Highly-Touted Prospects Compete at The Opening in Oregon

Beaverton, OR-

Richard Davenport has on the latest on this football showcase in Beaverton Oregon.  Here's the transcription from that phone interview:

Drew Amman: "Time to talk recruiting now on the Pigtrail. And out in Beaverton, Oregon is Richard Davenport. And RD is talking more about some of the elite prospects across the country who are attending the event out there. Let's talk about Penei Sewell because Sewell has an Arkansas offer and he is a guy up front."

 

Richard Davenport: "Yeah he visited Arkansas along with his dad and brother a few months ago and really had a good time. In talking to him he is still under consideration. Whether or not they get an official visit or not that remains to be seen. He seems to be on the fence on that. Can't say for sure. In talking to his dad it seems a little bit more favorable. But anyway he has really shown very well during The Opening, during one on ones. You can tell our of twenty or so offensive lineman he is definitely one of top three in the country. Very very athletic. Great feet. Very good balance. You never really see him out of place and look bad during one on ones. He really kind of dominated, especially yesterday."

 

Drew Amman: "So Arkansas got a guy in Hjalte Froholdt out of IMG Academy. He has been in the program now for a few years. We are also talking about a guy from IMG Academy right now, that is Curtis Dunlap. He is also in the trenches and he is a guy that is also a four star with an Arkansas offer."

 

Richard Davenport: "Yeah and he has Arkansas as one of his top five schools. He plans to officially visit Arkansas some time during the season. He wants to make a decision some time in October. I think Arkansas has got a legitimate shot. Not saying he is for sure coming or anything like that. He has got a really good relationship with coach Bielema and coach Anderson. Really praises those guys. He really likes what they do with the offensive line. He has also been very impressive out here. He measured at six five at 363. So obviously he is a big ole boy. He has got the size to play on the SEC level."

 

Drew Amman: "Okay on defense, Micah Baskerville, tell me about him, because he is also out there in Beaverton and he is committed to LSU. Is that right?"

 

Richard Davenport

"That he is. He visited back in the Spring and seems to be still interested in Arkansas. He's playing right now 7 on 7 and looks pretty impressive. He is a guy that I think Arkansas might be able to turn, but again can't guarantee that or anything like that. I think Coach Smith and the Arkansas coaching staff, Coach Smith, the receivers coach and the rest of the staff has done a good job recruiting him."

 

Drew Amman

"Back to the offense and RD back to an RB also out there in Beaverton. He's from the class of 2019 and has an offer from the Arkansas Razorbacks."

 

Richard Davenport

"Yeah, definitely one of the top running back prospects in the country in his class. He is in one of six guys in the 2019 class here. That kind of tells you something about him and his ability, but Arkansas was the third school to offer him. I think anytime usually when you're one of the first schools to offer a kid they always remember that. In the past, in communicating with him, he always seemed to be pretty interested and I plan to talk to him today."

 

Drew Amman

"Alright, Nick Fulwider, he is one of the guys that is on the Hogs radar right now. He is 6'7" and 230 and he has an offer from Arkansas."

 

Richard Davenport

"That he does. We've talked about him recently. He was on my radio show on Thursday along with his mother, and they visited Arkansas a few weeks ago, and both of them were just really impressed with Coach Bielema and the program. You've got to give a lot of credit to Coach Scott Jr. They really think the world of him, Arkansas's defensive line coach. Nick and his trainer plan to make a return trip to Arkansas in July, so I think it's very promising."

 

Drew Amman

"Luke Jones, what's the update on him? 6'5", 292, he is a 3 star and has an Arkansas offer.

 

Richard Davenport

"He earned an offer from Arkansas I think a few weeks ago at one of the elite camps, and he is just an impressive offensive lineman. He is 6'5", 290, has a frame to carry additional weight. Very athletic kid and obviously did well, impressed the coaches to get that offer. I think we are going to hear something from him fairly soon. Yeah, he took this past week off to try to get a little fresh and mentally and physically, and I know Arkansas really wants him."

 

Drew Amman

"I know the Razorbacks are banking on a commitment from Thurman Geathers. He has an Arkansas offer. You've been pretty high on this kid right?"

 

Richard Davenport

"Absolutely, he's got 37 offers, and Arkansas is definitely way up there with him. He plans to announce his decision July the 4th, and you've got to like Arkansas' chances, because he had an outstanding visit not too long ago.'

 

Drew Amman

"Alright Richard, great talk as always. Richard Davenport from WholeHogSports, and the Arkansas Democrat Gazette. We are going to talk about a future hog after this, on the Pigtrail."

 

 


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