Athletics and Recreation

Pig Trail Football Recruiting Report with Otis Kirk – 9-22-19

Pig Trail Football Recruiting Report with Otis Kirk – 9-22-19


THE PIG TRAIL WITH RECRUITING INSIDER OTIS KIRK, BRING ME SOMETHING POSITIVE MAN, C’MON. OTIS KIRK OKAY DREW KINDA HOW I’M FEELING RIGHT NOW. OTIS YEAH, POSITIVE HARD TO COME BY, BUT HAYDEN METCALF COMMITTED TO ARKANSAS YESTERDAY, PREFERRED WALK-ON, KID I SAW AT CAMP THIS SUMMER. HAD AN OFFER FROM NORTHERN COLORADO, COLORADO STATE WAS LOOKING AT HIM. FRIDAY NIGHT, THEY PLAYED MCKINNEY AND HE HAD EIGHT CATCHES, 170 YARDS, TWO TOUCHDOWNS, AND THEY ARE UNDEFEATED, FOURTH IN THEIR AREA DOWN THERE IN PROSPER, GOOD FOOTBALL TEAM, HE HAS BETTER SPEED THAN YOU WOULD THINK. I TELL YA WHO HE REMINDS ME OF, JOHN DAVID WHITE. DREW ANDREW CHAMBLEE, SIX EIGHT TACKLE FROM MAUMELLE, HAS AN OFFER FROM ARKANSAS. OTIS GOT OFFERED YESTERDAY, AND PREVIOUS OFFER WAS FROM VIRGINIA TECH AND THIS KID, BY MY COUNT, THIRD FROM ARKANSAS IN 2022 TO GET AN OFFER FROM ARKANSAS JOINING HARRIS AND JOYNER. HOPE I AM NOT LEAVING SOMEONE OUT. MAUMELLE HAS A GOOD TEAM THIS YEAR, THEY ARE UNDEFEATED AND THEY HAVE TWO SOPHOMORE TACKLES THAT ARE HUGE. CALEB STROUD IS THE OTHER ONE, BUT CHAMBLEE IS ONE THE COLLEGES ARE REALLY FIXED IN ON RIGHT NOW. DREW CATRELL WALLACE IS VERY IMPRESSIVE, COMMITTED TO ARKANSAS, YOU HAD A CHANCE TO SEE HIM THE OTHER NIGHT. OTIS FIRST TIME TO SEE HIM PLAY IN PERSON, AND I’D WATCHED A TON OF HUDL IN PERSON AND THIS KID YOU HAVE TO SEE TO APPRECIATE, STUFF THAT DOESN’T SHOW UP IN THE STATS, IN SOME WAYS, HE WOULD BE IN THE BACKFIELD AND THEY WOULD THROW THE BALL, AND HE WOULD GET 20 OR 30 YARDS DOWNFIELD AND CAUGHT THE RECEIVER AND RUNNING BACK, AND MAKE THE TACKLE, IT’S UNBELIEVABLE. HE’S GOT TRUE FOOTBALL SPEED, HE’S A YOUNG KID, AND YOU KNOW THEY WOULD TELL ME, THE COACHES AT BRYANT, TWO YEARS AGO, ON KICKOFFS, WOULD BE THE FIRST ONE DOWN THERE TO MAKE THE TACKLE. DREW AUSTIN LEDBETTER I WANNA TALK ABOUT FROM BRYANT. QB, HAS COMMITTED TO ARKANSAS IN BASEBALL, BUT WHAT ABOUT THE FOOTBALL POSSIBILITIES? OTIS HE SAID IT’S A POSSIBILITY AND WE JUST SAW CONNOR NOLAND TRY IT FOR AWHILE. DIFFERENT WEIGHTS AND SUCH. HE’S A JUNIOR AND HE’S GOT THIS SEASON AND NEXT SEASON. HE WILL GET FOOTBALL OFFERS, HE’LL HAVE TO WEIGH, DO I GO SOMEWHERE TO JUST PLAY BASEBALL? OR, DO I TRY TO PLAY BOTH, AND YOU KNOW HE IS COMMITTED TO ARKANSAS, AS A CORNER PLAYER, CAN PITCH. HE IS REALLY FOND OF EVAN LEE WHO CAME OUT OF BRYANT. SO WHATEVER HE DOES, HE WILL BE SUCCESSFUL, WHETHER IT’S JUST PLAY BASEBALL, WHATEVER AND LET ME JUST SAY, DREW, THAT BRYANT TEAM IS ONE OF THE BEST I’VE SEEN COME OUT OF ARKANSAS. DREW JD COFFEY LET’S FINISH WITH HIM, SAFETY, OUT OF TEXAS. OTIS YEAH, HE HAS AN ARKANSAS OFFER AND ABOUT 14 OR 15 OTHER OFFERS, JUST A JUNIOR. MARK SMITH WAS HEADED TO HOUSTON TO GO SEE DWIGHT AND SOME OTHERS FRIDAY, OF