Thursday Recruiting Update

The Razorback staff prepares to hit several states Friday night to watch recruits - a night after Arkansas kicker commit Cole Hedlund of Argyle, Texas, broke the national record for career field goals as he booted five in his team's 57-12 win over Krum on Thursday night.

Arkansas kicker commit Cole Hedlund broke the national record for career field goals by going 5-of-5 Thursday night as his Argyle, Texas, squad beat Krum 57-12 in UIL Bidistrict state playoff action.

That gives him 51 career field goals - one more than Jimmy Stevens' mark of 50 that he set for Oklahoma City's Heritage Hall from 2003-2006.

He also broke the Texas State record of 48 by Fort Worth Arlington Heights kicker Tomas Sanchez in the process.

"I honestly can't remember too much of it," Hedlund told the Denton Record Chronicle. "All I remember is people patting me on my helmet. Actually, I kind of have a headache right now from it. "That was my greatest moment ever."

He made a 47-yarder in the first quarter and then three in the second quarter of 36, 33 and one of 27 that tied the national record.

Hedlund then added a 22-yarder with 6:53 left in the third quarter to make it 43-0.

He also completed one pass for 15 yards.

After missing a pair of field goals last week, Hedlund's 5-of-5 effort on the night moved him to 18-of-23 this season on field goal attempts this season with a long of 57 yards.

"I really wanted to redeem myself, kind of get back out there and try to make my field goals," Hedlund said. "It was a great night, and I'm just really glad I was able to make history."

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Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema and three of his assistants - Randy Shannon, Charlie Partridge and Taver Johnson will all be in Florida watching games on Friday night.

Razorback running backs coach Joel Thomas will be in Newton, Texas to see tailback Kevin Shorter, who is currently committed to the Longhorns, but is planning on taking official visits to Arkansas and four other schools.

Wideouts coach Michael Smith will see games in the Dallas area.

Razorback offensive coodinator Jim Chaney will be in Charleston to watch Arkansas 2015 quarterback pledge Ty Storey.


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