Playmaking Possibility

Frankfort County (KY) Franklin County prep star Ryan Timmons (5-11, 175, 4.35) took an official visit this past weekend, loved the atmosphere and looked on with amazement as Razorback wide receiver Cobi Hamilton put up an SEC-record 303 yards receiving.

One person paying particular attention to Cobi Hamilton's SEC record-shattering 303 yards receiving Saturday night was a young man who could very well take his place at Arkansas.

Frankfort (KY) Franklin County athlete Ryan Timmons (5-11, 175, 4.35) joined Hutchison (KA) Community College linebacker Antonio Longino (6-3, 220) as official visitors this pass week.

"That was amazing," Timmons said. "He is a great wide receiver and Arkansas does a great job in getting him the ball. Once he gets it, he sure knows how to make plays."

As does Timmons, who had 2,651 yards total offense and tallied 38 touchdowns as a junior and is working on breaking that mark as a senior.

He lines up at tailback and wide receiver and in six games this season has 579 yards rushing and 16 touchdowns, 14 catches for 460 yards and seven more scores and a 98-yard kickoff return for a score.

With Timmons scoring 24 of the 45 times he has touched the ball this season and generating over 1,300 yards total offense, the Franklin County offense is averaging a whopping 61 points per game this season while jumping out to a 6-0 start.

"Our offense is clicking again this year," Timmons said. "We have seven new guys on defense and we are just trying to fit them in and get them comfortable wit what our scheme od defense is. Then we can make a run at the state title."

Timmons, who has run 10.64 in the 200 meters and 21.4 in the 200, visited Arkansas unofficially back in July.

He brought his mother back for his official visit this past weekend after Friday night when he rushed 10 times for 298 yards and five scores in a 42-21 win over West Jessamine.

"I knew that I for sure wanted to visit Arkansas officially first and I wanted to bring my mom back because I am very interested in going to school here," Timmons said. "I wanted her to see how great a school this is both academically and with the football program, which is just struggling a bit right now, but we'll be back on top soon."

Timmons also has offers from Kentucky, Purdue, Illinois and Western Kentucky and interest from Ohio State and others.

"I haven't decided who else I am going to visit yet," Timmons said. "We are just going to talk about it once we get back and see what I want to do from that point. This visit was a must. We'll go back him and decide on the other four visits."

Obviously Arkansas has struggled to a 1-3 mark this season, but that has not deterred Timmons.

"The atmosphere at the game was just amazing and I know that Arkansas has a great program that is going to bounce back," Timmons said. "If they bring in a new staff, I'm sure it will be amazing one. It's about this school and this school and campus is just fantastic and that is why I have them at the top of my list."





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