By Otis Kirk
Arkansas will host five official visitors this weekend beginning with one today and then four more arriving on Friday.
The Razorbacks have six commitments for the Class of 2020. The first official visitor arriving is McKinney (Texas) North tight end Brandon Frazier, 6-7, 231.
Arkansas wants to sign two tight ends in this class since three of their four scholarship ones are going to be seniors this fall. They recently picked up a commitment from Crockett (Texas) tight end Allen Horace, 6-4, 238.
If they gain a commitment from Frazier then Arkansas’ tight end class would be complete. Frazier caught 37 passes for 513 yards and five touchdowns last fall. Like Horace, Frazier is a good basketball player as well.
The four official visitors arriving on Friday are Butler County (Kan.) Community College inside linebacker Juwan Mitchell, 6-2, 225, Arlington (Texas) cornerback Jahari Rogers, 6-0, 170; Athens (Texas) offensive tackle Garrett Hayes, 6-5, 280; and Marshall (Texas) wide receiver Savion Williams, 6-4, 195.
Linebacker is a priority in this recruiting class after only signing one in 2019. Mitchell is a midterm graduate and would fit in very well at Arkansas with their needs for beyond this fall. De’Jon Harris will be a senior and Mitchell, who is committed to Minnesota, could step in for him. As a freshman, Mitchell had 55 tackles, 27 solo, 7.5 tackles for loss, two sacks, an interception and one pass breakup. Jonesboro defensive end-outside linebacker Jashaud Stewart, 6-2, 225, is committed to the Hogs.
Arkansas is hoping to sign 4-5 cornerbacks in the 2020 class. Rogers has a long list of offers and would be a candidate to play early. He plays quarterback for his high school team. As a junior, Rogers completed 144 of 239 passes for 2,670 yards, 31 touchdowns and nine interceptions. He also rushed 141 times for 819 yards and 15 touchdowns.
The Razorbacks have one cornerback committed in the class. New Orleans (La.) Edna Karr’s Jamie Vance, 5-11, 170, has already officially visited the Hogs.
Hayes would be the perfect compliment to Carthage (Texas) offensive tackle Ty’kieast Crawford, 6-6, 305, who is committed to Arkansas. Hayes has a long list of offers and is looking hard at the Hogs and Texas A&M as well as others.
Arkansas has two commitments at wide receiver at this time. The Hogs have pledges from Austin (Texas) Westlake’s Mason Mangum, 5-11, 170, and Alpharetta (Ga.) Denmark’s Ze’Vian Capers, 6-4, 215. Williams would be a nice compliment to that pair. He caught 43 passes for 656 yards and 11 touchdowns this past season. Arkansas is expected to be hard to beat for Williams.