Arkansas Hosting Key Official Visitors This Weekend
The Razorbacks' 2019 recruiting class (currently ranked no. 11 by Rivals) has 23 commits at the moment of a possible 29 and this weekend's official visits will be crucial for a strong finish, especially at two positions of need.
After pushing back his official visit date several times this season, Arkansas's sole 2019 quarterback commit (soon to be 4-star) K.J. Jefferson will finally take his visit this weekend. North Panola fell in the third round of playoffs this season but was carried by Jefferson all the way.
Jefferson High School wide receiver T.Q. Jackson hasn't been in Fayetteville since way before he even committed to the Razorbacks so it'll be his first chance to spend time with some of his future teammates.
One of Arkansas's most recent commits, Rathcke has visited Arkansas for a game but hasn't had an opportunity to spend his 48 hours on the Hill yet. He's playing in the DII State Title game on Friday afternoon against St. Thomas Moore so he'll either be up to Fayetteville Friday night or Saturday morning.
A former UCA commit turned Arkansas PWO commit, Searcy's Andrew Vest will be taking an official visit this weekend. He'll get to spend time with future teammates just a month before enrolling at the university.
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It will be tough for Arkansas to pull Myron Cunningham away from what he described as the time of his life at Oklahoma but he's the Razorbacks' to win and this official visit will be a huge opportunity. Cunningham is DI ready and would be a great depth addition for Arkansas.
Arkansas's most likely to commit from the official visitor group this weekend is Lackawanna County offensive tackle Chibueze Nwanna. Nwanna would be a mid-year enrollee and have three years to play two at the next level. He's been an Arkansas target for quite a while now so I expect the Hogs to close the deal if all goes according to plan.
After having EMCC practice in the Razorback facility, DE/LB Sci Martin picked up interest from the recruiting staff. He averaged 3.3 tackles per game this season and had 6.5 sacks. Martin signed with LSU out of McDonough 35 in Louisiana and had two tackles against Jacksonville State before hardly practicing and riding the pine as a sophomore.