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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: Jan 25, 2012
Posted on: January 25, 2012 6:32 pm
 

Petrino not seeing No. 1 recruit Thursday

So how is this a problem and Pinkel shaking hands with Green-Beckham on the field after a Hillcrest game acceptable?

Can someone explain that to me?



Since: Jan 25, 2012
Posted on: January 25, 2012 6:19 pm
 

Petrino not seeing No. 1 recruit Thursday

he has asked for as many followers as he can get. so shutup idiot he likes the attention from hog fans



Since: Apr 13, 2011
Posted on: January 25, 2012 6:12 pm
 

Petrino not seeing No. 1 recruit Thursday

If Petrino didn't have a reputation for being slimy, this may not have been much.  But him "bumping into" the #1 prospect two days before the convention started of course raises questions, and Dodd was fair to bring them up.



Since: Jan 25, 2012
Posted on: January 25, 2012 6:11 pm
 

Petrino not seeing No. 1 recruit Thursday

You must have watched a different game than most Razorback fans did back then because we were all just happy to be rid our goofball, ex-head coach.

We're "cock sure" these days because of the head coach we have now.   



Since: Jan 25, 2012
Posted on: January 25, 2012 6:05 pm
 

Petrino not seeing No. 1 recruit Thursday

Good grief, ElderBremen. Innocent could you be any more obvious?   We understand you hate the fact Dorial is going to be a Razorback, but at least try and come up with something valid, other than your obvious jealousy and loserish belly-aching. Yell




Since: Oct 16, 2006
Posted on: January 25, 2012 6:03 pm
 

Petrino not seeing No. 1 recruit Thursday

Dodd as usual your printing old news .........DGB is going to be a Razorback........take it to the bank !    Email me and say congradulations Feb. 2nd, I'll be looking forward to it.
Footnote*   Alabama has never been on his short list. He said Feb. 1st and thats what the world will have to wait for..............but here in Arkansas, we already know. Cool



Since: Oct 14, 2011
Posted on: January 25, 2012 6:02 pm
 

Petrino not seeing No. 1 recruit Thursday

Damn you Dodd to hell. U R at it again.  Come clean, what is your problem man.  Write a new story and called it "Why I hate the Arkansas Razorbacks"  Nobody cares; but at least you may write a story with at least some semblance of truth...



Since: Jan 25, 2012
Posted on: January 25, 2012 5:58 pm
 

Petrino not seeing No. 1 recruit Thursday

Nice to see all you Arkansas fans are so positive DGB is headed to Fayetteville.  Reminds me of the cocksure attitude I witnessed among the pig faithful at the 2008 Cotton Bowl.  How did that work out for yall, by the way?  MIZ, ZOU.



Since: Jan 25, 2012
Posted on: January 25, 2012 5:53 pm
 

Petrino not seeing No. 1 recruit Thursday

I am sure you being a Missouri alum had nothing to do with this article being publish a day before his in-home visit...

Journalism at its finest right here....try not to cry too hard when your team loses ANOTHER top player to Arkansas...or coach....or commit...or really anything else we want.



Since: Jan 25, 2012
Posted on: January 25, 2012 5:45 pm
 

Petrino not seeing No. 1 recruit Thursday

And you are from St Louis so I understand this now because AR is taking all of your recruits....It will be ok I promise but don't call us out because we are building a program.  Fire your DUI coach and maybe you can get recruits to buy into what you are trying to do.


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