Fayetteville was hopping this past weekend — an undefeated, record-breaking weekend.
With the gymnastics meet on Friday, the basketball game on Saturday and a star-studded lineup of football recruits here all weekend, it was a busy and exciting time on The Hill. Yes…we said gymnastics. Not something we usually cover in this space but when 5,537 fans come out to support a Razorback team, you have to at least give them a shout out.
As for the basketball game, a win is a win…especially on national television. While Hog fans would’ve been just fine if the blowout had continued, CBS had to be pleased that things tightened up. It was a good day overall for SEC basketball, as well. Along with the Razorbacks’ victory over a ranked B1G team, Tennessee, led by Jarnell Stokes, got the win over Connecticut that the Hogs wanted back in early December. (Think we could’ve used Jarnell?)
As many have said, it was like old times on Saturday in Bud Walton Arena. As football recruiting visit weekends go, however, it was a whole new ball game. Having several of the top players in the nation come into Fayetteville definitely got Razorback fans’ collective attention. Reports from a number of prospects after they returned home on Sunday were very positive, talking about how they were “blown away” by the reception they received from fans.
While no new verbal commitments were publicly made this weekend, stay tuned to our Recruiting News page and make sure and follow us on Twitter. We have a feeling there will be a lot of breaking news over the next two weeks.
And finally, since they left at halftime, the recruits didn’t get a chance to see “Super Fan” Bubba Hog perform his dance routine at the basketball game. The Michigan beat writers, however, weren’t so fortunate. As the Detroit Free-Press wrote:
“During one second-half time-out, a large, shirtless man danced, shown on the overhead screen, and held a sign showing support for “DGB,” Dorial Green-Beckham, Rivals.com’s No. 1 recruit in the country.”
Too bad DGB missed the tribute. We’re sure seeing the “support” of a “large, shirtless man” is all that was missing in order to lock up his commitment to the Hogs.