Ge­or­gia line­man com­mits to Hogs

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - SCOREBOARD - — Richard Daven­port

The Arkansas Ra­zor­backs landed the oral com­mit­ment of de­fen­sive line­man tar­get John Mincey on Tues­day af­ter­noon af­ter his visit to Fayet­teville.

Mincey, 6-4, 265 pounds, 4.7 sec­onds in the 40-yard dash, of Homerville (Ga.) Clinch County, picked the Hogs over ap­prox­i­mately 20 schol­ar­ship of­fers, in­clud­ing of­fers from Florida, Ge­or­gia, Auburn, Mis­sis­sippi State, Ken­tucky, Wash­ing­ton State, Ore­gon State and oth­ers.

“Coach B was real gen­uine,” Mincey said.

CBS Sports Net­work na­tional re­cruit­ing an­a­lyst Tom Lem­ming rates Mincey as a four-star prospect. Arkansas de­fen­sive line coach John Scott Jr. is Mincey’s lead re­cruiter for the Ra­zor­backs.

Mincey ar­rived in Fayet­teville at about 8:30 a.m. and met with the coaches and sup­port staff be­fore wrap­ping up the visit around 3:30 p.m. He said he knew at the end of the day he wanted to be a Ra­zor­back.

“Shortly af­ter I got done with the tour and talked to Coach B and Coach Scott,” Mincey said.

He said Bielema and Scott were thrilled with his de­ci­sion.

“It was a big party,” Mincey said. “They were glad to have me as a Ra­zor­back, and they think I can be a good player for them.”

Mincey made the trip to Fayet­teville with Clinch County lineback­ers coach Rance Mor­gan, as­sis­tant bas­ket­ball coach David Lan­ders, a Batesville na­tive, and Tan­ner Stahl, a Rus­sel­lville na­tive, who coached Mincey in sev­enth- and eighth-grade foot­ball.

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