FAYETTEVILLE – An impending arctic blast in Northwest Arkansas could cool more than just the air temperatures outside this weekend.
Also affected could be a group of at least five visitors slotted to officially visit the University of Arkansas campus starting Friday. Razorback coaches are encouraging players to reschedule their visits if possible because of the weather, which could cause travel problems by car and delays by air.
Weather forecasts predict an additional 1 to 3 inches of snow in the Fayetteville area Wednesday night into Thursday. The region has already been hit by two other winter weather systems in the last two weeks, temperatures haven't made it above freezing since Saturday and several school districts are closed again Wednesday for the third consecutive day.
Highs Friday aren't expected to make it out of single digits with lows dipping below 0 degrees Fahrenheit and predicted wind chills of as low as minus-25 degrees.
One of those slated to attend this weekend is four-star defensive tackle and Razorback verbal commit Jatashun Beachum.
Kicker William Russ and defensive back Joseph Byrd might both make the trip because of conflicts with other dates.
Arkansas has 16 verbal commitments and is looking to nab at least four more players in the upcoming class. National Signing Day is Feb. 3 and schools have just four more weekends to host official visitors.
Weather Could Affect Recruiting Weekend
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