In his weekly recruiting column, Dudley E. Dawson writes about the eclectic mix of 12 official…
That's when Forrest City defensive end Tevin Beanum (6-4, 230) and the other five in-state Razorback commitments will be on hand.
They are coming together en masse to take their best shot at helping Arkansas flip North Little Rock tailback Altee Tenpenny (6-1, 210) from Alabama to Arkansas.
"I think it is going to be a great time for all of us to be together and we are all going to take our best shot at making sure Arkansas lands everybody that we want," Beanum said. "It will be a great time to bond. I just think that it's a much better situation to be around guys from Arkansas that you know you can count on than ones from Alabama."
The Razorbacks are also set to host a trio of out-of-state prospects in Plantation (FL) defensive tackle Monty Nelson (6-2, 320), Cordova (TN) St. Benedict of Auburndale athlete Jordan Wilkins (6-1, 212) and Honolulu (HI) St. Louis offensive lineman Reeve Koehler (6-3, 330).
Arvada (CO) Ralston Valley offensive lineman Dan Skipper (6-10, 295) confirmed Sunday night that he also would be on hand for the Jan. 18-20 weekend.
"It's really going to be a great time to get to know all the recruits," Beanum said. "I have talked to some of them on twitter and have met the three from Fayetteville, but this will be my first time to get to know all that the guys that are going to be up."
Arkansas is indeed hoping to make it a complete sweep when it comes to landing the in-state players it has offered with Tenpenny being the lone holdout so far.
The Razorbacks have commitments from Beanum, Pulaski Academy tight end Hunter Henry (6-6, 240), the Fayetteville trio of quarterback Austin Allen (6-2, 205), linebacker Brooks Ellis (6-3, 215) and safety Alex Brignoni (6-1, 190) along with Greenwood wideout Drew Morgan (6-0, 180).
"Tenpenny is obviously a great player to be ranked as high as he is," Beanum said. "The more great players we get from Arkansas the better our program is going to be."
Beanum ended the season with 76 tackles, 7.5 for lost yardage with 3.5 sacks, two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble.
He has met with former Arkansas assistant and current Director of High School Relations Bobby Allen, but has yet to meet new Razorback head coach Bret Bielema or the new assistants.
"I really like Coach Bielema and we have talked at least once a week since he has been here," Beanum said. "I am looking forward to the chance of getting to meet all of them in person and form a relationship.
"I'm also going to get a chance to tour the campus and visit the Engineering Department, which I haven't had the chance to do yet," Beanum added. "It should be a great weekend."
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