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Arkansas Razorback Football Recruiting Notebook

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - By Otis Kirk

Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy defensive end Eric Gregory visited Arkansas this weekend. He is committed to the Hogs and set to enroll at midterm.

Following the visit Gregory talked about how it went and if he still feels he made the right decision.

"Yes sir, for sure," Gregory said. "I came down here and started loving it even more. I committed again. I loved everything about it. Everything."

What was the highlight of the visit and did it meet your expectations?

"Probably being in the locker room with the players and just hanging out with them after the game," Gregory said. "Oh yeah, it met my expectations very well. I loved it."

Did you get a feel for the other recruits?

"Taurean (Carter), and the other d-lineman who has a cast, Enoch (Jackson)," Gregory said. "I've been talking to all of them. They're some good boys."

Williams Taking Care of Business

Joe T. Robinson defensive end Zach Williams is another defensive end who is set to enroll at Arkansas at midterm.

Williams has made numerous unofficial visits to Arkansas and is very familiar with the school. His father, Rickey, was an outstanding linebacker with the Razorbacks. The younger Williams talked about the official visit.

"It was great," Williams said. "I got to meet my new teammates. I got to meet present players so it was nice."

How do you feel about your commitment, really good?

"Yes I feel comfortable," Williams said. "I feel I made the right decision. I'm not doubting myself. I'm feeling really good."

Do you see a lot of overall improvement in Arkansas from the beginning of the season until now?

"Not many people can score over 30 points on Alabama so that was pretty good," Williams said.

What are your plans between now and when you enroll at midterm?

"I am just gonna work on my finishing my courses for English and [Pre-Calculus] so I can graduate," Williams said. "I'm gonna get stronger and faster so I can keep on doing good."

Versatile Offensive Lineman Loves Hogs

Jenks (Okla.) offensive lineman Brady Latham is also familiar with Arkansas having made several unofficial visits to Fayetteville.

"I had a good time," Latham said. "I loved the game. You can see improvement. I really trust in Coach Morris and think he's an awesome coach. I had a great time with the other recruits. I just can't wait to be up here."

What did you learn during this visit that maybe you didn't know previously?

"I knew this, but you can really see that Coach (Chad) Morris is building a foundation," Latham said. "They talked about that a lot while we were up here."

Like Williams, Latham enjoyed getting to see some of the other commitments.

"My favorite part was meeting the new recruits, because we follow each other on Twitter, but I hadn't been able to meet any of them face-to-face and talk to them," Latham said. "So I really enjoyed that."

Feel good about any of the uncommitted ones?

"They all had a really good time, and we'll get a couple of them that haven't committed yet," Latham said.

Did you talk to Saddleback College offensive tackle Tim Anderson?

"Yes, he's a super cool guy and I hope he commits," Latham said.

Outstanding Cornerback

Murfreesboro (Tenn.) Blackman cornerback Adonis Otey is a top recruit who chose Arkansas previously this summer.

When he got to Fayetteville for the visit he tweeted, "Home sweet home." What was the reasoning for that?

"The driver just wanted to show us the red of the stadium," Otey said. "So we just drove by it was pretty nice."

Were you recruiting the non-committed guys?

"Most definitely," Otey said. "I was recruiting (Mansfield Legacy safety) Jalen Catalon. I was trying to get him to go ahead and jump on board."

What do you think of Arkansas' chances there?

"It was pretty hot," Otey said. "I mean he should commit soon."

What did you learn about the program that maybe you didn't know the first time?

"I feel like they are getting better each week," Otey said. "They put up the most points and yards any team has against Alabama."

How did it feel to get teammate and wide receiver Trey Knox on board?

"It felt pretty nice," Otey said. "We have been playing together since middle school. So now we will play together in college make it even better."

 


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