Join us here at SEC Country for the “Trent’s Trough” notebook as Arkansas Razorbacks beat writer Trent Shadid provides the latest insight on all Hogs recruiting news.
Commit Barkley’s midseason highlights
Arkansas 2017 wide receiver commit Maleek Barkley has been a standout for Lake Travis (Austin, Texas) High School at running back all season while competing in Texas’ largest classification.
Barkley (5-foot-11, 185 pounds) has 590 rushing yards, 276 receiving yards and 11 total touchdowns through six games as the offensive catalyst for one of Texas’ top high school teams. He had 138 rushing yards and 3 touchdowns on 13 carries last Friday against rival and fellow Texas powerhouse Westlake (Austin, Texas) High School.
Here are the highlights for Barkley, a 3-star recruit, so far this season:
— Maleek Barkley (@Leek_B2) October 6, 2016
QB commit Hyatt has big game before visit to Arkansas
Arkansas 2017 quarterback commit Daulton Hyatt helped Etowah (Attalla, Ala.) High School roll to a win last Friday before making his way to Fayetteville to unofficially visit the Hogs.
Hyatt (6-foot-4, 182 pounds) was 9-of-15 passing for 151 yards and a touchdown, and added 112 yards and 2 touchdowns on 4 carries as he checked out early in Etowah’s 51-10 victory over Boaz (Ala.) High School.
The 3-star recruit made his way to Arkansas following the game and was in attendance for the Hogs’ 49-30 loss to Alabama. He referred to Fayetteville as “home” while on campus Saturday.
Feels great to be back home ??
— Daulton Hyatt 11™ (@daulton_hyatt) October 8, 2016
Adcock’s Nashville tops Jackson’s Robinson in battle of commits
Adcock’s Nashville High School edged Jackson’s Joe T. Robinson High School, 31-28. Adcock (6-5, 280) helped pave the way for a pair of Nashville running backs to rush for a combined 275 yards. Jackson (6-3, 207) had 8 receptions for 91 yards, bringing his season totals to 32 catches for 688 yards through six games.
Arkansas 2018 athlete target Nathan Page had a 24-yard touchdown reception for Robinson. He has 24 receptions for 814 yards and 12 touchdowns for the season.
CB commit Curtis still on the mend
Hogs 2017 3-star cornerback commit Jordon Curtis is still recovering from a broken thumb that required surgery earlier this season. He is expected to be out at least two more weeks, according to a report from the Tulsa World.
Curtis (5-11, 180) had surgery last month, just days after scoring the game-winning touchdown for Jenks (Okla.) High School against rival Tulsa (Okla.) Union High School. He played in the game, which featured Oklahoma’s top two programs in the state’s largest classification, with the thumb injury.
Kicker planning visit
Little Rock Central High School 2017 kicker Jason Ronnel will visit Arkansas on Nov. 12 when the Hogs host SEC West rival LSU, according to Jason Kilburn of ArkansasNextLevel.com.
Ronnel has made all 13 of his extra-point attempts and 6 of 8 field goals, with a long of 45 yards this season. He also has 19 touchbacks on 23 kickoffs. As a punter, he’s averaging 39.6 yards per attempt, with a long of 59.
Ronnel also plans to visit Texas (Oct. 15) and North Carolina (Nov. 5).
— Jason Kilburn (@Jason_Kilburn) October 7, 2016
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