Arkansas Adds Flowers, Weir

Alabama prep defensive end Trey Flowers (6-3, 250) and Canadian athlete Brett Weir (6-4, 220) pledged to sign with Arkansas on Wednesday's national signing date after taking official visits this weekend.

It will be the SEC instead of the ACC for late-blooming Flowers and Arkansas is also adding a Canadian standout sometime in the future.

Trey Flowers (6-3, 250, 4.8), a defensive end/linebacker from Huntsville (AL) Columbia confirmed Sunday that he had flipped from the Yellow Jackets to the Razorbacks.

"My decision was based on the coaching staff being very welcoming and the city of Fayetteville being more like a college town and the environment that I want to be in," Flowers said. "It was a tough decision, but it is the right decision for me."

Brett Weir (6-4, 220), from St. Thomas Aquinas (London, Ontario, Canada), also committed to Arkansas on Sunday as an athlete after playing quarterback this season.

But a decision has not been made on whether Weir will come to Arkansas in the summer of 2011 or Jan. 2012.

"They said it would just be on whether they have a scholarship available or not," Weir said. "They don't know yet whether I would play offense or defense."

The pair made it 30 commits for Arkansas although some names on that list are expected to fall off before Wednesday's national signing date.

"The opportunity to play in the SEC is a big draw too as the games will be closer for my parents to come to like Alabama next season and Auburn the next year," Flowers said. "The SEC is arguably the best conference out there with all the titles and I think I can reach my full potential going up against the best players in the best conference."

Flowers had 127 tackles this season, including a whopping 22 sacks and 20 other tackles for lost yardage.

He also had five forced fumbles and an interception this season while playing defensive end and linebacker for a 5-5 squad.

"Arkansas sees me as a big defensive end," Flowers said. "They think I will get a little taller and a little bigger and be able to bring it from the edge. I really enjoyed being around my future teammates."

Flowers' visit was one on the down-low because of Georgia Tech head coach Paul Johnson's policy of yanking scholarships from committed prospects who take other visits.

Flowers, ranked as three-star prospect by one major service and yet to be ranked by Scout.com, plans to major in civil engineering and has a 4.0 grade point average.

He was also considering UAB.

"It was tough to commit to one school, but Arkansas called me Monday night right after I had committed to Georgia Tech," Flowers said. "It was just something that I had to look into for my future. They are both great schools, but I feel like Arkansas is the best one for me."

Weir, who passed for 2,000 yards and ran for over 1,000, took unofficial visits to Ohio State, Wisconsin and Michigan. He is being recruited by Arkansas assistant John L. Smith.


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