Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Petrino's Big Weekend Dance
This weekend is huge for Coach Petrino and Razorback nation. It will mark his first weekend to officially host recruits as Razorback's Head Coach.
Petrino will play host to a large number of Razorback recruits from the natural state as well as some from out of state. It will certainly be a big test for coach Petrino to show his ability to attract and retain the best football players in Arkansas.
Nearly all of the visitors are currently committed to the hogs, but Coach Petrino will need to solidify their commitments since many of them committed to Arkansas when Houston Nutt was at the helm.
Most of the visitors are on the offensive side of the ball and will likely play in skill positions (A.K.A. - STUDS in Petrino's offense). Highlighting the list of visitors is Rivals 100 RB De'Anthony Curtis* (Camden Fairview - Camden, AR). Other major recruits visiting are WR Cruz Williams (Pulaski Academy - Little Rock, AR), WR Jarius Wright (Warren, AR), and USC WR/CB commit Joe Adams (CAC - Little Rock, AR). Prized QB and teammate of Curtis, Jim Youngblood, will also visit this weekend.
If Coach Petrino is able to hold on to the 3 commitments from Camden and the 4 commitments from Warren it will be a fantastic start for him. All 7 will participate this weekend. Additionally, Petrino will host some players on the defensive side at LB and DB positions.
The list of visitors is subject to change, but as of now approximately 15 will participate this weekend. Petrino will host more recruits in the following weekends leading up to the February 6th signing day.