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Hogs back in picture for in-state QB

The Arkansas Razorbacks appear to be getting back in the
picture with the state's top quarterback after learning that freshman backup
Tavaris Jackson is leaving the program.
"Houston Nutt talked to me about a week ago," said
Russellville (Ark.) quarterback and two-sport star
Landon Leach. "They came into the
picture when Tavaris Jackson left. They want to sit down with me and talk some
more after their bowl game. It sounds like we may set up an official visit for
And how would an Arkansas scholarship offer be received?
"It's where I've grown up, and all the kids here want to
be a Razorback," Leach said. "But I'm not closing the door to anyone right now.
I'm going to try to take a few visits and see where the best fit for me is."
Leach (6-2, 187, 4.73) has one visit set up thus far, a
Jan. 24 date at Central Florida. The Razorbacks will likely get the second
visit. He's considering Iowa, Alabama, Auburn and Memphis for the last three.
"Iowa is supposed to come down here soon for an in-home
visit," he said. "I feel pretty confident something is going to happen with
Leach is the No. 31 pro-style quarterback in the nation
and a top baseball prospect as a catcher. He has a baseball offer from Alabama.
As a senior he passed for more than 3,700 yards and 30
touchdowns. He also rushed for 12 scores. He capped his prep career as the
state's Class 5A career passing yards leader with 9,062.