Oklahoma QB Recruit Has Hog Ties

Despite attending high school at Sequoyah High School in Oklahoma, quarterback prospect Brayden Scott said he was "born and raised a Hogs fan."

Even though Brayden Scott has played his high school career in Oklahoma, the Sequoyah High School quarterback has ties to the Arkansas athletics program.

The Tahlequah, Okla. native moved to Oklahoma after the seventh grade, but he said he was "born and raised a Hogs fan" in Arkansas.

Along with being born in the Natural State, Scott said he also has familial ties to Razorbacks athletics.

"Growing up, my grandpa had season tickets to (Arkansas) football, baseball and basketball games," Scott said.

"My uncle was a manager for the 1994 (basketball) national championship team and my other grandpa played football for Arkansas in 1964, when they won the national championship, next to Jerry Jones and guys like that."

In addition to his familial ties to Fayetteville, Sequoyah's field general said he is familiar with the Allen family, which consists of Arkansas assistant coach Bobby Allen, Arkansas quarterback Brandon Allen and Fayetteville High School quarterback Austin Allen.

"I have a connection with Coach Allen and his son Austin," Scott said. "I have had a tremendous relationship with Brandon and Austin Allen since eighth grade, because I have been to combines with them.

"I know that family well and have a good relationship with them."

Scott took an unofficial visit to Arkansas on Friday, April 6. Since his visit, Jeff Long fired former head coach Bobby Petrino, but Scott said he has grown close to offensive coordinator Paul Petrino.

"Before (Paul Petrino) came to Arkansas, I had a good relationship with Garrick McGee and I was disappointed when he left, but Paul Petrino is a great guy and I really respect him and everything he believes in," Scott said.

"He said he has gotten to see my highlight tape, but he really wants to see me in person and I truly respect that. The quarterback position is a very big part of the offense and plays a big part on a team, so I'm looking forward to that.

"I like everything that he teaches. He's a good guy and there's not anything I don't like about him."

The four-star quarterback has received 13 offers so far. Scott said a few schools that have stuck out to him so far in the recruiting process are Alabama, Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Tulsa. Aside from his personal ties to the University, Scott said a couple of other factors spark his interest to play for the Razorbacks.

"I like how Arkansas does business," he said. "I like how the offense is set and I love the fans. I have a twitter page and Arkansas fans are more welcoming than any other fans I've been around.

"I just love the fan base and all of the coaches."

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