Tracy Rocker talked about playing LSU earlier this week. The interviewer asked him about the high…
Hogs Hosting Big Crowd For LSU
"I live in Louisiana, but I'm going to cheer for Arkansas."
Capers Jr. (6-foot-4, 248 pounds) has scholarship offers from Auburn, Ole Miss, Southern Miss, West Virginia and Tulane.
"Arkansas has a nice program, what I like about them is they involve their tight ends in the offense. I just want to be comfortable and go to a school that has a good computer engineering program."
Capers Jr. runs the 40-yard dash in 4.62 seconds and bench presses 285 pounds.
"I've already set two of my official visits," Capers Jr. said.
"I'm going to West Virginia on (Dec.3), then the next weekend Arkansas (Dec.10). I haven't decided on my last three visits, I'll end up taking all five though."
For the season, Capers Jr. hauled in 14 receptions for 4 touchdowns.
He has a 2.5 grade-point average and scored a 17 on his ACT.
"I'm still awaiting the results from my last ACT," Capers Jr. said.
OWENS JR. TO SET OFFICIAL VISITS
Bearden linebacker/running back Ben Owens Jr. has received four scholarship offers thus far and has decided to start setting his official visits next week.
"I haven't been in too big of a rush, but it's something that has to be done," Owens Jr. said.
Owens Jr. has offers from Arkansas, Arkansas State, Louisiana-Monroe and Vanderbilt.
He's still being evaluated by Memphis, Miami and Oklahoma State.
"I'm in a very fortunate situation, it's a dream of mine to play college football and have the chance to receive a free education is nice," Owens Jr. said.
"Being one of many high school athletes, this is all that you could hope for. I know that one day I'll have to give up football, so I'd like to receive a quality education to fall back on."
Owens Jr. (6-2, 210, 4.55) is being recruited by Arkansas as a linebacker.
"That's my natural position, but some schools are talking to me about playing some running back," Owens Jr. said.
On defense, Owens Jr. recorded 129 tackles, 2 sacks and 1 interception. On offense, he finished with 170 rushes for 1,206 yards and 17 touchdowns.
Owens Jr. will also be in attendance for today's game unofficially.
"Arkansas is home, the coaches and players go out of their way to make you feel at home," Owens Jr. said.
"Most of my friends want me to stay home and some of my family members feel the same way, but the final decision is going to be mine."
Owens Jr. is ranked as the No.5 in-state college prospect by The Morning News.
*VISITOR'S FOR LSU GAME
Here's a look at a few prospects that have plans to attend today's game unofficially.
Name Position Height Weight School
Walter Archie OL 6-2 305 Texarkana
Reggie Arnold FB 5-10 215 Little Rock McCellan
Brandon Barnett RB 5-9 185 Texarkana
Brandon Carlisle WR/DB 6-1 175 Auburn, Ala.
Rod Coleman QB 6-1 170 Camden Fairview
Jared Dorn LB 6-0 225 Pine Bluff
Elston Forte WR/FS 6-1 175 Little Rock Mills
Marcus Gordon OL 6-6 305 Highland Comm. College (Highland, Kan.)
Matt Harris FS 6-1 175 Richardson, Tex. (Pearce H.S)
Jake McKinnie QB 6-3 200 Chester County, Tenn.
Antwain Robinson DE 6-3 230 Little Rock Central
Marcus Shavers DE 6-4 250 Allen, Tex.
Hezekiah Smith TB/DB 6-0 185 Sylvan Hills
Colin Tucker OL 6-4 275 Richardson, Tex. (Pearce H.S)
Chris Webb QB 6-2 210 Corinth, Tex. (Lake Dallas H.S.)
Leroy White OLB 6-1 235 Ranger, Tex. (Ranger College)
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