With the very real possibility of both members of its Dynamic Duo of tailbacks heading to the NFL, Arkansas is hoping to add some big-time talent to fill that void.
Beaumont, Texas, Central tailback Devwah Whaley (6-0, 205), ranked as the eighth-best back in the country by Scout.com, is one of several prospects that will be in Fayetteville the next couple of days.
It will the first on-campus look at Arkansas for Whaley, who has his list down to a final five of the Razorbacks, Texas A&M, Georgia, Texas and Oklahoma.
“I have not been to Arkansas before, but I am really excited about getting there and checking it out,” Whaley said. “It seems like a great opportunity.
“The (Razorback) coaches have let me know it will be wide open and there is plenty of playing time available. That certainly is big.”
Whaley, who rushed for 1,305 yards and 12 touchdowns last season, has visited his other four finalists recently.
“Right now it is just those same five and I am just wide open and just taking these visits and seeing what is the best situation for me,” Whaley said. “They are all great programs.
“I am going to announce my decision until the Under Armour All-American Game in January, but I will probably make a silent commitment to the school that I choose before too long,” Whaley said.
“I think I have good speed and vision and can pick up yards on the ground, but also I think I do a good job of catching the football and can do a great job of being an every down back,” Whaley said.
Arkansas is hosting a plethora of prospects on Wednesday and Thursday as it has its last camp of the season.
That includes Hope four-star defensive end McTelvin Agim (6-3, 260), Houston Westfield four-star wide receiver Tyrie Cleveland (6-3, 190) and Euless, Texas, Trinity defensive lineman Chris Daniels (6-4, 299), who has been visiting family in Fayetteville this week.
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There will also be a quartet of Arkansas commits on hand in four-star Pulaski Robinson athlete T.J. Hammonds (5-11, 190), Pompano Beach, Fla., Coconut Creek linebacker Alexy Jean-Baptiste (6-2, 205), Metairie, La., Archbishop Rummel defensive tackle Briston Guidry (6-3, 285) and Columbia, Mo., Rock Bridge fullback (6-4, 255).
There will also be several 2017 prospects participating in the camp, including Central Arkansas Christian wide receiver Josh Johnson (6-0, 173).
Johnson has offers from Oklahoma State, Kansas, Louisiana Tech and Memphis while getting interest from Arkansas, LSU, Texas Tech, Alabama, Fresno State and California.
He had 26 catches for 530 yards and eight touchdowns last season.