Decision Time

Derby, Kan., four-star tight end DeAndre Goolsby (6-5, 225)) - a top Arkansas recruiting target is scheduled to announce his college decision at 1:15 on Friday, a day after the Razorbacks found out that are in the top six for Minnesota prep OL Frank Ragnow (6-6, 290).

Arkansas should get word from one of its top remaining targets on the board Friday when Derby, Kan., tight end/wide receiver DeAndre Goolsby (6-5, 225) announces his college choice from among five finalists.

The Razorbacks join Kansas State, Oklahoma, Ohio State and Florida among the last suitors for Goolsby, who took an official visit to Arkansas back on Oct. 10-12.

Goolsby, a mid-term graduate who will be able to go through 2014 spring practice with the college of his choice, will make his decision known at 1:15 p.m per his dad Brian.

"Well now that I've took all my visits, I believe that I'll be committing this week," Goolsby tweeted this week in his only comment about recruiting lately.

Arkansas 2014 quarterback commit Rafe Peavey, a fellow mid-term graduate whose team moved to 11-0 with a playoff win on Wednesday night, has been in Goolsby ear hoping to get him to join him as a Razorback.

The Arkansas staff made it clear this summer to Goolsby – who has over 400 yards receiving this season - how he would be used if he decides to sign with the Razorbacks.

"They told me I would be perfect to use in their tight end/H-back role and that I would see the ball a lot," Goolsby said in an earlier interview. "That's what every tight end wants to hear, especially one like me who is used to catching a lot of passes."

Goolsby caught 66 passes for 1,035 yards and 19 touchdowns as a junior.

That was after a breakout sophomore season in which he caught 42 passes for 605 yards and 11 touchdowns.

Arkansas wide receivers coach Michael Smith coached both Derby head coach Brandon Clark and Goolsby's dad while at Kansas State.

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In other recruiting news, Chanhassen, Minnesota, prep offensive lineman Frank Ragnow (6-6, 290) released his final six schools via twitter on Thursday.

They are Arkansas, Florida State, Minnesota, Ohio State, Wisconsin and Miami.

Ragnow took an official visit to Arkansas last week, the first of five allowed by the NCAA.





Rafe Peavey, DeAndre Goolsby





Frank Ragnow


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