Hitting The Recruiting Road

Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema is on the road recruiting with stops in Louisiana on Monday and visiting schools in Mississippi and New Jersey on Tuesday.

After visiting the schools of all five of its Louisiana commits and picking up a sixth while in the state on Monday, Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema will be in both Mississippi and New Jersey on Tuesday.

He went to see Wesson, Miss., Copiah-Lincoln Community College to check out linebacker Edward Muldrow (6-4, 220), who is a mid-term grad that is currently committed to West Virginia.

Muldrow, from Snellville, Ga., South Gwinnett, originally signed with South Carolina and is currently committed to West Virginia.

"Arkansas was in here to see him this morning," Copiah-Lincoln head coach Glen Davis said. "I haven't talked to him yet so I don't know how is leaning or anything like that. I am actually out on the road recruiting myself."

Muldrow has grown from a 188-pound high school player to a 220-pound junior college one.

"He is a guy that plays with length as he is 6-3 or 6-4 and weighs about 220 pounds now," Davis said. "He plays well in space, has several sacks and just really played well for us."

Arkansas currently has 17 pledges in its 2014 class after picking up one Monday from Shreveport, La., Evangel Christian cornerback/safety Santos Ramirez (6-2, 180).

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Bielema will then go to Wayne, N.J. to visit the school of DePaul Catholic High safety Kiy Hester (6-1, 210), who just de-committed from Rutgers.

He did so because Rutgers head coach Kyle Flood did not want him to take any other official visits.

Hester is now considering Arkansas, Miami, Ohio State, Missouri, Michigan State and Vanderbilt.

"These are schools that have been recruiting me from my freshman year, sophomore year," Hester told Scout.com national recruiting analyst Brian Dohn. "They're schools I am very interested in and high on my list.

"I'm trying to set up official visits, Arkansas, Miami and maybe Michigan State," Hester added. "I have to decide. It's not made in stone yet. Coach Bielema is coming to my school tomorrow and then I have to talk (to college) coaches."

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Recruiting Tidbits…

…Miami Booker T. Washington defensive end pledge Demetrius Jackson – a Miami commit - and St. Louis, Mo., Christian Brothers College High School offensive lineman Brian Wallace and Delray Beach, Fla., Village Academy defensive end are all set to take official visits to Arkansas Dec. 13-15.

…Jacksonville, Fla., Raines cornerback Lamont Simmons (6-3, 182) also de-committed from Rutgers this week and has Arkansas in his top five.

"My top five right now are USC, Auburn, Arkansas, Georgia Tech and Rutgers," Simmons told Scout.com.

…A third Rutgers de-commit this week is wide receiver Adonis Jennings (6-3, 185) of The Timber Creek High School in Sicklerville, N.J., and Arkansas is also involved with him now.

…Tailback Kevin Shorter of Newton, Texas, - a University of Texas pledge - said via twitter that he plans to take official visits to Arkansas, UCLA, Texas A&M, Florida State and Texas.

….Chanhassen, Minn, offensive lineman Frank Ragnow has visited Arkansas and Minnesota the past two weekends and will visit Florida State this weekend. Those three schools join Miami, Wisconsin and Ohio State in Ragnow's final six.

…Florida prep linebacker Sharieff Rhaheed says his top three schools are now Arkansas, Missouri and Louisivlle – where his Fort Pierce Central teammate and defensive end Rashawn Shaw is currently committed and where he plans to visit on Jan. 17-19.


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