Arkansas head football coach Bret Bielema and Razorback defensive coordinator Rob Smith are working on some immediate help for their 2016 defense.
The Arkansas duo were in to visit Scranton, Pa., Lackawanna linebacker Kapri Doucet (6-3, 233) on Friday morning and offered the first-team junior college All-American linebacker and recent Arizona de-commit a scholarship.
“Football is football,” Doucet told the Arizona Daily Star. “You go and get the person with the ball. That’s how I’ve always viewed it. As long as I’m on the field, it doesn’t matter to me.”
Doucet, who had 59 tackles and 17 1/2 stops for lost yardage this season for Lackawanna, also has offers from Louisville, Oklahoma, Iowa State, Nebraska, West Virginia and others.
“I feel like I haven’t scratched the surface of my ability, of what I’m capable of doing,” Doucet told the Arizona Star recently. “I feel like I can do 10 times better than I did in junior college with the proper training and nutrition.”
Doucet is slated to visit Louisville this weekend and Oklahoma on Jan. 22-24. Arkansas is hoping for that last visit on Jan. 29-31.
Doucet, who is from Bruton Hugh in Williamsburg, Va., and is a friend of former Razorback basketball player Stefan Welsh, had committed to Arizona in late December before changing his mind after some recent staff changes at the school.
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Arkansas true freshman defensive end signee McTelvin Agim, who has already practiced with the Razorbacks, was bumped up to 44th overall in the Scout .com player rankings.
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Arkansas tailback commit Devwah Whaley (6-0, 208) has decided to not take a visit to Texas this weekend.
The Razorbacks are hoping to add Katy, Texas, tailback Kyle Porter (5-11, 190) to Whaley in the 2016 recruiting class.
Arkansas is scheduled to visit Porter on Friday.
The duo reportedly are open to playing with each other in the same backfield in college.
Porter is visiting TCU this weekend, Texas the following week and Arkansas Jan. 29-31.
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It appears Arkansas will get a late visit on Jan. 29-31 from Silsbee, Texas, offensive lineman Patrick Hudson (6-5, 320), who is currently a Baylor commit.
Hudson is ranked as the 68th-best player in the country by Scout .com and the third-best offensive guard prospect.
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Arkansas is also slated to get a visit from Edmond Santa Fe safety-outside linebacker Calvin Bundage (6-3, 200) on Jan. 22-24 per OKSports.com
Bundage had 90 tackles this season and is visiting Oklahoma State this weekend after previously visiting Oklahoma, Arizona State and Oregon.