Arkansas Offers Younger Gragg

Pine Bluff sophomore-to-be - the younger brother of Razorback tight end Chris Gragg - was one of the best prospects on hand at Arkansas' football camp and left with an offer from the program.

It's probably not fair to throw a "can't miss" label on someone who has not played his first high school game, but not many sophomores-to-be look, run and catch the ball like Will Gragg.

That's why Gragg (6-4, 235) – the brother of current Arkansas star tight end Chris Gragg – was offered a scholarship Tuesday by the Razorbacks after he finished up their camp.

"I am just excited and thankful to God," Gragg said. "I had a great camp - or so they say - and he (Arkansas recruiting coordinator Tim Horton) just put it on the table. It is great to have the opportunity to come and we will just see what happens. He (Chris Gragg) will be excited."

The younger Gragg - who will suit up this fall for Pine Bluff after playing junior high football for Monticello - .will likely take his time in committing to see what happens with the Razorback coaching situation at the in of the season.

"I don't know (when)," Gragg said. "We will just have to see how everything plays out. We have seen off of what has happened in the past how coaches can change so we've got to see how it plays out." Gragg is excited about the move to Pine Bluff.

"It's going to be pretty good," Gragg said. "Monticello ran the Wing-T, which really didn't involve throwing the ball to the tight end. Pine Bluff does throw the tight end so it will be more beneficial to me."

Gragg believes he is a much better player than he was at the camp last season.

"I think I did pretty good, but there is a lot of room for improvement," Gragg said. "I have got to improve on things that I did do well to be a better football player.

Gragg thinks part of that is because he is in better shape - down 10 pounds from 245.

"I think I have gotten a lot more toned up with my body and my footwork has gotten better," Gragg said. "I have gotten faster, too."

"I still have to get better on my footwork and technique," Gragg added. "I will have to get useto the speed of the game in high school. I know it is going to be a lot faster than junior high."

Gragg says that there is no chance in him getting the big head.

"My mom won't allow that and my brother is all over me about staying humble as well," Gragg said. "They tell me to just keep God first and work hard."

Chris Gragg is the top-rated senior tight end on ESPN analyst Mel Kiper's Big Board.

"He's handled it well and kept his head on straight," the younger Gragg said. "He just wants to make big plays, help Arkansas win and keep that number one ranking."





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