Arkansas’ Prospect Day Saturday should be outstanding

By Otis Kirk
on 2024-01-26 09:32 AM

FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas will hold its third Prospect Day on Saturday and this one could be the best of the month.

A lot of talent is heading to Fayetteville, but the linemen, on both sides of the ball, is an outstanding group with a lot of impressive offers. The recruits known to be visiting are from the Class of 2025, 2026 and 2027. Visitors will include both in-state and out-of-state prospects.

In 2025, Marion four-star two-way lineman Carius Curne, 6-4, 305, Curne earned an offer from Arkansas following a camp last summer. Some schools are recruiting him for defense while others prefer him on offense. In addition to Arkansas, Curne holds SEC offers from Georgia, Tennessee, LSU, Mississippi State, Ole Miss and Missouri. Keeping Curne at home has to be a priority for the Razorbacks.

An offensive lineman from outside the state is Carthage (Texas) three-star Kash Courtney, 6-4, 265. Courtney committed to Baylor and Eric Mateos on Oct. 29. But when Mateos left Waco for Arkansas then Courney has opted to visit Fayetteville. Mateos and the Hogs are hoping to flip Courtney.

Overland Park (Kan.) Blue Valley Northwest offensive lineman Brock Heath, 6-5, 255, is another Class of 2025 recruit visiting who holds an offer from Arkansas and many others. Class of 2025 three-star defensive lineman Brody Whatley, 6-5, 250, plays at Monroe (La.) Neville. He has an offer from Arkansas and countless others.

Coffeyville (Kan.) Field Kindley Class of 2025 offensive lineman Kelton Jones, 6-4, 315, holds an offer from Penn State among others. Jones could be one to watch for a new offer from the Hogs on Saturday. Florence (Ala.) Mars Hill Bible School Class of 2025 tight end Cannon Pigg, 6-4, 245, certainly has the name to be a Razorback. Kentucky and Southern Miss have offered.

Lake Cormarant (Miss.) Class of 2025 athlete Jarcoby Hopson, 6-1, 205, is a four-star recruit. Arkansas as well as many others from both the SEC and other conferences have offered him. Hopson can play safety or linebacker at the next level. Arkansas and Florida State among the offers for Class of 2025 cornerback Khol Bradley, 6-0, 170, from Lucedale (Miss.) George County.

Other 2025 prospects visiting Arkansas on Saturday are Bentonville West athlete Harris Vinson, 6-1, 205, Longview (Texas) Pine Tree defensive lineman Peyton Davis, 6-3, 270, and Bentonville quarterback Trevor Grant, 6-0, 175.

A pair of big-time linemen in the Class of 2026 are visiting Arkansas on Saturday. They are Cross County two-way lineman Danny Beale, 6-4, 315, and Durant (Okla.) four-star defensive end Colton Yarbrough, 6-5, 220. Yarbrough attended the picnic at Arkansas this past July. Beale, who can play on either side of the ball, is from the same high school that produced former Arkansas great Wayne Martin. Beale holds SEC offers from Arkansas, Auburn, Ole Miss and Mississippi State as well as others outside the conference. Yarbrough has offers from Arkansas and schools all around the country. He’s the No. 1 recruit in Oklahoma in 2026.

A couple of quarterbacks in 2026 who hold several offers including from Arkansas are Spring (Texas) Grand Oaks’ Grant Smith, 6-3, 206, and Orlando (Fla.) Edgewater’s Michael Clayton, 6-4, 195.

Mesquite (Texas) Horn Class of 2026 cornerback Ryan Gilbert, 5-11, 175, has multiple offers including one from Arkansas.

Among the other recruits visiting Arkansas on Saturday are the Pine Bluff Class of 2026 pair of running back Kevin Pope, 6-1, 225, and defensive lineman Emmanuel Hudson, 5-11, 275, Joe T. Robinson Class of 2026 running back-linebacker Isiah Reese, 6-0, 195, and Anna (Texas) Class of 2027 defensive lineman Peyton Miller, 6-4, 275.

(Last updated: 2024-01-26 09:32 AM)