Spring break is officially over, and the Razorbacks will resume spring drills on Tuesday after holding a team meeting Sunday night.
Arkansas is allowed 15 total practices and already have seven in the books. The 14th practice will be Arkansas’ Red-White Game on April 6 in Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium, and the team will hold one more practice after the Red-White Game the following Monday on April 8.
Head coach Chad Morris and select student athletes will be available to the media following practice this Tuesday. The Hogs will practice on Thursday and will hold the second major scrimmage on Saturday. They practice Tuesday, April 2, and Thursday, April 4, before the Red-White Game the following Saturday. Tuesday’s practice is open to the media in full, which is the first time that has happened this spring.
Redshirt sophomore quarterback Connor Noland is expected to practice on Tuesday, which will be his fourth practice of the spring. It will be the first time he is allowed to don full gear after going through the progression of adding pads over four practices, as mandated by the NCAA. Noland is a weekend starter with the baseball team and has missed four of the first seven practices.
TIME FOR JUSTICE?
Now that basketball season is over, true freshman point guard Justice Hill is expected to join the football team. Hill, 5-11, 175, enrolled in January and redshirted with the basketball team this season. He was rated as a 3-star athlete by 247Sports during his time at Little Rock Christian Academy and led his team to a 5A State Championship in his senior year playing quarterback. The 2018 Gatorade Football Player of the Year in Arkansas threw for 3,084 yards and 37 touchdowns last season while rushing for over 1,000 yards.
“I’ve met with him, talked with him and it’ll be at the position that he feels and that we both feel he can contribute. I’ve left it up to him,” Arkansas coach Chad Morris said one month ago. “Whether it’s corner, wide receiver, quarterback, running back, whatever it may be, we know he’s an athlete that’s had a lot of success and won a state championship. And any time you can have a guy on your team like that we’re excited about.”
Hill will not be able to strap on full pads until his fourth practice, which should be on April 2nd. That will give him two practices before Arkansas’ Red-White Game on April 6.
PLAYERS WITH LONGTERM INJURIES
JR DT Briston Guidry – knee surgery, out for spring
SO OG Shane Clenin – foot injury, out for spring
SR CB Britto Tutt – believed to be knee, out for spring
JR RB Rakeem Boyd – coming off shoulder surgery, out for spring
SO WR Michael Woods – finger, hand, wrist or arm, unknown timetable
FR DE Courtre Alexander – shoulder, unknown timetable
SO OL Audry Horn – out with a toe injury, unknown timetable
SO OG Kirby Adcock – out with hip injury, unknown timetable
JR TE Grayson Gunter – Seen in walking boot, unknown timetable
JR LB Hayden Henry – believed to be shoulder, unknown timetable