Arkansas Prospect Day Notebook | KNWA FOX24
FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas had an impressive group of freshmen on campus Saturday for Prospect Day.
They distributed new offers, but many prospects already had an offer. Four-star receiver Ryan Wingo, 6-2, 198, of the 2024 St. Louis University (Mo.) top class, was in attendance. He is the younger brother of former Arkansas running back Ronnie Wingo.
“The visit was great,” Wingo said. “I had a great time. Talking to coach (Sam) Pittman was the highlight. And all the coaches really, they made me feel at home for sure. I don’t know yet where they are, we’ll see.
Tennessee Big Size
Two of the new deals went to four-star offensive linemen in Tennessee’s Class of 2023. The two are Paris Henry County offensive tackle Luke Brown, 6-6, 300, and Nashville Franklin Road Academy tackle Joe Crocker, 6-6, 310.
Both have an impressive list of offers. Crocker was very pleased with Pittman and Cody Kennedy.
“It was awesome,” Crocker said. “I really enjoyed that. Highlights of the trip were offered and also talked about the offensive philosophy and the time they spent with me. Arkansas will definitely be one of my best schools going forward.
Brown was also impressed with Pittman, Kennedy and Ryan Yurachek.
“The tour was good,” Brown said. “I spent a lot of time with Coach Pittman, Coach Kennedy and Coach Yurachek, and they explained everything to me, offered me a scholarship and really opened my eyes to the opportunities at the university.
“They’ve really blown everything out of the water with what they have to offer, especially from an offensive line perspective. Probably the best coaches in the country available and all the tools here to take it to the next level.
Kansas Gatorade Player of the Year
Derby (Kan.) Class of 2023 four-star running back Dylan Edwards, 5-9, 165, was also at Arkansas.
Edwards had a strong junior season and was named Kansas Gatorade Player of the Year. He had 209 carries for 2,603 yards and 40 touchdowns as well as 3,214 all-purpose yards.
“It was a great day,” Edwards said. “I’ve met a lot of coaches, and you know that through this process, you just build relationships and have a good time.
“Just the school support. They have Tyson Chicken, Jerry Jones, Walmart, places like that – Dillards – really supporting this team and it’s a very family program and I can’t wait to be back.
He was also impressed with how much the Hogs accomplished with rushing play.
“298 yards per game,” Edwards said. “It’s crazy. So it’s definitely opened my eyes to new opportunities and I can’t wait to see what the future holds.
Jalen Catalon recommends Arkansas
Mansfield (Texas) Safety Class of 2024 Landyn Cleveland, 6-0, 185, was re-offered by Arkansas on Saturday. He came from the same school as current Arkansas security guard Jalen Catalon. He spoke in Cleveland from Arkansas.
“Oh yeah, he told me he loved it,” Cleveland said. “He told me he loves the people here and the coaching, and the whole culture here is amazing.”
As a sophomore, Cleveland had 104 tackles, three for loss, two forced fumbles, a pair of digs, a few interceptions while returning one for a touchdown.