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Richard Davenport

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Recruiting Columnist

Richard Davenport is a recruiting columnist for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

Recent Stories by Richard Davenport

The Recruiting Guy: Oklahoma lineman, 6-4, 305, likes his pancakes

posted: 09/19/2014 3:32 a.m. Discuss

Offensive lineman Jalin Barnett of Lawton, Okla., is considered one of the top prospects in the nation and will take an official visit to Arkansas this weekend.

The Recruiting Guy : Hogs' Smith making big push for Louisiana end

posted: 09/16/2014 2:45 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas signed four football prospects from Louisiana in the 2014 class, and three are playing major roles for the Hogs this season.

The Recruiting Guy: Dykes sold on Arkansas, getting others to buy in

posted: 09/14/2014 2:20 a.m. Discuss

Prior to being named Arkansas' eighth women's basketball coach March 30, Jimmy Dykes was thinking of how to emphasize the importance of keeping the top talent inside the state.

Recruiting guy: Denmark's Froholdt checks in, meets new coaches

posted: 09/12/2014 2:57 a.m. Comment 1

Arkansas defensive line commitment Hjalte Froholdt was looking forward to his last weekend's visit, his first to Fayetteville since he and his parents visited for the South Carolina game last October.

The Recruiting Guy: Senators' Hammonds strikes a Division I pose

posted: 09/09/2014 2:36 a.m. Discuss

Pulaski Robinson junior T.J. Hammonds, it seems, has taken off-season improvement to an extreme level.

The Recruiting Guy: Nation's top guard eager to check out Arkansas

posted: 09/07/2014 3:15 a.m. Comment 1

Arkansas has shown it can sign some of the top offensive line prospects in the country, and the Razorbacks will host the nation's No. 1 offensive guard Sept. 19-21.

The Recruiting Guy: Superfan Sandy approves of Hill commitment

posted: 09/05/2014 2:30 a.m. Discuss

A couple weeks before orally committing to Arkansas last Friday, North Little Rock receiver K.J. Hill said Coach Bret Bielema told him the state would celebrate if he announced he would play for the Razorbacks.

The recruiting guy: Oklahoma tight end is a gem despite 3-star rating

posted: 09/02/2014 2:24 a.m. Discuss

Tight end Austin Cantrell of Roland, Okla., is a consensus 3-star prospect by national recruiting services, but that ranking might have more to do with Cantrell not attending any combines or camps with regional or national writers in attendance than it is a reflection of his ability and potential..

The Recruiting Guy: Texas running back tries to decide if Hogs are fit

posted: 08/31/2014 4:04 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas became the first SEC school to extend a scholarship offer to Charles West in June after the running back from Coppell, Texas, impressed Coach Bret Bielema during a camp.

ARKANSAS RECRUITING: Headed for Hill: Hogs Hill's pick

posted: 08/30/2014 2:48 a.m. Comment 1

K.J. Hill wants to be a part of the changes going on at Arkansas.


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