Welcome to SEC Country’s daily Arkansas Razorbacks recruiting notebook. This time, we discuss Arkansas’ official visitors and why Kamren Curl chose the Hogs.
Arkansas to have 14 official visitors
Arkansas is set for a major weekend of official visitors as it looks to complete the 2017 recruiting class. The Hogs will host 14 total recruits, six of which are currently uncommitted.
Among the visitors, defensive line and defensive back are priorities. Arkansas hopes to add at least one more player at each of those position groups. The Hogs currently have 22 combined commits and signees in the class. They’ll look to sign 23-25 total.
Here’s the list of prospects who have confirmed they plan to visit:
- Maleek Barkley, 3-star WR
- Montaric Brown, 4-star S
- Kamren Curl, 3-star CB
- Jordon Curtis, 3-star CB
- Chase Hayden, 3-star RB
- Koilan Jackson, 3-star WR
- Jarques McClellion, 3-star CB
- Derrick Munson, 3-star LB
- Chevin Calloway, 4-star CB
- Michael Epley, DE
- Tommy Kujawa, TE (Preferred walk-on)
- Gabe Richardson, DE
- Brad Stewart, 4-star CB
- Malik Young, 3-star DT
Comfort helped Curl settle on Hogs
Defensive back prospect Kamren Curl became Arkansas’ latest commit Thursday afternoon.
Asked several times why he chose the Razorbacks, Curl continually mentioned his comfort level with the program and how it felt like home.
“Knowing everybody and feeling at home,” Curl said of why he chose Arkansas. “I don’t want to go anywhere that I’m uncomfortable at and want to leave. It’s just when I started feeling at home is when I made the decision. It was just being comfortable with everything. I know the coaches really well, and they have a pretty good football team.
“It doesn’t matter if I’m going to college in Alaska. If I feel at home in Alaska, I’m going to Alaska.”
The coaching staff, particularly head coach Bret Bielema and new defensive coordinator Paul Rhoads, played a major role in making Curl feel like Arkansas should be his new home.
“It got easy when I started to get to know the coaches at Arkansas,” Curl said. “That’s when I knew it’s where I wanted to be.”
Curl, a 3-star recruit from Muskogee (Okla.) High School, expects to play cornerback for the Razorbacks.
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