There has been no confirmation on Arkansas' end, but plenty of folks in Philly are saying this is expected to happen. It's bad timing for Arkansas with Signing Day less than two weeks away. You have to wonder how this would affect the thinking of commits Kiel Pollard and Briston Guidry, both out of state commits but still taking visits. Pollard is from Georgia, which is Segrest's main recruiting territory, and Guidry is a defensive lineman, which is what Segrest coaches.
Thomas is a 6'7" forward from Huntington Prep by way of Memphis. He's ranked #102 overall on Rivals and #155 on the composite rankings. As you can see from the tweet, his other finalists are Louisville, LSU, and Maryland but he also holds offers from Memphis, Iowa State, Baylor, Tennessee, Florida, and others. He's visiting Louisville soon. Arkansas has one spot remaining in the 2016 class as of now.
Jimmy Dykes and crew struggled pretty badly to start the season, suffering a 5-9 start to the season and opening SEC play with a 85-32 loss to South Carolina, but the Razorbacks are coming together and have won three of their last four games - all to ranked teams - against Gary Blair's Texas A&M team, Tennessee's Lady Vols, and today against Missouri. Could be interesting to see how they close their season.
Despite what Kliff Kingsbury would want you to believe, Bret Bielema is very popular on the conference/convention circuit - even in Texas. So much so that this year he's been invited to speak at the enormously popular South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin on March 11th. Bielema will be part of a panel discussing the virtual reality technology Arkansas used this past season, and will run through plays for the audience. Details can be found here.
Arkansas' star running back commitment had been considering visiting Texas this weekend since before he committed to the Hogs on national television on January 2nd, but apparently he's decided not to visit Austin, which should make Razorback fans feel pretty great about Whaley's firmness to Arkansas.
Bret Bielema wants eggnog year round. He seems to believe this very strongly. It's one of the tidbits we learn about Bielema in this the second trailer for the "Being Bret Bielema" thing that's being produced. I'm still not sure what kind of feature this will be, but it will be released in February. The first trailer is here.
This is unfortunate. Obviously, Arkansas is in dire need of linebackers and this is one they've been on for a long time. A couple of Arkansas' recruiting reporters are reporting he wanted to play running back in college and the Hogs said no. He committed to the Razorbacks back in the fall and now is back on the market. Arkansas is now back to 16 commitments in the 2016 class. Also, don't tweet anything stupid to him.
Why didn't he return kickoffs at Arkansas? Blame Bobby. I suppose Dennis Johnson was pretty good though.
This is not official, but it is the first report suggesting Bret Bielema has made his choice on Arkansas' new offensive line hire. Anderson has been the Assistant Offensive Line Coach for the Buffalo Bills for the past three seasons following a long stint at Eastern Michigan and as a GA for Michigan under Lloyd Carr. Here's his bio from the Bills' website.