Kiero Small is used to putting guys flat on the back on the football field and he'll continue to do so next season - but as a fullback instead of a linebacker.
Small (5-9, 255), who has starred at linebacker the past two seasons for Hartnell, went public with his pledge to Arkansas on Monday night and is looking forward to being a Razorback.
"I love contact and I love making big hits on a football field," Small said. "I played running back in high school and feel very comfortable at that position. I am coming down there to help in any way I can."
Small, a former Maryland high school standout, took his official visit to Arkansas on Jan. 20-22.
"I just really loved the coaches and the players and the atmosphere down there at Arkansas," Small said. "There are a lot of great guys there and it is a program that is taking off and competing for championships."
Small had 109 tackles as a freshman and 120 as a sophomore, but he'll be looking to take over the role that Razorback senior fullback Van Stumon had this season.
"I like what they do there with the fullback," Small said. "I can catch the ball out of the fullbacks, can get those tough yards and I can certainly clear out some room for the tailbacks. Like I said, I like contact and that's perfect for me."
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