FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Arkansas sophomore Dre Greenlaw is looking forward to facing TCU on Saturday maybe more than any other player on the team.
The Razorbacks’ starting outside linebacker says he’s had “a little bit” of a chip on his shoulder ever since he went unrecognized by the Horned Frogs as a recruit.
“I’ve always wanted to play against TCU, so it’s going to be fun,” Greenlaw said. “My sophomore year (of high school), I think I went down there for a camp. I was at corner then. I was going down there for safety. I actually saw (TCU coach) Gary (Patterson). I saw him, he didn’t see me, but it’s fine. So ever since then I was like, ‘Man, I just want to go down there and play them.’ ”
Greenlaw, who was a 3-star recruit from Fayetteville (Ark.) High School in 2015, said he wasn’t invited to the camp by the TCU coaching staff but attended with a friend who was.
“We did some drills and stuff like that and (Patterson) really didn’t know who I was at the time,” Greenlaw said. “It was in Texas, so there was a lot of good people there.”
The Hogs will face the Horned Frogs at 6:05 p.m. Saturday inside Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas.
Greenlaw is coming off his best game as a Razorback after receiving a career-high grade of 92 in Arkansas’ 21-20 win over Louisiana Tech last Saturday.
“That actually was the first time I think I’ve ever been graded with an A on the grade report after the game,” Greenlaw said. “You know, I felt more accountable just knowing what I was doing.
“Usually it’s like a C.”