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Arkansas to host Collins, others

Arkansas is playing host to seven recruits this weekend including the nation's top running back.

Alex Collins has Arkansas and Miami very high on his list of possible schools to attend.

Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) South Plantation 5-star Alex Collins will get to see what Arkansas and Coach Bret Bielema have to offer. Collins also visited Wisconsin when Bielema and some of this staff was in Madison.

Collins has a grade of 99 with 247Sports and is rated the No. 17 recruit in the nation and No. 5 in Florida. Miami, Florida State and Florida are his other choices. Some sources feel this could come down to an Arkansas and Miami decision.

Collins is one of four recruits from Florida visiting Fayetteville this weekend. Miami Booker T. Washington 4-star offensive lineman Denver Kirkland is also coming in for a visit. Kirkland has a grade of 90 with 247Sports and is the No. 13 offensive guard and No. 36 recruit in Florida.

Kirkland has Miami and Florida State high on his list followed by Arkansas, South Florida and Ole Miss. Kirkland could play either guard or tackle in college.

Two others from Florida are coming to Arkansas to likely commit this weekend. West Palm Beach Suncoast defensive tackle Ke'Tyrus Marks and Miami Northwestern safety De'Andre Coley have both said they will very likely commit while at Arkansas.

Phoenix (Ariz.) Mountain Pointe 3-star offensive tackle Kenny Lacy is committed to UCLA, but wants to see what Arkansas has to offer. Lacy will be hard to get away from the Bruins, but Arkansas is giving it a shot.

Lacy has a grade of 87 with 247Sports and is the No. 43 offensive tackle nationally and No. 8 recruit in Arizona. In addition to UCLA and Arkansas, Lacy has also looked at Michigan, Oklahoma and California.

Bellaire (Texas) 3-star offensive tackle Dwayne Johnson is visiting after it appeared earlier in the week he would commit to Nebraska. Johnson has a grade of 86 with 247Sports, is the No. 55 offensive tackle in the nation and No. 103 recruit in Texas. Johnson will likely choose between the Razorbacks and Nebraska with Baylor the other other school trying to get a visit on Feb. 1.

Arkansas and Baylor are in a battle for Newton (Texas) 3-star athlete D.J. Dean. Dean's grade with 247Sports is 84, he's the No. 72 athlete in the nation and No. 159 recruit in Texas.

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