Yoakum is one of those small Texas towns that you really can’t get to from anywhere.
It’s located too far south of I-10 to accidentally hit going from Houston to San Antonio. It’s too far north of U.S. 59 if you’re going from Houston to Corpus Christi.
The only way you get there is because you’re either lost or have a specific reason to be headed there.
Arkansas coach Chad Morris apparently has had three good reasons to be going there in the past week.
He has apparently made the small town that has three pretty good football players a target in his first week on the job with the Razorbacks.
What has garnered attention is he is having some success.
Offensive lineman Silas Robinson (6-5, 300 pounds) flipped to Arkansas from SMU over the weekend. He’s the coach’s son.
“He’s also a little nasty sometimes, like his momma,” his coach told Dudley Dawson of WholeHogSports.com.
The coach can get away with that because he’s Bo Robinson, Silas’ father.
“Silas is a coach’s kid and he is a gym rat,” Robinson said. “He actually played quarterback through his sophomore year, but just kind of outgrew the position. He really had never played offensive line until he was a junior.
But Morris also has designs on a couple of other Yoakum players.
Joshua Moore, a wide receiver who is ranked 36th nationally among ESPN’s Top 300 high school players, de-committed from Nebraska last week and intends to visit Arkansas in January, according to multiple recruiting reports.
Jordan Moore, who is committed to Texas A&M and is ESPN’s 138th-best player nationally, is apparently going to visit Arkansas as well, according to reports.
And apparently Arkansas has a shot at landing one or both of the twins.
From Bo Robinson, their coach, to Dawson in WholeHogSports.com:
“I don’t what the situation is going end up being, but I think Arkansas at least has a shot with Jordan. I really do. He is a heck of a football player.”
The guess here is you don’t want to count Morris out on this one after seeing what Robinson the coach told WholeHogSports.com on the Hogs’ new coach:
“Being a coach in Texas, I have known about him for a long time,” Robinson said. “I haven’t really known him well, except for the last year or so. I think he is a good man, a heck of a football coach and I think it is going to work out for Arkansas in a big way.”
It’s just a week on the job, but Morris apparently is starting to make a splash in Texas high school recruiting.
If can pull off the “Yoakum Trifecta” that will turn into a wave.
Arkansas fans are hoping that’s just the start.