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story.lead_photo.caption NWA Democrat-Gazette/Andy Shupe COACHING UP: Arkansas football coach Chad Morris speaks with players during a practice Wednesday at the University of Arkansas practice facility on campus in Fayetteville. Morris is entering his first season with the Razorbacks after replacing Bret Bielema in December. - Photo by Andy Shupe

Arkansas will host one of its top targets for a visit in the near future.

Offensive lineman Stacey Wilkins said he plans to officially visit the Hogs on July 27-29.

“I want to see what everybody is talking about,” Wilkins said. “I know they’re great coaches. So being able to spend the weekend with them will definitely impress me with what all I know they have to offer.”

Wilkins, 6-7, 280 pounds, of Camden Fairview has offers from Arkansas, Oklahoma, Georgia, Miami, Texas, Alabama, Baylor, LSU, Texas A&M and several others.

He wants to experience the family side of the coaching staff.

“How it is being around them for a whole weekend?" Wilkins said.

The Hogs were the first Power 5 school to extend an offer to Wilkins on Dec. 17, and then the floodgates opened with offers from Oklahoma, Tennessee, Oklahoma State, Texas and Southern Cal.

Wilkins graded out at 84 percent while having 46 pancake blocks and 89 knockdowns last year. He graded at 83 percent while having 37 pancake blocks and 53 knockdowns at right tackle while starting 10 games as a sophomore.

He plans to officially visit Oklahoma on Sept. 8 and Texas on Sept. 15, while visits to Georgia and Miami are planned for December.

The Razorback staff is urging him to stay home.

“They’re saying they want me to stay home and be the guy,” Wilkins said.

A straightforward staff headlines his wishes in a school.

"[They're] keeping it real, having what I need education-wise, being treated like family and being able to produce," Wilkins said.

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  • Nostrasportus
    June 20, 2018 at 8:36 a.m.

    You see thats there problem now. Ark razorbacks have NEVER lack talent. The talent has always came, and that's so unfortunate. Because the Backs suck not the kids. This program is spoiled and has never had to produce for fans or money. Meaning if 90% of the talent they get picked a real program. They would see it on draft day. The NFL doesnt mind a player from a losing roster, but they hate to rake kids from a losing program. If you have had that much talent this many years then where is your bowl stats. Some of those kids should have tried other programs.