Let's Get It Started

Houston Westside wide receiver Frank Iheanacho (6-7, 220) is set to arrive Wednesday night to start his official visit and thus open the door for a week that will have some 20 recruits visiting that could go a long way toward future success for the Razorback football program.

Arkansas' football coaches are watching a lot of basketball games lately.

Razorback offensive line coach Sam Pittman saw Chanhassen, Minnesota offensive lineman Frank Ragnow (6-6, 290) play on Tuesday night.

Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema and wide receiver coach Michael Smith were in Texas Tuesday night to take in the game of Houston Westside wideout Frank Iheanacho (6-7, 220) on Tuesday night.

Iheanacho, a U.S. Army All-American, confirmed via twitter that he is starting official visit to Arkansas on Wednesday and will then move right on to Oregon on Friday for another official.

"I'm just looking for a home atmosphere," Iheanacho said in an earlier interview. "I just want to walk on campus and know that it's my place. I want to come in and just work and feel like I can contribute to the team and make it a better place."

Ihenacho – in his second game since football season ended up - had 11 points as Westside downed Houston Lamar 56-42 to move to 6-2 this season.

He believes that basketball – which he concentrated on up until this season – has benefitted him in football.

"It's body position and just everything that I have learned coming from basketball," Iheanacho said. "I have just been putting in extra work and using my athleticism while learning the game."

Iheanacho had 47 catches for 618 yards and 15 touchdowns this season for a 7-4 squad.

He has a final seven schools of Texas A&M, Arkansas, Oregon, Florida State, LSU, Ole Miss, Missouri and TCU.

"It's been hectic, but I feel like I can handle it," Iheanacho said. "Every day is a blessing coming in here and having this opportunity. My team has put me in this position and I am grateful for it."

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The Razorbacks will host the Arizona Western College pair of wide receiver Cody Hollister (6-4, 205) and tight end Blake Whiteley (6-5, 240) Thursday through Saturday.

Hollister had 70 catches for nearly 1,000 yards and five touchdowns this season.

Hollister has already visited Troy while Whitely has been to Purdue and Virginia and is slated to visit Texas after his official trek to Arkansas.

The Razorbacks are also hoping to have Iowa Western offensive lineman Sebastian Tretola (6-5, 315) in on Thursday to begin his visit.

At least report, Tretola was weighing whether to visit Arkansas or Florida with his last official visit after already taking treks to Oklahoma, Texas Tech, South Florida and TCU.

Tretola and Hollister both began their careers at Nevada.

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Arkansas will then host a plethora of prospects on Friday, but commits Bijhon Jackson of El Dorado and Jack Kraus of Bentonville have moved their official visits to January 17-19.

Both are playing this weekend at Little Rock's War Memorial Stadium in the weather-delayed state title games with defensive tackle Jackson leading the Wildcats against Pine Bluff on Saturday at 6:30 p.m.

Kraus, one of two tight ends committed to the Razorbacks, and his Bentonville squad face Cabot in the Class 7A title game Friday night at 6:30 p.m.


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