Mike Anderson touched down in Jonesboro Thursday afternoon

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Usually basketball coaches have a press conference the day after signing a deal to come to a new school.

But that's not how Mike Anderson spent his Thursday.

The new Razorbacks basketball coach and Scotty Thurman arrived at Jonesboro Municipal Airport at 4pm. They were in the area to visit Westside's Hunter Mickelson, EPC's Ky Madden, and Aaron Ross of Little Rock Parkview.

Anderson met with Madden and Ross in Lepanto, then Mickelson. It was in an effort to keep the highly touted recruiting class intact.

He left Jonesboro at 8:15pm. Anderson will have his introductory press conference Saturday at 10:30am at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville.