Beginning A New Day

Arkansas tailback pledge Juan Day (6-1, 215), who will be taking his official visit to Fayetteville this weekend, takes a significant step in his rehab from an ACL tear and should be 100 percent by the start of the summer.

Millions of people go jogging every day and it's not that big of a deal, but it certainly was to Arkansas tailback pledge Juan Day on Monday.

That's because it was the first time that Day (6-1, 215), who tore his ACL in the third game of his senior season on Sept. 20, had been cleared to do so.

"I'm coming along," Day said. "I finally got to jog yesterday and it was a very big deal for me to get to do that. I feel like things are right on schedule. They tell me I should be 100 percent in three months."

That means that Day – who will take his official visit to Arkansas this upcoming weekend - should be cleared to workout with his new college teammates upon his arrival in Fayetteville in June.

"They tell me there shouldn't be any problem and that I should be totally ready to go by then," Day said. "I really am looking forward to this next step."

Day rushed for 915 yards and 13 touchdowns as a junior while sharing time in North Little Rock's backfield with current Alabama player Altee Tenpenny.

He had already rushed 39 times for 320 yards and three touchdowns and also added 4 catches for 85 yards and another score in the two games and a quarter before his injury.

"The injury just helped me realize how important everything is and how you can't take anything for granted," Day said. "I can't wait to get back out on the field."

Day has been excited about the recent additions of a pair of offensive linemen – U.S. Army All-American Brian Wallace and junior college transfer Sebastian Tretola – to early commit Jovan Pruitt.

"I love us getting the offensive lineman because that is a big key in helping the running back get to the second level," Day said. "I know how important the big guys up front are so getting those guys in our class has put a big smile on my face."

Day is one of 6 to 8 official visitors that Arkansas is expected to host this upcoming weekend.

"I'm just looking forward to getting up there and getting to know the other commits more and trying to help get some others to come on board with us," Day said. "I know these coaches are taking us in the right direction."

Juan Day

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