The University of Arkansas will have a bevy of junior college prospects playing today in two games hosted by Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference teams just 30 miles apart from each other.
That will happen when Independence (Kan.) Community College hosts Cisco (Texas) Junior College in a 4 p.m. game while Blinn (Texas) Junior College visits Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College for a 7 p.m. battle.
That first contest marks the juco debut of Independence tight end-defensive end Kevin Hubbard (6-3, 235), the former 2005 Razorback signee and Sylvan Hills star who redshirted for Pirates last season.
"I can't wait to get out there and play," Hubbard said. "It's been so tough just practicing and not getting to play, but finally I am going to get my chance."
He'll actually not only get his chance to play, but will see snaps on both sides of the ball.
"It's a very good brand of football," Hubbard said. "Certainly everybody you line up against was the best player or at least one of the best players on their team. They are faster and stronger."
Hubbard joins a trio of defensive backs at Independence that Arkansas is known to have interest in - Allen Bell (6-2, 190, 4.4), Jovan Alexander (6-1, 200, 4.4) and Adrian Holiday (6-1, 190, 4.5).
Coffeyville has a safety that is being evaluated by Arkansas in Gary Chandler (6-0, 180) while Blinn has a plethora of prospects including defensive end Alex Cook (6-4, 215), offensive lineman Jake Johnson (6-6, 356), free safety Alfonso Jackson (5-9, 182) and wideouts Carl Johnson (6-0, 214) and Phil Beck (5-8, 175).
Arkansas already has one KJCCC player committed for 2007 in former Texarkana star Brandon Barnett, who is a redshirt freshman tailback this season at Butler Community College, who opens tonight at Kilgore, Texas.
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