Arkansas Plans Louisiana Recruiting Rampage

Arkansas has landed two Louisiana recruits already in its 2016 recruiting class in defensive lineman Briston Guildry and quarterback Cole Kelley and will have four coaches in that state on Wednesday looking for more.

Fresh off of landing a pair of Louisiana commits in defensive tackle Briston Guidry and quarterback Cole Kelley on the last two Saturdays, Arkansas will send four coaches into that state on Wednesday looking for more.

Arkansas assistant coach Michael Smith – who is in charge of the state for the program – will be joined Wednesday in Louisiana by fellow Razorback assistants Clay Jennings, Rory Segrest and Vernon Hargreaves.

“We are going to get out and go hit some schools in Coach Smith’s home state,” Jennings said. “We are pretty excited about that.”

Arkansas will have seven assistant coaches overall on the road for the second Wednesday in as many weeks that the Razorback staff will be on the road recruiting.

They checked on prospects in Arkansas and Texas last Wednesday.

Arkansas is expected to visit Denham Springs defensive end Caleb Roddy (6-5, 250) and the Marrero John Ehret trio of linebackers Michael Divinity and De’Jon Harris and athlete Ca’Ron Baham.

The Razorbacks are also expected to stop in on College Park, Ga., Woodward tailback Elijah Holyfield, the son of former box Evander Holyfield.

They will hit the road en force after the Red-White game on Saturday for an evaluation period that runs April 15-May 31.

“We are still kind of the outsiders looking in down there in Texas so we have to get in there and grind,” Jennings said. “The coaches have been very receptive to us.

“But we are trying to put 2014 behind us and see what we can build for in 2015. There are a lot of kids that are excited about us, not only in the state of Texas, but also the state of Louisiana and in our home base of Arkansas.

“We have got to take all that and convert it into a pretty good recruiting class in 2015.”





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