Boyd Commits to Arkansas

Arkansas picks up its second OL of the 2012 recruiting class and its fifth overall pledge when Memphis Ridgeway standout Cordale Boyd (6-3, 292) pledges to sign with the Razorbacks.

Arkansas got out ahead of the pack in Memphis and has a big 2012 offensive line commit to show for it.

Memphis Ridgeway standout Cordale Boyd (6-3, 292) publicly committed to the Razorbacks Wednesday to bring the total pledges for the class to five.

"I came up to Fayetteville last month and just loved it," Boyd said. "I loved the coaches, the weight room, the academics and the whole atmosphere. Right away, once I got there, it just felt like home. (Arkansas head) Coach (Bobby) Petrino and his staff just made me feel so wanted and this is where I want to spend the next five years."

Boyd had offers from Arkansas, Vanderbilt, Memphis and Arkansas State with interest from LSU, Alabama, Auburn, Miami, Stanford, Duke and UCLA.

"There had been so many schools, but none of them really moved me like Arkansas," Boyd said. "I know Arkansas is where I am supposed to be."

Ridgeway head coach Duron Sutton says Arkansas is getting a great prospect.

"He's gotten interest from all over the SEC and other conferences and also schools like Duke and Stanford, but he fell in love with Arkansas early on and that is just where he wants to go," Sutton said. "They did a great job recruiting him and he was ready to give them a commit."

Boyd plays tackle for Ridgeway, but is likely to move to guard in college.

"Cordale is a great player with great feet," Sutton said. "He is a great pass blocker and certainly gets it done in the running game as well. He is hard-nosed, moves fast and gets the job done. He's also a great kid. We have never had any problems with him and he just works so hard."

Boyd joins Warren wide receiver Jalen Cobb (6-1, 180), Pottsville OL Jeremy Ward (6-4, 280), Port Arthur (Texas) Memorial tailback/wideout Nate Holmes (6-1, 185) and East Poinsett County linebacker A.J. Turner (6-2, 207) as Razorback commits.

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