The University of Arkansas hosted their first Prospect Day of the 2019 offseason today. Arkansas had many high profile visitors, a few unknown instate ballers and a few guys that left campus with an SEC offer.
We were lucky to have interviewed a few of the men that were able to attend the camp. South Panola High School athlete, Janari Dean said,”Prospect Day went beautiful. I really loved the hospitality from (the coaches). I plan to come back and take more visits.”
Helena-West Helena running back, John Oliver, has been very active on twitter looking for,”One look. One chance. One Opportunity.” He was able to get all those today in Fayetteville. “It was great. I talked to the coaches and now we are building a relationship. They also followed me back on on Twitter. (The coaching staff) said they are coming to check me out next season,” said Oliver. “I loved everything, man! It’s a dream,” said Oliver after being asked what he liked most.
Errington McRae, tight end out of Springdale Har-Ber, also visited Arkansas today. “It was a great experience,” said McRae. “I enjoyed everything about Arkansas. They are second to none when it comes to facilities and enviorment. Most importantly, the coaching staff was very interactive with us.”
2021 defensive lineman, Tyas Martin, is a 6’5 308 defensive line titan out of Jacksonville, Arkasas. He replied, “The visit went great and plan to make more visits in the future.”
At the end of the Prospect Day, a few of the visitors left with offers. E’Marion Harris was the giant of them all. The 6’5 306 class of 2022 freshman and Razorback Legacy earned an offer from the Razorbacks today. His father, Elliott Harris, was also a Razorback from 2001-2004. The younger Harris already has an Alabama offer and another from Texas State.
Little Rock Parkview freshman running back, James Jointer, also received an Arkansas offer. He is lightning fast. He said he grew up watching Darren McFadden and the Razorbacks. Look for this kid to explode as he grows throughout high school.
Neighboring state, Oklahoma has an outstanding running back in the 2020 class who has a very familar last name. Isaiah Jacobs is the younger brother of Alabama running back, Josh Jacobs. The younger brother was injured after eight games but what he did do was stuff the stat sheet. This season, Jacobs compiled 157 carries, 1024 yards and 9 touchdowns rushing. He also added to that with 27 receptions and 296 yards with a touchdown. “It was great,” said Jacobs about the Arkansas visit. The academic side, the coaches, the facility…..it was definitely a great experience.”
Today was a successful Prospect Day and will host more througout the winter and on into spring practice. According to Twitter, four star defensive star Kevon Billingsley will be in town duirng the March 9th Prospect Day.