While Arkansas welcomes a pair of offensive lineman to Fayetteville this weekend, several of the Razorback football coaches will be flooding Dallas as the spring evaluation period opens.
Six Arkansas assistants - Michael Smith, Barry Lunney, Jr., Rory Segrest, Paul Rhoads, Vernon Hargreaves and Reggie Mitchell - will be in a whopping 36 schools during a day that will begin at 7 a.m.
That group will see all the recruits that Arkansas has offered in the area to this point as well as get in to see some others they still need to be evaluated.
Smith, the Razorbacks’ receivers coach, has been the chief recruiter on three of Arkansas’ six 2017 pledges so far and talked earlier this week about what he looks for in a player.
“I look for guys that first of all have got to be good young men,” Smith said. “Guys that are smart and love to play the game.
“That’s why I tell ‘when you cone here, you have got to be ready to go to work because if you love the game, you will go to work.
“That’s my challenge to everybody that I recruit, the challenge to the guys I have in the room and they have got to be able to get along with the guys and if we have a good mix – as I think we do now with the receiving core, I think it makes it easier for myself to coach and makes it easier for those young men to learn.
“That’s always been something that I have tried to do with my group and that’s why we have had the success that we have had.”
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Razorback offensive line coach Kurt Anderson will stay in Fayetteville this weekend to host the two offensive linemen.
Arkansas will have 2016 prospect Alex Losoya (6-4, 300) of Orange Coast, Calif., Community College on an official visit this weekend as well as 2017 offensive lineman Shane Clenin (6-6, 285) of Festus, Mo., on an unofficial one.
Losoya has four years to play three and would be immediately eligible next season if he chooses to sign with the Razorbacks.
He has officially visited Colorado State and Texas Tech and recently was offered by both Arkansas and Baylor.
Clenin will be making his second visit to Arkansas in less than a month and has offers from Arkansas, Iowa State, Colorado State, Eastern Morgan and Illinois State.