Welcome to SEC Country’s daily Arkansas Razorbacks recruiting notebook. This time, we discuss Arkansas upcoming visitors and more.
Nearly 20 Texas recruits set to visit Arkansas
Arkansas will have a heavy Texas presence on campus this weekend. The Razorbacks are expected to host as many as 19 recruits from the Lone Star State, SEC Country has confirmed.
The vast majority of those visitors are in the 2019 class in addition to 4 for 2018 and 3 in the 2020 group.
Here’s the list of confirmed visitors as of Wednesday evening:
|Bumper Pool (committed)||LB||6-3||213||Lovejoy (Lucas)|
|John Stephen Jones||QB||5-10||175||Highland Park (Dallas)|
|Jackson Kimble (Baylor commit)||OL||6-5||270||Southlake Carroll|
|Trace Oldner||OL||6-5||280||Foster (Richmond)|
|Chance Cover||LB||6-2||215||Nolan Catholic (Ft. Worth)|
|DeMareus Hosey||RB||6-0||190||Northwest (Ft. Worth)|
|Ben Mason||OL||6-3||275||Plano West|
|Austin Rodriguez||OL||6-3||280||Prestonwood Chr. (Plano)|
|DJ Graham||WR||6-0||170||Keller Central|
Most-notable Texas visitors
Jones, the grandson of Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, will arrive on campus Thursday. The others are expected to be on hand Friday and/or Saturday, with many taking in the Razorbacks’ scrimmage Saturday afternoon.
Pool has firmly been committed to Arkansas since November and may even help the Hogs’ recruiting efforts this weekend. He is a 4-star prospect and the No. 22 overall Texas recruit in 2018, according to 247Sports’ composite rankings.
With Kimble, the Razorbacks will continue their efforts in trying to pry him away from Baylor. The 3-star recruit recently told SEC Country the Bears are his “dream school” while also adding he couldn’t pass up the opportunity to visit Arkansas.
Oldner has been on the Hogs’ radar for quite some time and could potentially land an offer in the future. He has several family connections to the state and has long viewed Arkansas as an ideal destination. Indiana is currently his lone FBS offer.
McClellan, one of four Aledo prospects planning to visit, is emerging as one of the top recruits in the 2020 class. The running back has offers from Georgia, Miami (Fla.), Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas A&M and others.
Many of Texas visitors are expected to visit Oklahoma State before arriving in Fayetteville.
Montgomery ready to ‘Get on Board’ with Hogs?
Arkansas already has one 4-star cornerback — Byron Hanspard II — committed in the 2018 class, and the Hogs are looking to close strong on another.
The Razorbacks have long viewed Hillsborough (Tampa, Fla.) 4-star corner Ken Montgomery Jr. as one of their top priorities in the class. The recruiting staff, as many of them often do, got creative Tuesday with a message to Montgomery. You can have a look via Twitter by clicking here or looking below.
— Ken Montgomery Jr (@KenKensmiley5) April 11, 2017
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