Welcome to SEC Country’s daily Arkansas Razorbacks recruiting notebook. In this edition, we discuss an upcoming commitment announcement and a former commit.
With Arkansas among top choices, Nicholas Fulwider sets decision date
Arkansas defensive line target Nicholas Fulwider expects to announce his school of choice late this month, he recently told Gridiron Now.
Fulwider (6-foot-6, 245 pounds) is a 3-star recruit according to 247Sports’ composite rankings. From Sandy Creek High School just outside of Atlanta, he told SEC Country last week that the Razorbacks were among his top six schools. He’s since trimmed his list to three — Arkansas, Georgia Tech and Vanderbilt.
Indiana, North Carolina and Rutgers were previously among his possibilities. His offer list also includes Michigan State, Mississippi State, Ole Miss and Tennessee.
Last month, Fulwider visited Arkansas and several other schools on a week-long trip. He now plans to visit his top three schools, all of which he has already visited at least once.
“I need to spend some real time on each campus so that I can make my decision based on how I like the school [versus] a football program,” Fulwider told Gridiron Now.
Fulwider’s visit to Fayetteville in June turned out better than he expected. He made stops at Indiana, Purdue and Vanderbilt following his trip to northwest Arkansas.
Razorbacks defensive line coach John Scott Jr. has been Fulwider’s primary recruiter. Scott, who was hired in February, has assumed the role of top recruiter in the Peach State.
He’s made Fulwider a top priority as Arkansas looks to finish its defensive line group in the 2018 class with one more commit. The Hogs already have Independence (Kan.) Community College defensive tackle Emmit Gooden and Springdale (Ark.) defensive end Isaiah Nichols committed.
ICYMI: TE Luke Ford still considering Arkansas
Former Arkansas tight end commit Luke Ford told reporters at Nike’s The Opening finals last week that he’s still considering the Hogs.
Ford, a 4-star recruit from Carterville, Ill., de-committed from the Razorbacks last month. He did so because he wanted to visit other schools. He’s since visited Alabama, Auburn, Georgia and LSU.
“Nobody wants to de-commit,” Ford said. “But I just tried to do it the most respectful way possible and not affect [Arkansas’] class.”
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