Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Petrino Plays Host to Recruits This Weekend

Coach Petrino will welcome several high school juniors this weekend to begin building the 2009 recruiting class. Attending will be current 2009 commitments Colby Berna and Darius Winston. In addition, 3 of Winston's teammates from Helena, AR (DL Eric Smiley, RB Turrell Williams, and QB/DB Deondra Johnson) will join. Williams committed to Ole Miss after he and 4 others from Helena visited last weekend. Look for him to reconsider after his visit to Arkansas.

In addition to these players, approximately 10-15 other high school juniors will visit this weekend. Among the festivities for the players will be an Arkansas basketball game against Auburn at Bud Walton Arena. While this weekend is a big one for Petrino and his recruits for the 2009 class, the biggest weekend of the spring will be on Junior Day this April 26. The 26th is also the weekend of the Red/White game where the University hopes of attracting a crowd of more than 50,000 fans to witness Petrino's debut.

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