COURSE THOUGH, FLOODS THERE, DON’T KNOW IF THAT TEAM EVEN PLAYED. BUT, HE WENT TO KENNEDALE, AND THIS GUY WILL AND I’D SAY MOST WILL HAVE TO BEAT TEXAS TO GET, HE HAS GOOD SIZE, SIX FEET. GOOD PLAYER. DREW OTIS THANKS, BACK ON THE SHOW AFTER THIS. DREW AMMAN: “HEY WHAT IS UP. BACK ON THE SHOW HERE WITH OUR HOG HOOPS INSIDER THIS IS KEVIN MCPHERSON WE ARE TALKING TO. OF COURSE CHRIS MOORE OUT OF WEST MEMPHIS LOT PEOPLE TALK ABOUT HIM. HE SAID HIS OFFICIAL WAS AMAZING AT ARKANSAS. HE HAS THE HOGS IN HIS TOP THREE KEVIN.” KEVIN MCPHERSON: “YOU KNOW WHAT IT’S NOT A SURPRISE THAT HE HAD A GOOD OFFICIAL VISIT IT WAS HIS FIRST TIME ON CAMPUS SINCE MUSSELMAN TOOK OVER THE ARKANSAS PROGRAM. IT WAS ALSO THE FIRST TIME ARKANSAS HAD AN OFFICIAL VISITOR IN FROM THE HIGH SCHOOL RANKS TWICE IN SCHOOL HISTORY. SO A LOT OF FIRST THERE BUT THE BIG TAKEAWAY IS CHRIS MOORE SAID IT WAS. HE DID SAY IT WAS AN AMAZING VISIT. HE WAS REALLY TAKEN ABACK BY ALL THE DETAIL ESPECIALLY THE ANALYTICS LOOKING AT HOW HE COULD IMPROVE HIS GAME.TALKING ABOUT HIS STRENGTHS HOW THE VISION THEY HAVE FOR HIM IN ARKANSAS. YOU KNOW MUSSELMAN HAS COMPARED HIM TO JORDAN CAROLINE, ONE OF HIS STAR PLAYERS LAST YEAR IN NEVADA WHO SIGNED A CONTRACT WITH THE LAKERS. SO HE CAN SHOW GUYS HOW HE CAN HELP THEM GET TO THE NBA. BUT MOORE SAID HE HAD A GREAT TIME. HIS FAMILY HAD A GREAT TIME. THE BIG TAKEAWAY THERE IS HE EVEN THOUGH HE SAID ARKANSAS IS IN HIS TOP THREE NOW. HE DECLINED TO NAME THE OTHER TWO SCHOOLS. I REALLY THINK THOSE ARE PROBABLY MEMPHIS AND AUBURN RIGHT NOW. HE’S GOT OFFICIAL VISITS SET UP FOR BOTH OF THOSE SCHOOLS IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS AS WELL AS TEXAS A&M AND MAYBE IOWA STATE. BUT HE ALSO CONFIRMED THAT HE WILL SIGN EARLY SO THAT MID- NOVEMBER PERIOD THE 13TH THROUGH THE 20TH IS LESS THAN TWO MONTHS AWAY. SO REALLY NEED TO PAY ATTENTION TO THIS BUT IT WAS A GREAT VISIT ACCORDING TO CHRIS MOORE, THE 6-6 COMBO FORWARD OUT OF WEST MEMPHIS YOU KNOW NATIONAL TOP ONE HUNDRED FOUR STAR.” DREW AMMAN: “ANOTHER STAR TO TALK ABOUT KYREE WALKER THIS GUY WILL VISIT OFFICIALLY AT ARKANSAS OCTOBER 4TH-6TH RIGHT?” KEVIN MCPHERSON: “YEAH THAT MEANS HE’S GONNA TO BE ABLE TO GO TO THAT THAT ANNUAL RED-WHITE GAME THAT’S REALLY YOU KNOW INTERESTING THIS YEAR BECAUSE IT’S AT BARNHILL ARENA FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 26 YEARS. BUT KYREE WALKER HAS BEEN A NATIONAL STORY TOP 35 GUY OUT OF HILLCREST PREP IN PHOENIX. MUSSELMAN THE FIRST DAY ON THE JOB REAFFIRMED AN OFFER HE GAVE HIM AT NEVADA AND SAYS LOOK YOU’VE GOT AN ARKANSAS OFFER AND YOU KNOW AFTER ALL THIS TALK ABOUT IS IT GOING TO RECLASSIFY TO 2019 OR STAY IN 20 MAYBE HE GOES PRO AND PLAYS OVERSEAS THAT WAS ONE OF THE CONSIDERATIONS. BUT HE’S AT HILLCREST PREP. MY UNDERSTANDING IS HE’S NOT GOING TO PLAY THIS SEASON.


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