It appears the Arkansas hire of new running backs coach Reggie Mitchell is already paying dividends with one of the nation’s best 2017 talents.
Wylie, Texas, Wylie East tailback Eno Benjamin (5-10, 205) was scheduled to visit Arkansas this weekend, but will now come later this spring because Razorback coach Bret Bielema has to go out of town this weekend.
Benjamin has 22 offers with Michigan, Miami, Oklahoma State, Iowa and Missouri among those already offering.
“Arkansas has always been a program that I have taken interest in,” Benjamin said in a text. “They know how to run the ball, that’s for sure.”
Mitchell recently left Kansas to come to Arkansas.
“He loved me while he was back at Kansas so we’ll see how this all goes,” Benjamin texted.
Benjamin rushed for 2,652 yards and 41 touchdowns as a junior while averaging over seven yards per carry.
He also added 18 catches for 232 yards and two more touchdowns while accounting for 2,884 yards total offense and 43 touchdowns.
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Arkansas is one of three finalists for Tulsa Union cornerback Tre Brown (5-11, 180), who plans to announcement his commitment on Friday at some point.
The Razorbacks join Oklahoma and Oregon as Brown’s three finalists.
He visited Arkansas last Saturday on an unofficial visit and has been on the campus three times in the past few months.
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Arkansas is scheduled to host Cornith, Texas, Lake Dallas cornerback Kobe Boyce (6-1, 185, 4.43) on an unofficial visit on Monday.
He has offers from Iowa State, Colorado, New Mexico State and Texas-San Antonio to this point.
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Also schedule to visit next week is 2016 quarterback Carson Proctor (6-4, 212) of Vero Beach, Fla., on Tuesday through Thursday.
Proctor has some scholarship offers such as Buffalo, but is considering taking a preferred walk on route at Arkansas instead.
He completed 180-of-280 passes for 2,515 yards and 23 touchdowns as a senior.null