This weekend, De’Jon Harris has two goals: See the rest of the Arkansas facilities, and convince Kristian Fulton to spend the next three to five years with him.
Harris, Fulton, Arkansas commit Briston Guidry and Razorbacks target Giovanni LaFrance make up a New Orleans quartet heading to Fayetteville, Ark., this weekend for an official visit.
Harris and Guidry are longtime Razorbacks commits, but this weekend, they’re joining the Arkansas coaching staff in trying to pitch Fulton, the nation’s No. 2 cornerback, to join Hog Nation.
“(We talk about it) a lot,” Harris said. “If he comes, then a lot of other big prospects will come. I just don’t think he’ll reach his full potential at LSU … I think (Arkansas) is really a better fit for him.”
Harris said he and Guidry often discuss the whole New Orleans group teaming up at Arkansas.
After all, they have Fulton’s best interest in mind.
Fulton, a 6-foot, 177-pound five-star prospect, was recently upgraded to the No. 1-rated player in the state of Louisiana.
But Harris doesn’t want Fulton to follow the same path of LSU players Tyron Johnson and Darrel Williams, New Orleans high school football stars that didn’t see early playing time at LSU as true freshmen.
“LSU is known for getting a lot of (defensive backs), and (Fulton) is not a rotation sort of guy really,” Harris said. “Arkansas has a need at his position and he could be on the field early. I just think he will do better at Arkansas. I wouldn’t want to see him like Tyron or Darrel.”
“It wouldn’t hurt at all for him to go up there (to Arkansas) since we (all know) each other.”
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