METAIRIE, La. — Arkansas is making strides not only on the football field, but on the recruiting trail as well.
The Razorbacks are generating momentum with Kristian Fulton, the nation’s No. 4 cornerback and third-ranked player in Louisiana.
“I hear from them every week,” the 4-star prospect said after receiving his Under Armour All-American jersey Tuesday. “It shows how much they really want me and how much they want me to come up there and help their secondary.”
Fulton, who attends Archbishop Rummel (Metairie, La.), has numerous ties to Arkansas. His current teammate Briston Guidry, a 4-star defensive tackle, is an Arkansas commitment. His former teammate Henre’ Toliver was a part of the Razorbacks’ 2014 recruiting class.
After Arkansas upended LSU this past Saturday, Guidry told Fulton something was brewing in Fayetteville, Ark.
Consider Fulton a believer as well.
“After that game, he (Guidry) texted me that something really special was going on down there,” Fulton recalled. “I believe it, too. That’s why I believe they’re going to be one of my top schools.”
One X-factor in the process is Arkansas defensive backs coach Clay Jennings.
Fulton has taken notice of the success of Arkansas’ secondary this season and has also heard from other coaches about how effective Jennings has been.
“Coach Clay Jennings is doing a tremendous job,” Fulton said. “I’ve heard from other coaches that he’s a great coach. Obviously, he knows what he’s talking about. He’s going to make me a much better player than I am right now.”
In addition to Arkansas, Fulton named LSU, Texas, Texas A&M, Florida, Miami and North Carolina as his top schools.
Fulton won’t be making any official visits until after his high school season is over. He also doesn’t plan on committing at the Under Armour All-American Game on Jan. 2, because he wants to spend enough time before making his decision.
“After I take my official visits, I’ll sit down with my parents and decide,” Fulton said. “With the season ending in December, I won’t have time.”