Ahoy Skipper

Arkansas lands a big recruit - both literally and figuratively - when Colorado prep offensive lineman Dan Skipper (6-10, 295) commits to Arkansas over Ohio State, Michigan, Tennessee and Ole Miss.

Arkansas kept its recruiting momentum going on Monday when Arvada (CO) Ralston Valley offensive lineman Dan Skipper chose Arkansas over several tradition-rich programs.

Skipper (6-10, 295), chose the Razorbacks over Michigan , Ohio State, Tennessee and Ole Miss after taking visits to all those schools.

The Razorbacks' visit certainly left a great impression on Skipper, who becomes the 17th commit or signee in this 2013 recruiting class

"I was blown away by everything the school had to offer from the academic support part to the athletic program to the passion and support of the fans," Skipper said after the visit. "It really was something I have never quite experienced before and I can't say enough about about it."

Skipper, who made the trip with his parents, had a previous relationship with current Arkansas offensive coordinator Jim Chaney and offensive lineman Sam Pittman when both were at Tennessee.

"They are both great guys and I have great relationships with both of them," Skipper said. "They are both great coaches and great people."

Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema made a point during the visit that resonated with Skipper and fellow Razorback offensive line commit Reeve Koehler (6-3, 330).

"Coach Bielema was telling Reeve and I on Friday that the two of us probably have the best relationship with Coach Chaney and Coach Pittman of anybody that would be on the Arkansas team," Skipper said. "He said that we really should take that into consideration and make it a factor in our decision."

Skipper, also a standout first baseman in baseball, was given the tour of Arkansas' current facilities and could see what they are building with the new operations center.

"Everybody has great facilities," Skipper said. "It's not about the buildings. It's about the people inside the buildings. That is where Arkansas really has an advantage."

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