Arkansas’ First Day of Spring Drills in Cold

By Otis Kirk

Arkansas held its first of 15 spring practices outside on Friday. 

The first four periods were open to the media. It provided the first time for 11 newcomers to practice including graduate transfer quarterback Ben Hicks, who is a senior.

Hicks was one of four quarterbacks practicing on Friday. He was joined by sophomore Daulton Hyatt, junior Jack Lindsey and redshirt freshman John Stephen Jones. Redshirt freshman Connor Noland is with with the baseball team and scheduled to pitch Saturday against Stony Brook.

The other newcomers on offense includes wide receivers Trey Knox and Shamar Nash along with linemen Chibueze Nwanna, Myron Cunningham and walk-on Andrew Vest.

The defense has Zach Williams, Mataio Soli and Eric Gregory on the line with Devin Bush and Greg Brooks Jr. working at the corners. 

A couple players working at new positions this spring are senior tight end Chase Harrell moved from wide receiver and sophomore running Jordon Curtis moved from cornerback. 

Arkansas will hold a closed practice on Saturday. Next week, Arkansas will practice on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The spring game is set for Reynolds Razorback Stadium on April 6 at 3 p.m.