"The part that is very important for me to understand not only the player we are bringing in here, but the type of person we are bringing in here," Bielema said. "I am a big believer in this – obviously there are a lot of young men in the United States that can play great football, but you have to fit in here with the ideas and the beliefs and the system itself. Arkansas, academically has a strong reputation in those things.
Bielema said that he planned to call all of Arkansas' commitments on Wednesday night.
"I will review their film in the next 24 hours and make sure we want to move forward with every kid that is committed to us," Bielema said. "There are a couple that I have already seen that I know we want."
Bielema will be in Fayetteville until Monday when he heads out on the recruiting trail.
"As a head coach, you can only go once to see a kid," Bielema said. "So if I am coming to see you, I only have one chance to meet your mom and dad, your uncles and brothers, your minister, your teacher, whoever it is. I have one chance to go into your school, but assistants get to go into it six times.
"When I decide to go in, I wouldn't want to use that unless you are somebody I know I want," Bielema added.
The new Arkansas coach took a chance to talk to prospects from the microphone, too.
"To future recruits in Arkansas, I will tell you this that one of the first things that attracted me to Arkansas is that it is just the University of Arkansas in this state," he said. "I realize there are other universities, but nobody is playing Division I football at the level that we are going to play.
"If anyone in this state can play at a championship level we need them here at the University of Arkansas. That is very, very important.
"I've learned that during my coaching tenure at every state university if you can't solidify things here in state and they are going to play in another state then you're not going to be as good as you can be. It's going to be important from his day forward that we carry that thought of throwing a fence around the state borders and realize that everybody needs to stay here at home and represent us in a very positive manner.
"No matter if I am here in the state of Arkansas or I am in the state of Texas or if I am in Florida or I am anywhere that maybe Arkansas hasn't gone before because I have a special connection with a high school coach or a program that believes in what we are then we will recruit uncommon men here. We will recruit men that are held to higher standards. I don't want people to be normal. I want them to be uncommon. I want them to be the standard that is set in the world of college football on and off the field."