One trip left for Felton

Robert Felton is biding his time for at least one more week before ending the stress of recruiting. In that period of time, the giant (6-5, 329) offensive guard from Houston (TX) Cy Creek HS will trip to Arkansas for a visit with Houston Nutt's Razorback squad.

After the trip to Arkansas, Robert Felton intends to make a final decision and commit to the program that best fits his needs. On Sunday, Felton told Cat Tracks that he has always believed that a decision should be finalized by mid-January.

"I believe that by the 17th (of January), you should have it narrowed down because the 5th of February isn't that far away so I need to be narrowing this stuff down and getting it nailed," Felton told Cat Tracks. "It has been stressful, but it has not been a bad kind of stress."

Felton said that the trip to Arkansas will be the first time he has ever been to the SEC school's campus.

"I need to talk to some of those guys from this area and find out why they selected Arkansas," Felton said, citing former Arizona recruiting target Tony Ugoh as one person he would like to talk to about the choice of Arkansas. "I just need to talk to someone like Tony and ask him why he made the decision he did."

Felton said that Arizona is still his clear favorite at the present time while promising a decision shortly after his visit to Arkansas on Jan. 10.

Cat fans who are crossing their fingers may want to pray for cold weather in Arkansas this coming weekend as Felton was favorably impressed with the mild temperatures on his trip to Tucson. Felton also took note of the climate on his most recent recruiting trip to Lawrence, Kansas.

"It wasn't cold when I got there but a front moved in while I was there and it got cold. Kansas was nice, but I still have Arizona at the top of my list."

Felton appears to be almost anxious for all the recruiting hoopla to come to an end, telling Cat Tracks that the recruiting interest has put his weight training and lifting program on hold.

"Once my fourth hour class is over there have been coaches coming by the school, some coming to my home and some even coming to my work. Once I finish that trip to Arkansas, I'll commit and then I'll be able to start my lifting program in earnest."

Wherever he opts to attend college, Felton expects to arrive on the campus early on in the summer.

"I'd like to get into one of those 'New Start' type of programs and maybe get one of my English classes out of the way and start the adjustment to college; start working out with my new team."

If the Wildcats have an advantage in the recruitment of Felton, it is the success that Arizona has enjoyed with other Houston area gridiron products, including current Wildcat receiver Biren Ealy. Also not to be discounted is the fact that Felton is being recruited by Rob Ianello, who has compiled an amazing record of success in snatching prospects from the Houston area.

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