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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
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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.” 

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Since: Oct 14, 2011
Posted on: January 25, 2012 11:48 pm
 

Petrino not seeing No. 1 recruit Thursday

elgoob,

Now you even know why you have a 0 rating... Hello, 0's can't talk.  Come back when you move up to at least 1.  In the meantime, put that crack pipe down so you can quit dreaming about a doomsday for the Razorback program. 



Since: Jan 25, 2012
Posted on: January 25, 2012 11:06 pm
 

Petrino not seeing No. 1 recruit Thursday


Arkansas boosters keep 'tweeting' recruits, every single one of which is a recruiting violation in itself.

Arkansas coach makes an obvious and completely STUPID recruiting violation... tries to hide it but is shaken out by another school. #pathetic.


Prediction... Arkansas is the next SEC team slammed with recruiting violations. 



Since: Oct 14, 2011
Posted on: January 25, 2012 10:20 pm
 

Petrino not seeing No. 1 recruit Thursday

Dodds can you write about the OSU Misery victory?  Oh yea did Petrino bump into anybody else that we need to know about?



Since: Oct 16, 2006
Posted on: January 25, 2012 10:18 pm
 

Petrino not seeing No. 1 recruit Thursday

Thanks Dodd for removing my picture of DGB in "his" Razorback jersey, and wearing a huge smile , while visiting last week.....but DGB is a Hog......done deal !




Since: Oct 14, 2011
Posted on: January 25, 2012 9:01 pm
 

Petrino not seeing No. 1 recruit Thursday

So Petrino is slime for leaving NFL job that hi splayers had quit on him, and her was lame duck to be fired at end of the season for chance to take his dream job at Arkansas?  Yes it is dream if you have been there, anyway so he he runs into DGB and somehow Petrino is guilty by association?  SArkansas always get more with less and haters like Dodd don't get it.



Since: Oct 5, 2008
Posted on: January 25, 2012 8:42 pm
 

Petrino not seeing No. 1 recruit Thursday

Quick answer, Gonzo...at least as far as my response, you just said you weren't sure what game Mizzou fans were watching so I thought I'd explain what game we were watching.

Getting back to DGB...we'll all find out next week.  No one...not even razorback fans...knows where he's going.  btw, I'm psyched about making Arky on of our rivals.  I feel like it will be fun for both of us to hate each other.  No offense...and much respect.




Since: Jan 25, 2012
Posted on: January 25, 2012 8:37 pm
 

Petrino not seeing No. 1 recruit Thursday

Quike question...how the hell did we go from talking about DGB's recruiting to a Cotton Bowl played 4 years ago when Arkansas had an interim head coach?   Incredible!



Since: Oct 5, 2008
Posted on: January 25, 2012 8:28 pm
 

Petrino not seeing No. 1 recruit Thursday

I'm not sure what hog fans were watching when we played in the cotton bowl in 2008...but the one I watched Mizzou beat the crap out of the Hogs.  38-7 and Tony Temple set a Cotton Bowl record for rushing with 281 yards.  In fact, the only reason he didn't get the NCAA Bowl record is because we pulled him from the game when he twisted his ankle scoring another touchdown.  Ya, but I'm not sure what game you Hog fans were watching.




Since: Mar 28, 2011
Posted on: January 25, 2012 7:57 pm
 

Petrino not seeing No. 1 recruit Thursday

Besides Elderbreman, you think Hog fans are bad you're going to have to grow up quickly like we did or the rest of the SEC fans are going to chew you up and spit you out. We had someone impersonating a hog fan saying terrible things to ALL of our recruits. Don't know which school it was but it happens. Better grow a thicker skin quickly!!!



Since: Mar 28, 2011
Posted on: January 25, 2012 7:42 pm
 

Petrino not seeing No. 1 recruit Thursday

No, it just shows what lenghts that Dodd and Mizzouri will go to! Just now coming up just days before. Little obvious! Petrino sending other coaches. This just might back fire on Mizz and it should! That's what is obnoxious.


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