Arkansas Razorbacks Heat Up the College Football Recruiting Trail

Ryan Wright@@HogManInLAAnalyst IIIJanuary 14, 2012

The next three weekends are important for every college football program, as high school seniors and junior college recruits from across the country begin to narrow their choices of favorite schools before National Signing Day on February 1.

Of all the Division I-A teams set to host future collegiate players, no university may have as much impressive talent scheduled to visit than the Arkansas Razorbacks.

The Hogs host 10 recruits over the weekend of January 13, with 20 more set to visit the weekend of the 20th.

With 21 recruits currently committed to the program, what will the Razorbacks do with all of the potential talent coming to campus?


Recruits Visiting January 13

WR Eric Hawkins, Longview, Texas, 5’11”, 172 pounds, 4.5 40-yard dash, 3-star

CB Will Hines, Waco, Texas, 6’1”, 175 pounds, 4.5 40-yard dash, 3-star

DE JaMichael Winston, Prichard, Alabama, 6’5”, 226 pounds, N/A 40-yard dash, 3-star

MLB Beau Hankins, Birmingham, Alabama, 6’2”, 226 pounds, 4.6 40 yard-dash, 3-star

OLB Harding Harper, Montgomery, Alabama, 6’2”, 212 pounds, 4.6 40-yard dash, 3-star

CB Chris Humes, Hoover, Alabama, 6’1”, 195, N/A 40-yard dash, 3-star

DE Deatrich Wise, Carlton, Texas, 6’5”, 235 pounds, 4.7 40-yard dash, 3-star

OT Evan Goodman, Lakeland, Florida, 6’4”, 290 pounds, N/A 40-yard dash, 4-star

LB Vin Ascolese, North Bergen, New Jersey, 6’2”, 215 pounds, 4.5 40-yard dash, 2-star

LB Kenny Orjioke, Marietta, Georgia, 6’3”, 215 pounds, N/A 40-yard dash, 3-star

Eric Hawkins committed to the Razorbacks on July 16.

Will Hines is the No. 35 cornerback in the nation. He is currently committed to Missouri.

JaMichael Winston committed to Arkansas on October 11. He has upcoming visits scheduled to Michigan State and Clemson.

Beau Hankins has been offered by Stanford, Purdue, Iowa State, Wake Forest and Arkansas.

Harding Harper is listed as the 55th best linebacker in this year’s senior class. He has been offered by Arkansas, Vanderbilt, Tennessee and Illinois, among other schools.

Chris Humes has been reportedly offered by Arkansas, Auburn, Cincinnati, Kentucky, Mississippi State and Louisville.

Deatrich Wise committed to Arkansas on August 6.

Evan Goodman, ranked No. 36 in the nation as an offensive tackle, committed to Arizona State on August 1. Goodman committed while Dennis Erickson was still the head coach at ASU. Erickson was fired November 28.

Vin Ascolese has been offered by Illinois and Cincinnati and reports an offer from Michigan State. He has not been offered by the Razorbacks to date. Ascolese played in the Semper Fidelis All-American Game in Phoenix, Arizona, on January 3. He was one of 100 players selected for the game.

Kenny Orjioke committed to UCLA December 19. He reports offers from Arkansas, Ole Miss, UCLA, North Carolina and Arizona State.

All 10 recruits made the trip to Arkansas for their official visit.


Recruits Visiting January 20

WR Dorial Green-Beckham, 5-star, not committed, possible delayed arrival

RB Trey Williams, 5-star, committed to Texas A&M

OL Germain Ifedi, 3-star, committed to Texas A&M

DT Tyler Nero, 3-star, committed to Auburn

WR Davonte Neal, 4-star, not committed

OT Jordan Diamond, 4-star, not committed

LB Dalton Santos, 3-star, committed to Tennessee

DE Darius English, 3-star, committed to South Carolina

TE Sean Price, 4-star, committed to South Florida

OL Jeremy Ward, 4-star, committed to Arkansas

LB A.J. Turner, 4-star, committed to Arkansas

RB Donovan Roberts, 3-star, committed to Arkansas

Arkansas is currently ranked No. 29 by, No. 18 by, and is not ranked by at this time.

The Razorbacks' recruiting coordinator is running back coach Tim Horton.

Dann Kabala is Arkansas’ eligibility coordinator and director of on-campus recruiting.


Recruiting Updates

Jalen Cobb of Warren, Arkansas, is no longer committed to the Razorbacks due to possible academic problems. Cobb is listed as a 4-star receiver and ranked the No. 43 high school wide receiver in the nation.

Cobb has not committed to another team since de-committing from the Razorbacks.

Running back Donovan Roberts from Norman, Oklahoma, was recently offered by hometown heavy University of Oklahoma. Roberts has maintained his commitment to the Hogs and remains a solid verbal commitment. 


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