By Otis Kirk
Arkansas signed 21 players in the early signing period thus leaving eight spots still open in the Class of 2019.
Arkansas will host some prospects the Jan. 18-20 weekend for official visits. At this time it’s known the Hogs will have four prospects on campus that weekend. The number is likely to increase in coming days.
1. Official Visitors
Pulaski Academy tight end Hudson Henry is committed to Arkansas and will sign on Feb. 6. He and his teammate, wide receiver John David White, will officially visit the Jan. 18-20 weekend. They were two of the key players that helped the Bruins to a Class 5A state runner-up finish this season. Tulsa (Okla.) Union offensive lineman Ricky Stromberg signed with Arkansas on Dec. 19. He will also take his official visit Jan. 18-20. Stromberg was committed to Tulsa, but when Arkansas came in with an offer he took it. He will play center at Arkansas. Arkansas will also bring in Highland Park (Texas) wide receiver Finnegan Corwin on the Jan. 19 weekend for an official visit. Arkansas has extended a preferred walk-on offer to both Corwin and White.
2. More on Visits
Dyersburg (Tenn.) linebacker Chris Russell is slated to be at Arkansas the Jan. 25-27 weekend. He is looking hard at Arkansas, Tennessee, Auburn and Texas A&M. All have offered the former Memphis commitment. Arkansas was his first SEC offer. Pflugerville (Texas) Hendrickson safety Myles Brooks is committed to the Hogs, but hasn’t taken his official visit yet. Brooks, Henry and Stromberg are the only three signed or committed recruits who haven’t officially visited.
3. NFL Combine
Arkansas linebacker Dre Greenlaw will attend the 2019 NFL Combine. It begins on Feb. 26 and ends on March 4. Greenlaw battled injuries much of his senior season, but was still third on the team in tackles with 80. In nine games, with eight starts, Greenlaw had 38 solo tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, two sacks, a pair of interceptions, a quarterback hurry, one fumble recovery and a forced fumble. Greenlaw tweeted out the NFL Combine news on Jan. 7.
I’m going to the combine
— Dr. Dre (@DreGreenlaw) January 7, 2019
One of the top instate recruits in 2020 is his brother Jacolby Criswell who obviously is pleased with Greenlaw’s selection.
— Jacolby Criswell (@JacolbyCriswell) January 7, 2019
Arkansas is one of several schools recruiting Criswell who is a quarterback at Morrilton High School.