In a solid week of practice the Razorbacks were able to get in their first scrimmage of fall camp. The scrimmage consisted of 120 plays with most of them being situational run-throughs but some heavy contact.
Redshirt freshman and Razorback legacy, Hudson Henry was the true surprise on Friday with a two touchdown performance that went over well with fans. Earlier this week, Henry had not dressed out in full pads for precautionary means. With his performance in the scrimmage it gives fans some more optimism that the Razorbacks will at least have one tight end as a threat receiving. Henry’s oldest brother, Hunter was a three year starter for the Razorbacks from 2013-2015 and won the Mackey Award for the nation’s best tight end after his junior season in 2015. The younger Henry has big shoes to fill but should be able to excel at the college level especially in an offense like new offensive coordinator, Kendal Briles innovative offense that spreads out the defense allowing for mismatches at each position.
During Henry’s time at Pulaski Academy in Little Rock, he played tight end but was used more as a possession type of receiver. With great hands, Henry caught nearly everything that was around him as he accumulated 86 receptions for 1207 yards and 14 touchdowns as a senior for the Bruins. He signed with Arkansas over Stanford during the late signing period in the 2018 recruiting cycle. Henry was an ESPN top 300 prospect and number one tight end in the country for his class. Due to being in concussion protocol as a true freshman Henry was able to redshirt to preserve his eligibility and possibly be a starter as a redshirt.
After the scrimmage, head coach Sam Pittman mentioned the tight end room having issues as Blayne Toll was again taking reps at the position on Friday. Blake Kern, Collin Sutherland and Eric Thomas have filled out the position room for the fall. With the starting position still up in the air as it pertains to a starter being named the staff still has time to evaluate the position with 18 games left and a scrimmage coming next Saturday.