Arkansas coaches can get back on the road Thursday when the dead period ends and there’s a few new names to factor into the 2016 recruiting class.
The Razorbacks are expected to visit San Bernardino Valley College offensive lineman Paul Ramirez (6-7, 295) on Thursday while Coffeyville, Kan., Community College linebacker Eldridge Thompson (6-1, 220).
Arkansas offensive coordinator Dan Enos and possibly new offensive line coach Kurt Anderson are expected to go see Ramirez on Thursday.
Ramirez is set to take an official visit to Louisville this weekend and has one scheduled to Indiana the following week that he may not keep.
Thompson had a team-leading 102 tackles for Coffeyville this season with three sacks, four tackles for lost yardage and scored touchdowns on both a fumble recovery and an interception.
The Razorback staff visited him in December.
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Arkansas is expected to host some 10 preferred walk on candidates on unofficial visits on Saturday.
One of those is Greenwood linebacker Grant Morgan (5-11, 225), brother of current Razorback wide receiver Drew Morgan.
Some of the others expected to be on hand are Maumelle offensive lineman Tyler Hall, Farmington tailback Justice Hobbs and North Little Rock wideout Tobias Enlow, who got his preferred walk on offer from Arkansas on Monday.
Enlow, the brother of former Razorback Farrod Jackson and who missed his senior season with a torn, is scheduled to take an official visit to UCA on Jan. 22-24 and then to Southeast Missouri on Jan. 29-31.
He also has offers from Louisiana-Monroe, Missouri State, Ouachita Baptist and Arkansas Tech.
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The Razorbacks are not bringing in any official visitors this weekend and instead loading up on the Jan. 22-24 weekend with 10-12 prospects expected and also bringing in some on the final weekend of Jan. 29-31.
One of the prospects expected in the Jan. 22-24 weekend is Razorback commit De’Jon Harris (6-1, 238) of Marrero, La., John Ehret.
Harris will join some of his teammates in taking a visit to Colorado this weekend and then will finish up with trips to Arkansas and Alabama, who offered him in late December.
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Arkansas lost a commitment on Sunday when Manvel, Texas, linebacker Jordan Carmouche re-opened his recruitment.
Carmouche reportedly wants to play running back in college even though he did not have a carry this season.
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Fayetteville junior quarterback Taylor Powell had a big Monday as he got recruiting attention from the Alabama staff and got an offer from Maryland.
Powell now has offers from Arkansas State, Wake Forest and Maryland.
He led Fayetteville to the Class 7A state title this season by passing for 3,594 yards with 55 total touchdowns.
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UPCOMING GRID VISITORS:
No scholarship recruits
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Jan. 16 (Some 10 Preferred Walk ons on unofficial visitis)
• Tobias Enlow, WR, 6-1, 190, North Little Rock
• Justice Hobbs, TB, 5-11, 210, Farmington
• Tyler Hall, OL, 6-6, 295, Maumelle
• Grant Morgan, LB, 5-11, 225, Greenwood
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Jan. 22-24 (Expecting 10-12)
• Kofi Boateng, WR, 6-3, 180, Arlington, Texas, Lamar
• Tyrie Cleveland, WR, 6-3, 190, Houston, Texas, Westfield
• Kristian Fulton, CB, 6-1, 180, Metairie, La., Archbishop Rummel
• Briston Guidry, DL, 6-3, 270, Metairie, La., Archbishop Rummel
• De’Jon Harris, LB, 6-1, 238, Marrero, La., John Ehret
• Jake Heinrich, OL, 6-4, 280, Urbandale, Iowa
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• Kyle Porter, TB, 5-10, 190, Katy, Texas
• Eric Cuffee, CB, 6-0, 190, Waco, Texas
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Some other possibilities (others will be added):
• Paul Ramirez, OL, 6-7, 295, San Bernardino Valley CC.
• Chase Allen, TE, 6-7, 220, Nixa, Mo.
• Giovanni LaFrance, LB, 6-1, 239, New Orleans, La., St. Augustine
• D’Andre Christmas-Giles, DT, 6-3, 270, New Orleans, La., St. Augustine
• Eldridge Thompson, LB, 6-2, 210, Coffeyville, Kan., CC