Tyler Cogswell has yet to play his senior year of high school, but he stood next to offensive coordinator Paul Petrino and observed Tyler Wilson, Brandon Mitchell and Brandon Allen throwing the ball over the weekend.
The 6-foot-5 signal caller said he loved the experience and that he is ready to get his senior season underway as well.
"It's a great opportunity to see how they do things and gets me excited for being a Razorback and gets me excited for my senior year, too," Cogswell said.
Petrino, who was known to chase after wide receivers as their position coach in his first season as offensive coordinator for the Razorbacks, can be an aggressive coach, but Cogswell said he enjoyed being able to see his coaching style in action.
"I actually committed to Coach Petrino and I have a great relationship with him," Cogswell said. "I love his intensity and the way he likes to make sure things get done. He's a perfectionist and I like that about him."
In addition to seeing the veterans, like Wilson, Cobi Hamilton and Chris Gragg, at work, the Plantation (Fla.) American Heritage quarterback got a look at some of his future teammates. Cogswell attended the newcomers practice and got to see the new faces at wide receiver, which include Keon Hatcher, D'Arthur Cowan, (junior) Demetrius Wilson, Eric Hawkins and MeKale McKay.
"The freshmen look great," Cogswell said. "Obviously they're still working on learning the system, but from what I have seen of them, they have looked really good."
Since committing to Arkansas, the recruiting process has slowed down for the quarterback who had received offers from several schools, including Nebraska, Hawaii and other schools closer to home. Still, Cogswell said he is comfortable with his commitment and is not looking for anything more than the Razorbacks can provide.
"It shocks some people (that I'm committed to Arkansas) because coming from Florida, they expect me to go to a school in Georgia or Alabama or somewhere closer, but I don't have an area I really want to stay in and Arkansas is a perfect fit for me," Cogswell said.
"The program is great and I love how all of the fans support the Razorbacks and how the campus is set up. I just love everything about the campus. I really can't wait to put some pads on and play for the Razorbacks."
Cogswell gets a taste of Arkansas practice
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