The Razorbacks are in the process of hosting several recruits this weekend, including a defensive end from Georgia who is committed to Indiana, but taking a second look at Arkansas.
Kennesaw, Ga., Mt. Paran Christian defensive end Allen Cater (6-3, 240) is among several recruits taking official visits to Fayetteville this weekend.
He made it to see Arkansas’ 51-50 loss to Mississippi State on an unofficial visit.
“The atmosphere was great at that game,” Cater said. “Even before we got into the game, you could hear how wild the fans were. They just have great fan support and that really made an impression on me.
“To me, Arkansas won that game. It didn’t show on the scoreboard, but that’s just the way I feel.”
Cater committed to Indiana in June over Duke and Louisville before the Razorbacks jumped into the fray in the fall.
He got an offer from Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema during his unofficial visit.
“It was a great visit in that I got to see the fans, talk to the players and the coaches and see how a game day goes and get a feel for what it would be like to be at Arkansas,” Cater said. “I also got to meet Arkansas’ Super Fan (Cannan Sandy) and that was really cool.
“At the end, I got to talk to Coach Bielema and he said he wanted me to be a part of their program.”
Cater has a visit schedule to Indiana next week and will likely make his decision from just those two schools.
“There are some other schools trying to get me to take a visit, but it’s really just about these two,” Cater said.
Arkansas’ other official visitors this weekend include a pair of commits in Hope defensive end McTelvin Agim (6-3, 270) and Lafayette, La., Teurlings Catholic quarterback Cole Kelley.
There’s also Springhill, La., North Webster tailback Devin White (6-1, 260) and Coffeyville, Kan., Community College defensive back JaMarcus King (6-1, 180).
Another possible visitor this weekend Miami, Fla., Central defensive end Keir Thomas (6-2, 250), who will be in Saturday if his team wins its playoff game Friday night.
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Arkansas is back in the mix for Beaumont, Texas, Central tailback Devwah Whaley, who had committed to Georgia before the Bulldogs fired head coach Marc Richt.
Texas had a home visit with Whaley on Monday while Arkansas had assistants Clay Jennings and Jemal Singleton in on Wednesday and will have Bielema in his home next week.
Whaley has already visited Georgia and Arkansas officially and will taken an official visit to Texas next weekend.
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Arkansas offensive line coach Sam Pittman stopped by to see Razorback offensive line Jake Heinrich, who was having surgery on Thursday.
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Riverside, Calif., Community College offensive lineman DeWayne Wallace, who visited Arkansas last weekend, is visiting California this weekend.
He is expected to announce a decision soon afterwards.
Wallace got a home visit this weekend from Bielema and Arkansas offensive line coach Sam Pittman.