_raymBAHS) February 25, 2018
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Correction: Offensive lineman Andrew Raym was identified incorrectly in the original post. SEC Country regrets the error.