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Petrino not seeing No. 1 recruit Thursday

Posted on: January 25, 2012 4:47 pm
Edited on: January 25, 2012 10:16 pm
 

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino will not be making an in-person visit Thursday to the nation’s No. 1 recruit according to the player’s coach.

“A situation occurred,” Springfield (Mo.) Hillcrest coach John Beckham told CBSSports.com

Beckham said that Petrino and Hillcrest receiver Dorial Green-Beckham “bumped into each other” earlier this month in San Antonio, Texas possibly creating an NCAA recruiting issue. Petrino was in town for the American Football Coaches Association convention. Green-Beckham was there for the U.S. Army All-Star Game.

Arkansas issued a statement Wednesday saying no NCAA violation occured.  

“When he was at the coaching convention in San Antonio, they bumped into each other,” said Beckham who also is Green-Beckham’s foster father. “It just so happened that another school that was recruiting Dorial happened to be there that day.”

This NCAA bylaw may apply: 

In football, one contact per prospective student-athlete is permitted during each week of the contact period as specified in Bylaw 13.17.4 either at the prospective student-athlete's educational institution or any other location (e.g., prospective student-athlete's home). A visit to the prospective student-athlete's educational institution and any other location (e.g., prospective student-athlete's home) during the same calendar day shall be considered one contact.

The Army all-star game was Jan. 6. The AFCA convention was Jan. 8-11. There were NCAA recruiting "quiet" and "dead" periods during some of those dates. During those times no in-person contact is allowed with recruits by coaches. Beckham added that Arkansas will send other coaches on Thursday.

Arkansas' statement: "No violation has occured and we are taking proactive steps we feel necessary to avoid any risk of one." 

As days dwindle toward signing day on Feb. 1, the rush to get Green-Beckham’s name on a national letter of intent has intensified. The 6-foot, 6-inch, 225-pound receiver has narrowed his list of finalists to Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri and Alabama. He is listed as having the most Twitter followers among the nation’s top 100 recruits

Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops and assistant Jay Norvell visited the school on Monday. Texas coach Mack Brown is expected to visit on Wednesday. Green-Beckham made an Arkansas visit last week with his foster  brother Kingsley Ehie. Missouri coach Gary Pinkel flew in by helicopter to speak to the prospect last week. Green-Beckham's list of finalists are Texas, Alabama, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri.

Recruiting analysts are hanging on every nugget of information regarding the national single-season leader in receiving yards. Rivals.com predicted Monday that the receiver would be heading to Arkansas. Maxpreps.com analyst Steve Spiewak says he can’t understand the perception that Arkansas is in the lead. Green-Beckham says he is undecided and will make his decision known next Wednesday morning at the school.

“People really read in too much to what he says,” Beckham said. “They interviewed [Dorial] last week before a basketball tournament in St. Louis. And he said … ‘I have to go to Missouri next week.’ They all got hung up on, ‘I have to,’ instead of ‘wanting to go.’ That’s just a little example.” 

Comments

Since: Apr 4, 2007
Posted on: January 26, 2012 2:30 pm
 

Petrino not seeing No. 1 recruit Thursday

You obviously don't know anything about the history of Arkansas Razorback football wdepancho.  Please quit talking, my sister is more highly educated than you in college football and I'm not sure she has watched a game in 10 years.



Since: Jan 25, 2012
Posted on: January 26, 2012 2:04 pm
 

Petrino not seeing No. 1 recruit Thursday

Here's a story for you Dodd - its about head coach and DUI?  Ill take this non violation any day to risking lives of everyone.  This is not violation or anything at all unless Petrino visits.  He is being smart by not doing this.  Sort of like making decision not to get behind the wheel while under the influence.  ESPECIALLY when you are a figure head in your community.




Since: Jan 26, 2012
Posted on: January 26, 2012 2:02 pm
 

Petrino not seeing No. 1 recruit Thursday

The top three teams in the SEC West finished all finished in the AP top 5. Had Arkansas been in most other conferences, they in all likelyhood would have won not only their division, but their conference championship as well. Next year brings different teams for Bama, LSU, and Arkansas, and we shall see which of the three comes out on top. Arkansas will win at least one if not both of those games! Either way, the Hogs will probably win the SEC West next year. It would be a great start for DGB should he choose to play ball for the Hogs!  




Since: Dec 27, 2009
Posted on: January 26, 2012 1:30 pm
 

Petrino not seeing No. 1 recruit Thursday

Coughing Tigger, welcome to the SEC. Get ready to be the door mat!




Since: Dec 27, 2009
Posted on: January 26, 2012 1:25 pm
 

Petrino not seeing No. 1 recruit Thursday

Pancho eez back on dee Tequila agin?  Seeee Senior



Since: Jan 25, 2012
Posted on: January 26, 2012 1:17 pm
 

Petrino not seeing No. 1 recruit Thursday

Crouching Tiget lets see how those QB's and recievers stack up in the SEC.  You have a rude awakening coming thank goodness you get the SEC -East. I think the league had pity on MIZZUO.  You guys would get slaughtered in the SEC - West!



Since: Jan 25, 2012
Posted on: January 26, 2012 1:14 pm
 

Petrino not seeing No. 1 recruit Thursday

Hogs are 20-5 in past 2 seasons with 5 losses to #6 or better with 3 of those L's being to #1 teams.  We play in best conference and division in the nation. I would love to see how your team would playing our schedule! 



Since: Dec 9, 2010
Posted on: January 26, 2012 12:50 pm
 

Petrino not seeing No. 1 recruit Thursday

Not really.  When's the last time you guys won anything?  The way you guys talk you would think you have won 12 national championships.  You are on the same level as Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Tex A&M, and MIzzo.  But you guys act like you are Alabama, LSU, or Auburn.  I would imagine the last couple of years have been the best football is Arkansas history and you guys still havent won $hit.        
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Since: Jan 26, 2012
Posted on: January 26, 2012 12:07 pm
 

Petrino not seeing No. 1 recruit Thursday

It varies from year to year Pancho. In 2011....NO, the Hogs were not on the same level as Bama and LSU. Some years we are. Arkansas' record against LSU the last 6 years is 3-3 (including beating them when they were ranked #1). Other than this year, the Bama game is usually a very close hard fought game that comes down to the final possessions. When you consider that Bama, LSU, and Arkansas all finished in the top 5 this year.....I would admit we were not equal this year, but we definately were right on their heels. To say otherwise is just a lie!




Since: Dec 9, 2010
Posted on: January 26, 2012 11:50 am
 

Petrino not seeing No. 1 recruit Thursday

Crouching Tiger . . . . . you have to know that you are talking to the most dillusional fanbase in American when you talk to a Arky fan.  They believe that their program is on the same level as say an Alabama or an LSU.  They do.  Trust me.  So, you should know this before you try to argue with one.  It's pointless.  If you really want to get under their skin just mention Houston Nutt and they go ape $hit. 


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