In the last two weeks Fayetteville offensive lineman Ty Clary has seen a lot of Arkansas State.
And after Tuesday nights camp at Springdale, the Red Wolves decided they had seen enough of what they needed to see from Clary.
“Coach (Allen) Rudolph was the one who gave me the offer,’’ he said. “I was at the All-Arkansas camp in Little Rock and worked with them there.
“Coach worked with me a lot at the camp. He worked with everyone but I could tell he was taking an interest. And he told me he liked what I saw, how I was athletic and could bend, and he offered me.
The Red Wolves join Air Force and Coastal Carolina as FBS offers to go with one from Missouri State and five Division II offers.
Clary (6-foot-4, 280 pounds) said he was impressed with the talent at the Springdale combine.
“There were three or four guys there who were really good,’’ he said. “It was a lot of competition.”
Clary was even more impressed with his first trip to Jonesboro.
“I had never been and I know there is a lot of talk between Fayetteville and Jonesboro but when I visited the campus I was really impressed,’ he said. “I did not know everything would be that big and that nice. I was very surprised. What I saw impressed me. My mom was really surprised too.”
He said he and mother stopped by Jonesboro and their way from Columbia, Mo., to Memphis.
Clary is the third in-state offensive lineman to be offered by the Red Wolves. Hunter Moreton of Fort Smith Southside is an A-State commit.
“I think the coach liked me because of the way I was able to bend,’’ he said. “I think i am pretty athletic for my size. I guess maybe they do too. And I’m not a 300-pound lineman yet.”
He said he planned to visit Air Force this summer and maybe Coastal Carolina.