All In For Arkansas

Pulaski Academy tight end Hunter Henry (6-6, 240) ends any doubt about his recruiting Monday when he confirms that he will indeed sign with Arkansas on Feb. 6 and notes he is going to do his best to help the Razorbacks land North Little Rock tailback Altee Tenpenny (6-09, 210) as well.

It's a few simple words, but they are very important ones to the Arkansas football coaching staff and Razorback fans.

"I'm all in. It is where I want to be. I just want to be a Razorback."

Those are the words of Pulaski Academy tight end Hunter Henry (6-6, 240), who confirmed Monday that he will indeed sign with Arkansas on Feb. 6, the national signing date.

Henry, a four-star prospect according to who committed to Arkansas back in July, made the statement after taking his official visit to Fayetteville this past weekend.

He had still been talking to coaches at national champion Alabama – were he had visited in November – and Georgia, where he had visited unofficially.

"It was just a great visit up there this weekend and I really loved getting to meet the coaches and hear what they had to say about their plan for the future," Henry said. "That's a great bunch of guys and I am excited that I am going to get to play for them."

His parents Mark and Jenny were likewise impressed by the Arkansas staff and head coach Bret Bielema, who has five tight ends he has coached in recent years now on NFL rosters.

"They were for sure," said Henry, whose other finalists were Stanford, Oklahoma and Vanderbilt. "They were really impressed by the staff."

Henry, who had 107 catches for 1,449 yards and 15 touchdowns this past season and is the nation's fourth-best TE prospect per,, got a chance to spend time with new Razorback tight end coach and former Arkansas player Barry Lunney, Jr.

"I have a great deal of respect for Coach Lunney and am excited about the chance I am going to have to play for him and get better," Henry said. "I think he is a very good coach and a very good guy all around."

The Razorback staff has offered seven high school players in the state this year and have commits from six of them in Henry, the Fayetteville trio of quarterback Austin Allen, linebacker Brooks Ellis and safety Alex Brignoni, Forrest City defensive end Tevin Beanum and Greenwood wide receiver Drew Morgan.

Those six were all on hand in Fayetteville this weekend along with the lone holdout – North Little Rock tailback Altee Tenpenny (6-0, 210), who committed to Alabama last January.

"I think we all had an awesome time and I talked to him about how he needs to join us and do great things with all these other guys here in the state," Henry said. "I am going to stay on him. It's certainly his decision, but I think we really do have a great shot to turn him and I am going to stay after him about it."

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