FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas quarterback Tyler Wilson participated in practice Tuesday, but offensive coordinator Paul Petrino said the senior remains "day-to-day" for Saturday’s game against Rutgers.
“I thought he looked great,” Petrino said. “I’d say he was on fire. His arm was fresh and hot. He looked really good.”
Arkansas coach John L. Smith said a day earlier the plan was for Wilson to participate in the Razorbacks’ preparation. So it was no surprise he was out there.
Tight end Chris Gragg said "No. 8 looked good."
"He was actually throwing a little harder because his arm was fresh," Gragg said. "I told him he needed to slow it down a little bit. He looked real good."
Wilson, who was knocked out of the Louisiana-Monroe game on Sept. 8, still must be pass concussion tests before he can play. He spoke to the media Monday and said he was "extremely optimistic" that he will be back in the huddle Saturday, but must be cleared by doctors.
All three quarterbacks — Wilson, Brandon Allen and Brandon Mitchell — took turns under center during the open portion of Tuesday's practice. Petrino estimated Wilson earned roughly 50 percent of the work, while the other two received 25 percent each.
Mitchell said Wilson was much more involved in Arkansas’ gameplan than he was last week.
“He seemed a little sharper, making checks and things like that,” Mitchell said. “He didn’t really try to do too much as far as thinking last week. But this week he’s in the gameplan and things like that. He’s looking great.”
— Robbie Neiswanger • Arkansas News Bureau