Join us daily at SEC Country for “Trent’s Trough” as Arkansas beat writer Trent Shadid provides the latest recruiting news.
Curl to visit Arkansas in late January
Arkansas will get the final impression on 2017 defensive back target Kamren Curl. Sources confirmed to SEC Country the Muskogee (Okla.) High School prospect is set to officially visit Fayetteville the last weekend in January. That visit will come days before National Signing Day on Feb. 1.
Sources also told SEC Country that Arkansas coach Bret Bielema pushed to have Curl visit Fayetteville last before Signing Day.
Curl (6-foot-2, 175 pounds) is one of the Hogs’ top remaining targets in the class. He is visiting Baylor this weekend after landing an offer from the Bears last week. Baylor was not among his top schools as of Jan. 1, when he listed Arkansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, TCU and Texas as his top six choices. He plans to visit Ole Miss the week prior to his trip to Arkansas.
An all-around performer at Muskogee, Curl has been recruited as a wide receiver and a defensive back. The Hogs would look to turn him into a future starting safety or cornerback. He is the No. 9 prospect in Oklahoma and No. 41 overall athlete in the class.
The Razorbacks are looking to close strong on defense in this class. Among the current 21 combined commits and signees, only eight are expected to play defense. Arkansas is looking to sign 23 to 25 total in the class. The final slots will be filled by defensive players.
Commit Adcock receives honor
Arkansas offensive line commit Kirby Adcock received the Willie Roaf Award from the Little Rock Touchdown Club on Monday. The award is presented annually to the state’s top high school offensive lineman.
Adcock (6-5, 300) is one of three offensive linemen in the 2017 class planning to enroll at Arkansas in January for the spring semester. He practiced with the Hogs in Fayetteville during Belk Bowl preparation last month.
All rankings are provided by the 247Sports composite unless otherwise noted.