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Keeping The Momentum Going
Dudley E. Dawson
Posted Jan 13, 2012
In his weekly recruiting column for Hawgs Illustrated, Dudley E. Dawson writes about how Arkansas hopes to keep its momentum going this weekend as it brings in nine prospects for official visits. This story is free and sponsored by the Arkansas Toyota Dealers.
With a Cotton Bowl championship, a top five national finish and word that star tailback
is coming back next season,
has a ton of momentum headed into three big recruiting weekends.
That will get underway today when nine top prospects roll into Fayetteville for their official visits as the Razorbacks hope to add to a class that is currently ranked 16th nationally by Scout.com.
The most highly-ranked of the players due in this weekend is Lakeland (FL) offensive lineman
(6-4, 300), who is a soft commit to
– where his twin brother is a freshman.
Goodman, ranked as the 16th-best tackle in the country and a four-star prospect, has already visited
and is likely to visit
He has a big fan in Scott Kennedy, the Scout.com national scouting director.
“While watching Goodman, the superlatives are easy to come up with,” Kennedy writes. “He fires off the ball quickly. He absolutely wants to bury the guy in front of him. His athleticism is reminiscent of a linebacker rather than an offensive lineman. He is quick enough to not only engage a blocker, but change his angle of contact and keep his defender constantly off balance. Needs to work on his hand placement as they tend to drop in pass pro.”
The group is heavy on linebackers and cornerbacks as the Razorbacks look to polish off their 2012 class with some commits at those spots.
The linebackers in this weekend include Birmingham (AL) Jackson-Olin standout
(6-2, 230), Montgomery (AL) Carver’s
(6-2, 215) and North Bergen (NJ) prep star Vincent Ascolese (6-2, 215).
Hankins has made it clear that he is likely to commit to Arkansas this weekend if all goes well and his former high school teammate Harper is down to Arkansas and
and could do the same.
Ascolese does not have an offer from Arkansas yet, but hopes to get one this weekend and has a final three of Arkansas,
(Jan. 20-22) and
A couple of top-notch conerbacks in soft
(6-1, 180) of Waco, Texas and
(6-1, 190) of Birmingham (AL) Spain Park are also due in.
Hines has said he will make his decision between Arkansas and Missouri soon after his visit – unless he takes a visit to
–and has expressed a desire to play in the SEC.
Humes does not have an offer from Arkansas, but could get one this weekend during his official visit.
He does already have offers from
The Razorbacks will also be hosting a trio of their own commits in Hebron (Texas) defensive end
(6-5, 240). Longview (Texas) wideout
(6-0, 170) and defensive end
(6-5, 240) of Mobile (AL) Vigor.
Arkansas is expected to host around 20 official visitors on Jan. 20-22 and could also bring in some recruits the final weekend ahead of the Wednesday, Feb. 1 national signing date.
The Razorbacks will add two players next week as mid-term junior college signee
(6-5, 255) and New Market (AL) Buckhorn walk-on defensive lineman
(6-4, 250) both begin classes at Arkansas.
Jan 10, 2012
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