Welcome to SEC Country’s daily Arkansas Razorbacks recruiting notebook . In this edition, we discuss Chad Morris’ thoughts on impacting families through recruiting, a recent visitor to campus and more.
Chad Morris well aware of powerful platform recruiting to Arkansas
Arkansas coach Chad Morris comes by recruiting naturally. He’s outgoing, enjoys conversation and — probably most importantly — knows how to sell himself and his program.
It’s important to keep in mind not every coach is built this way. Some see recruiting as more of a necessary evil than anything, and some just don’t have the personality for it.
While Morris may have the natural traits of a recruiter, he also takes the role very seriously. He’s thankful for the impact he can have by offering scholarships and giving recruits an opportunity to better their situation.
“You tell me one parent that doesn’t want what’s better for their kids than what they have for themselves,” Morris said. “I’ve yet to meet one. Everybody is always wanting their next generation to have a little bit better than they have. To know that we’ve got the platform to help provide that and hold them accountable and assure them that we’re going to make it happen is very powerful.”
DB target Ty DeArman makes return trip to campus
Defensive back prospect Ty DeArman was at Arkansas for the second time in three weeks Wednesday. He attended practice in the afternoon, the Razorbacks’ final practice session before spring break.
DeArman (6-foot, 185 pounds) is a 3-star recruit according to the 247Sports composite. He played quarterback, wide receiver and safety at Bowie High School in Arlington, Texas, last season. The Hogs’ staff is recruiting him at safety. He had 64 tackles — 36 solo — and 3 interceptions in 10 games as a junior. His father, Danny, is the head coach at Bowie.
Arkansas’ chances at landing a commitment from DeArman are obviously strong and improving if he’s willing to make a second trip to campus in a short amount of time. He was also in Fayetteville on Feb. 24 for one of the Razorbacks’ recent prospect days. The competition is stout, though. Iowa, Kansas State, Minnesota and Wisconsin have all offered, with Oklahoma and Texas showing strong interest.
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