FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas assistant coaches are on the road to recruiting and hitting the state first.
The evaluation period runs from April 15 to May 31. Dowell Loggains was in the Little Rock area on Wednesday.
Arkansas currently has 11 commitments for the Class of 2023 after signing four-star quarterback Malachi Singleton from Kennesaw (Ga.) North Cobb.
Class of 2022
Arkansas still has three scholarships for the Class of 2022. The goal is to take two inside defensive linemen and a wide receiver unless someone too good at another position comes into the gate. of transfer.
As for two inside defensive linemen, the Hogs have a pair of offers right now. Former Nebraska defensive tackle Casey Rogers, 6-5, 295, was offered by the Hogs on April 20. Rogers announced its decision on April 21 he was leaving Nebraska. In 2021, Rogers had 17 tackles, three for loss and 0.5 sacks.
Rogers visited USC last weekend. In addition to Arkansas and USC, Rogers has offers from Washington, Auburn, TCU, Oregon State, Louisville, Virginia, and Purdue. Rogers is from Syracuse, NY, and spent a season at prep school before heading to Nebraska.
Former Arkansas State defensive lineman Terry Hampton, 6-0, 293, is also now in the portal. Hampton was a notable high school student in El Dorado before moving to Arkansas State. In six games in 2021 before getting injured, Hampton had 11 tackles, five solo and 2.5 for loss. In 2020, when he was able to play all 11 games, Hampton had 35 tackles, six for loss and two sacks.
Since enter transfer portalHampton got offers from Arkansas, Texas Tech, Illinois, Western Kentucky, SMU, Oregon State, Utah State and Houston.
There are rumors that a few wide receivers on the transfer portal are interested in the Hogs, but it looks like the Razorbacks haven’t made an offer yet. The deadline for transfers to enter the transfer portal and play in 2022 is May 1. They do not need to be committed to a school at that time, but they must be in the portal by that date to have immediate eligibility in 2022.
Former Earle Standout
When Gerry Bohanon graduated from Earle High School in the class of 2018, he chose Baylor over offers from Arkansas and many others.
Bohanon has started 12 of 14 games in 2021 for the Bears. He finished the season 173 of 225 for 2,200 yards with 18 touchdowns and rushed for 323 yards and nine touchdowns. However, this spring he lost his starting job to Blake Shapen. Bohannon has thus entered the transfer portal and will have up to two years to play.
Some have asked if Arkansas is a possible landing spot, but that seems unlikely considering he would play behind KJ Jefferson and Malik Hornsby.
Shehan Jeyarajah of CBS had a good story on Bohanon’s decision to leave Baylor. He listed three schools that would make sense for Bohanon. He listed Arizona State, Missouri and UCF as possible locations.
Here is what Jeyarajah wrote about these three schools and Bohanon.
“Arizona State seems like a natural fit after losing dynamic quarterback Jayden Daniels to LSU. Sun Devils offensive coordinator Glenn Thomas coached the quarterbacks during Bohanon’s first two years at Baylor. Missouri was active in the JT Daniels contest and could look to Bohanon UCF might want to grow old at quarterback instead of relying on second Mikey Keene, and Bohanon could fit into the system very well. Gus Malzahn.
In the class of 2018, Arkansas landed Connor Noland of Greenwood instead of Bohanon. Noland is now Dave Van Horn’s staff ace. He started a game for the football team, but chose to focus on baseball when the former football staff was playing musical chairs with the quarterback position.
Frisco (Texas) Connor Stroh, four-star offensive tackle in Wakeland’s Class of 2023, will release his Top 5 on Friday.
The 6-foot-7, 345-pound Stroh has 18 offers. Only Stroh knows which teams will be selected, but we can assume that Arkansas, Texas, Texas A&M and Baylor are four of them. Maybe not, but everyone should find out within the next 24 hours. Stroh has made two visits to Arkansas since the end of the 2021 season. He was in Arkansas in January and then for the April 16 scrimmage.