Tuesday Recruiting Tidbits

Arkansas remains in the hunt for big-time Houston, Texas, Westside wide receiver Frank Iheanacho (6-7, 220), who will get a home visit from the Razorbacks Tuesday as the staff continues its 14-day recruiting on-slaught.

Houston, Texas, Westbury wide receiver Frank Iheanacho (6-7, 220) - compared to current Texas A&M star Mike Evans because of his height and his former concentration solely on the sport of basketball - tweeted late Monday night that Arkansas remains alive in the hunt for his signature.

That's good because Razorback assistant Joel Thomas is scheduled to make a home visit with Iheanacho on Tuesday.

Iheanacho - selected to the U. S. Army All-American Game - says the schools remaining on his list are Oregon, Arkansas, LSU, Texas A&M, Ole Miss, Missouri, TCU and Florida State in no certain order.

He has already taken official visits to TCU and LSU - which means Arkansas is battling favorite Texas A&M, Ole Miss, Missouri, TCU and Florida State for one of his last three officials.

Iheanacho had 42 catches for 622 yards and 15 touchdowns this season while earning his invite to the U.S. Army All-American game - which will be held in San Antonio on Jan. 4 and televised by NBC.

"Iheanacho is a talented athlete whose leadership and teamwork qualities have made him a standout at West Side High School," said Mark Davis, deputy assistant Secretary of the Army for Marketing.

"Only the strongest wear the Army colors, and we are proud to welcome all of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl players and commend each of them on their selection," Davis added.

Iheanacho is rated as a Scout.com four-star prospect and the No. 17 wide receiver nationally.

Scout.com's evaluation:

"A big-framed wide receiver who came in to his own on the grid as a senior after mainly concentrating on basketball. He uses his athleticism he learned on the hardwood on the field, skying over defenders for jump balls. He is huge, has long arms, big hands. Made a good decision to pursue football, because he looks like he was born to pass catches. Could develop into a premiere guy."

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12:20 p.m.:

• Victoria, Minn., Chanhassen OL Frank Ragnow (6-6, 290) - who has already taken an official visit to Arkansas - confirmed Tuesday morning that he is expecting a home visit today from Razorback offensive line coach Sam Pittman.

• Arkansas coaches were certainly busy in Florida on Monday as they visited the Fort Pierce, Central duo of linebacker Sharieff Rhaheed and defensive end Rashawn Shaw as well the West Palm Beach tandem of wide receiver Johnnie Dixon and safety Shawn Boone.

All but Shaw - who is currently committed to Louisville - have already taken official visits to Arkansas.

Shaw did take an unofficial trip to Fayetteville last summer and has said he has plans to take an official.

• Miami, Fla., Norland wideout Kendrick Edwards (6-6, 200) has tweeted that he plans to visit Arkansas on Jan. 23-25.

• St. Louis, Mo., University High cornerback Raymond Wingo (6-1, 180), who confirmed on Monday that he will visit Arkansas officially on Jan. 24-26, has added a visit to Michigan State on Jan. 31-Feb. 2 per his twitter.

Wingo - brother of former Arkansas player Ronnie Wingo - is visiting Missouri Dec. 13-15 and Auburn Jan. 17-19.

• • •  4:45 p.m.:

• Sun Prairie, Wisc., defensive tackle Craig Evans tweeted out his final three on Tuesday - Wisconsin (where he is committed), Michigan State and Arkansas.

Evans - who visited Arkansas officially during the season - later tweeted out that those three schools were in no certain order.

• Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema and assistant Taver Johnson met with Marietta, Ga., Lassiter cornerback Chris Murphy on Tuesday morning.

Murphy has already signed a financial agreement with the Razorbacks and is set to enroll in January.


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