Impact Defender

Arkansas knows it needs to go out and get some impact defenders for next season and one of those the Razorbacks would love to add is Los Angeles (CA) Harbor CC defensive end Austin Flynn (6-4, 255, 4.55), who will take his official visit this weekend to check out the Razorback program.

Arkansas will get a visit from a defensive end that believes he can make an impact right away next season in the SEC.

The Razorbacks do so as well and that's why they are bringing Los Angeles (CA) Harbor College standout Austin Flynn (6-4, 255, 4.55) – a mid-term graduate - this weekend for an official visit.

"I can't wait to get out there and check out the facilities and be around the coaches and players," Flynn said. "Arkansas has a great program and seems to have everything I am looking for and I am excited about getting their for the first time and seeing everything up close."

Flynn – who bench presses 455 pounds - is coming off a redshirt sophomore season in which he had 11 sacks, 16 tackles for lost yardage among his 45 stops during the 7-4 campaign.

He also had a whopping 21 quarterback hurries and chipped in three passes batted down at the line of scrimmage.

"I believe that my biggest strength is how I can get after the passer," Flynn said. "I need to get better as a run defender, but I think I am pretty solid there as well. I just feel like I can be better at everything and I work hard to try and do that."

Flynn is scheduled to visit Arkansas this weekend, Oklahoma on Dec. 9-11 and tentatively slated to visit Oregon State on Dec. 16-18.

The California native also has offers from Boise State, San Jose State, Iowa State and Utah State.

The junior college signing date is Dec. 15.

"Those are the trips that I have scheduled right now and I might take the other two, but if I get somewhere like Arkansas and just love it, then I could just commit right away," Flynn said.

Flynn had 34 tackles and 8 sacks his freshman season before finding himself academically ineligible to play as a sophomore.

"I took care of things and came back strong both on the field and in the classroom," Flynn said. "I'm good to go and will be ready to come someplace and learn the playbook and practice this spring."

Flynn finished up playing at South Torrance High school in 2007 and then grayshirted at Los Angeles Harbor before getting his eligibility clock ticking in 2009.

"I feel like there is a reason for everything and this path has led me to a point to where I am now about to play on an elite level," Flynn said. "I feel like I am now fully prepared to come in and make an impact to the best of my ability."

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