Fayetteville, Ark. – The Arkansas Razorback coaching staff had a successful first weekend hosting recruits to the Fayetteville campus receiving two verbal commitments on Saturday. By Sunday the Hogs backed off another recruit added by the former staff, Khari Harding.
Arkansas secured 4-star offensive lineman Reeve Koehler from St. Louis High School in Honolulu, HI, and 2-star punter Sam Irwin-Hill from City College of San Francisco Junior College.
Bielema did an in-home visit with Koehler days before the heavily recruited offensive guard visited the Arkansas campus.
Punter Sam Irwin-Hill is a top candidate to replace departed senior Dylan Breeding. Hill had a 46 yard per punt average during his sophomore season with the Rams.
Razorbacks head coach Bret Bielema dropped verbally committed strong safety Khari Harding from Edmond, OK on Sunday. Harding is rated as a 3-star recruit.
Twelve total recruits hit Arkansas campus over the weekend, the majority of attendees were those already committed.
One in-state recruit who visited Arkansas was North Little Rock running back Altee Tenpenny. Tenpenny reaffirmed his commitment to Alabama after his official visit to Tuscaloosa the weekend of the 11th but per unconfirmed reports was leading ‘Hog Calls’ with fellow prospects during his visit.
Tenpenny’s enthusiasm and excitement during his visit does not necessarily mean he will be heading to the University of Arkansas for college but the accounts of the weekend sounds like the visit to Fayetteville for Tenpenny went really well for Bielema and his staff.
Arkansas Razorback Commitments for the 2013 Recruiting Class
1. QB Austin Allen, Fayetteville, Arkansas, 3-Star
2. LB Brooks Ellis, Fayetteville, Arkansas, 3-Star
3. SS Alex Brignoni, Fayetteville, Arkansas, 3-Star
4. TE Hunter Henry, Little Rock, Arkansas, 4-Star
5. LB Myke Tavarres, Weed (JC), California, 3-Star*
6. CB Carroll Washington, Salinas (JC), California, 4-Star*
7. DE Tevin Beanum, Forrest City, Arkansas, 3-Star
8. OT John McClure, El Dorado (JC), Texas, 3-Star*
9. WR Drew Morgan, Greenwood, 3-Star
10. SS Tiquention Coleman, Milledgeville (JC), Georgia, 3-Star*
11. LB Martrell Spaight, Coffeyville (JC), Kansas, 3-Star*
12. P Sam Irwin-Hill, City College of San Francisco (JC), 2-Star
13. OG Reeve Koehler, Honolulu, Hawaii, 4-Star
Arkansas Razorback Commitments for the 2014 Recruiting Class
1. QB Rafe Peavey, Bolivar, Missouri, 4-Star
2. DT Bijhon Jackson, El Dorado, Arkansas, 4-Star
3. RB Juan Day, North Little Rock, Arkansas, not rated
Verbal commitments are non-binding.
* Denotes signed Letter of Intent.