Six Special Guests

Trinity Valley (Texas) Community College safety Nevin McKenzie (6-2, 210) is among six prospects who are taking official visits to the University of Arkansas this weekend.

The University of Arkansas football program is hosting six recruits on official visits this weekend, will get back to the practice field on Friday night in advance of its Capital One Bowl appearance and then see if the one of their own can stun the experts and win the Heisman Trophy on Saturday night.

The recruits in this weekend include three uncommitted ones in Norman (Okla,) cornerback/wideout Ryan Broyles (5-11, 170), Trinity Valley (Texas) Community College safety Nevin McKenzie (6-2, 200) and Mobile (Ala.) Davidson defensive DeMario Ambrose (6-4, 240).

The Razorbacks are also hosting three players who have already pledged to sign with Arkansas in Springdale kicker Alex Tejada (5-11, 170), Paris tight end Grant Freeman (6-7, 250) and Butler County (Kan.) CC tailback Brandon Barnett (5-9, 205, 4.4).

"I think (going to the Capital One Bowl) helps with everything," Arkansas head coach The prestige, the recruiting, all of that. It helps us so much to be in that caliber of bowl."

The Razorbacks (10-3) have not practiced since falling to Florida 38-28 in the SEC Championship Game in Atlanta last Saturday night.

Friday's one-hour workout will the be first of 16 in pre-bowl practices in preparation for the Capital One matchup with No. 6 Wisconsin (11-1), Jan. 1 at noon CST in Orlando, Fla.

The recruits will no doubt have a chance to see the Heisman Trophy award presented on Saturday night since UA tailback Darren McFadden is one of three players invited to the ceremony along with Ohio State quarterback Troy Smith and Notre Dame quarterback Brady Quinn.



Nevin McKenzie





Ryan Broyles





Demario Ambrose





Grant Freeman





Alex Tejada





Brandon Barnett


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