UA Welcomes Top Prospects

Some 60 basketball and football prospects are scheduled to arrive in Fayetteville during this weekend as the University of Arkansas prepares for its football game with Texas.

A win over No. 7 Texas would no doubt jumpstart the University of Arkansas' football season, but it could also have a big impact on the futures of both the grid and hoops programs at the school.

That's because there are some 60 prospects - 58 of which are football ones - that will be on hand for the contest.

South Carolina prep point guard Devan Downey (5-10, 160) is the only player who will be on official visit, but he will have plenty of company with so many others in Fayetteville on unofficial treks.

"I'm really looking forward to seeing what it's all about," Downey said. "I'm told there it is going to be a great weekend and a great atmosphere."

That atmosphere is something that UA football recruiting coordinator Chris Vaughn is eager to display.

"It's going to be an exciting time and it's an opportunity for all these young men to see what we have going here," Vaughn said. "We all know the biggest thing we could do to impress them is to go out and win the football game and that's what we are all about this weekend."

Listed below are the visitors expected for the Arkansas-Texas game:


Official visit:

PG Devan Downey (5-10, 160), Chester, S.C.

Unofficial visit:

PF Jeremy Mayfield (6-9, 230), Fort Worth, Texas

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LB Ben Owens, Jr. (6-2, 210)


QB Brice Beck (6-4, 230)

Camden Fairview:

WR Rod Coleman (6-3, 180) - committed to Arkansas

East Poinsett County:

OL Eric Evans (6-4, 270)

RB Brandon Sturdivant (6-2, 190)

El Dorado:

WR Brandon Payne (6-1, 180)


LB Mark Bonner (6-1, 195)

WR Eric Industrious (5-9, 160)

Fort Smith Southside:

WR Slick Shelley (6-4, 180) Hoxie:

OL Drew Gardner (6-5, 305)

Lake Hamilton:

ATH Alex Fotico (5-10, 165)

ATH Chris McAlpine (5-11, 185)

Little Rock Central:

RB Mickey Dean (6-0, 190)

S Kevin Thornton (6-2, 190)

DE Charles Alexander (6-1, 235)

WR Stewart Franks (6-2, 190)

LB Antwain Robinson (6-1, 235)

Little Rock McCellan:

RB Reggie Arnold (5-9, 220)

CB Cordero Mills (5-10, 175)

Little Rock Mills: S Elston Forte (6-1, 180) - committed to Arkansas


LB Brandon Bradford (6-0, 230)

North Little Rock:

CB Jamar Love (6-2, 190)

Pine Bluff:

LB Jared Dorn (6-1, 235)

TE David Johnson (6-2, 210)


OL Joey Crossland (6-5, 290) - committed to Arkansas


OL Josh Allen (6-5, 360)

Sylvan Hills:

SS Hezekiah Smith (5-10, 200)

LB Kevin Hubbard (6-5, 215)


RB Brandon Barnett (5-8, 190)

White Hall:

RB Korey Smith (5-11, 185)


NG Cord Gray (6-1, 285) - committed to Arkansas

Allen, Texas:

DE Marcus Shavers (6-3, 260) - committed to Arkansas

QB Casey Dick (6-2, 195) - committed to Arkansas

WR Brennan Gleason (6-0, 174)

DT Tyler Francisco

Arlington, Texas (Lamar)

TE Austin Michelsen (6-3, 228)

Burnet, Texas:

OL Jacob Thomas (6-3, 275)

Channelview, Texas:

LB Marcus Burton (6-0, 220)

Cornith, Texas (Lake Dallas High):

QB Chris Webb (6-2, 205)

Fort Worth, Texas (Dunbar High):

S Brandon Tatum (6-1, 185)

Garland, Texas (Naaman Forest High):

CB Jacob Lacey (5-9, 170)

Houston, Texas (St. Thomas High):

OL Travis Olexa (6-4, 295)

Marlin, Texas:

WR Devon Hughes (5-9, 165)

Mesquite, Texas:

WR Reggie Fish (5-7, 150) - committed to Arkansas

Richardson, Texas (J.J. Pearce High):

OL Colin Tucker (6-5, 272) - committed to Arkansas

S Matt Harris (6-2, 175) - committed to Arkansas

Waco, Texas:

FS Raashad Johnson (6-2, 185)

DE LeQuantum McDonald (6-3, 210) - committed to Baylor

Auburn, Ala.:

WR Brandon Carlise (5-11, 170)

New Orleans, La. (Abrahmson High):

DE Alonzo Horton (6-2, 215)


Little Rock Episcopal:

ATH Evan Betttis (5-9, 155)

WR Andrew Charton (6-1, 185)

WR Jason Joyner (5-11, 180)

Little Rock Mills:

RB Leonard King (5-10, 175)

Waco, Texas:

DL Raynard Johnson (6-2, 365)


Allen, Texas

QB Nathan Dick (6-1, 180)

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