Sizing Prospects Up

There are several of the state's top offensive lineman and at least a couple of talent junior skill players who are expected to be on hand for UA head football coach Bobby Petrino's camp starting on Sunday afternoon.

Just call it the Battle of the Offensive Lineman.

Or the Invasion of the Junior Skill Players.

Either one of those would serve as a good title – or theme if you will – for Bobby Petrino's first UA football camp starting on Sunday afternoon.

"I think this camp is just really good in helping us evaluate whether a kid is good enough to go ahead and offer, whether we should follow him through the season or if he is probably not going to be somebody who can play on this level," UA assistant coach and recruiting coordinator Tim Horton said Friday. "It really helps us collect some info."

Some 400 campers between in grades 5-12 will descend on Fayetteville for registration from 2-4 on Sunday.

There are several of those who could be competing for a scholarship offer – especially among a batch of offensive lineman that are seemingly about even going into the camp.

Corning's Jake McDonald, Vilonia' Tyler Stauch, White Hall's Nick Partridge and Brett Craine and Vilonia's Justin Carney are all expected to be on hand.

There are also some top 2010 prospects expected to be there, including Little Rock Christian running back Michael Dyer and Pine Bluff quarterback Claude Johnson.

As far as recruiting, more of the top notch Division 1 prospects are expected for the UA's one-day Seniors Only Camp on July 19.

"Some guys are not able to make the drive or pay the cost for our three-day camp, but can come to the one-day one on July 19," Horton said. "It basically accomplishes the same thing."


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