Razorback Recruiting Report, 12/3

In this edition of grid recruiting tidbits, Hawgs Illustrated recruiting editor Dudley Dawson writes about some new offers the Razorbacks handed out this week, official visitors expected in this weekend and Arkansas defensive end pledge McTevlin Agim being named the Gatorade Player of the Year in the state of Arkansas.

Arkansas’ football coaches – set to have as many as five official visitors in Fayetteville this weekend -  have not only been out visiting recruits across the country this week, but also handing out at least five offers.

Two of those came on Thursday with word the Razorbacks have offered a pair – one each in the 2016 and 2017 classes.

The 2016 offer was to Coffevyville, Kan., Community College defensive back JaMarcus King (6-2, 180, 4.45), who had 37 tackles and three interceptions this season for the Ravens (8-3).

King is a former Mobile, Ala., Blount prep standout ad former teammate of current Razorback wideout Dominique Reed.

He also has offers from Auburn, Oklahoma, Baylor, Tennessee and Florida among others.

King has been named a first-team All-Jayhawk Conference selection and is up for All-American honors after being a second-team selection last season.


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Arkansas also offered a scholarship to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Dillard junior defensive end star Jordan Wright (6-6, 210) on Thursday morning.

Wright, also an outstanding basketball player, has football offers now from the Razorbacks, North Carolina and Miami.

Other 2017 prospects offered by Arkansas this week included Bellaire, Texas, Episcopal offensive lineman Walker Little (6-7, 305) and Denton, Texas, Guyer tight end Brian Polendey (6-5, 235).

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Arkansas will host at least a quarter of official visitors this weekend with a pair of commits in Hope defensive end  McTelvin Agim (6-3, 270) and Lafayette, La., Teurlings Catholic quarterback Cole Kelley (6-7, 240) as well as a couple of defensive ends in uncommitted Keir Thomas of Miami Central (6-6, 240) and Indiana commit Allen Cater of Kennesaw, Ga., Mt. Paran Christian.

Agim, who had a home visit with Razorback head coach Bret Bielema, defensive coordinator Robb Smith and Arkansas assistant Barry Lunney, Jr., on Tuesday, was named the Gatorade Player of the Year in Arkansas on Thursday.

Thomas, a former Florida State commit and a mid-term graduate, has also visited Auburn and Tennessee.

The Razorbacks could also have at least one other official visitor, but if so that will become public on Friday.

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