Arkansas' football coaches are going to be spending a lot of time at North Little Rock the next couple of seasons because there is a load of talent currently on campus.
The Razorbacks already have one 2014 pledge from there in tailback Juan Day (6-1, 210).
Another one of those top junior prospects is cornerback Kavin Alexander (5-10, 185, 4.32), who was one of several Charging Wildcats that took unofficial visits last week to Fayetteville to meet the new Arkansas coaches.
"I came up with a lot of my teammates and we were part of about 20 players that got a chance to meet the coaches, see what they were all about, get a look at the facilities and just kind of start a relationship," Alexander said. "They wanted to do that instead of having a Junior Day and I think that was a great idea because they were able to give us a lot more individual attention than they would if they had 200 or so players come on the same weekend."
Alexander – who had the top SPARQ score out of 1,200 athletes last spring at a Nike Combine in Dallas - liked what he heard from new Razorback head coach Bret Bielema and defensive coordinator Chris Ash.
"All those coaches were real down to earth and made it clear to us that they didn't just come to Arkansas to just compete, they came to Arkansas to win the SEC," Alexander said. "Coach Ash also made a point that while the Razorbacks have been known for their offense in the past that he wants to make this a defensive school as well now, too. That's great to hear.
"It's also really cool that the defensive coordinator would be my position coach at Arkansas and I think that is a great deal for a cornerback," Alexander added. "I really liked what I heard about his plan."
Alexander is seeing interest from several schools – Arkansas, LSU, Ole Miss, Georgia Tech, Michigan, Minnesota and Memphis among those getting in contact.
"I grew up an Arkansas fan and an LSU fan and I feels great that both of those schools are showing interest in recruiting me," Alexander said. "My family are big Razorback fans and want me to play at Arkansas so it certainly would be hard for me to turn down being a Razorback."
He thinks an Arkansas offer could be near.
"Coach Bielema told me that they were on the cusp of offering and just wanted to see me this spring and have me come up to camp," Alexander said. "The coaches told me that they really liked my highlight tape and just want to see me in action in person now."
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