Arkansas tailback pledge Juan Day of North Little Rock took a visit to Fayetteville on Saturday and left even more committed to the Razorbacks than when he came.
Day (6-1, 210) – one of 15 of so 2014 and 2015 prospects who were on campus on Saturday – got a chance to meet with the new Arkansas staff, tour campus and take in the Razorbacks' 73-60 basketball win over Kentucky.
"It was a great visit and I left knowing that I am on the same page as the coaches," Day said. "It's just a great group of coaches that I can't wait to play for when I get done with high school."
Day, who rushed for about 1,000 yards last season while splitting time and carries with Alabama signee Altee Tenpenny, got to spend time with both running backs coach Joel Thomas and Razorback head coach Bret Bielema.
"Coach Thomas is a really cool guy and someone that I know is going to help make me the best player I can be," Day said. "Right before the basketball game I got to talk to Coach Bielema and he told me to be ready to come in and play right away because they don't have a ton of tailbacks on campus right now."
Day – one of three Razorback 2014 commits - made the trip with a trio of teammates, including junior cornerback Kavin Alexander (5-9, 180).
"Kavin really enjoyed it as well and I think he is close to getting an offer from Arkansas and some other schools," Day said. "Her loves what he is seeing up there in Fayetteville as well."
Day will be participating in the Under Armour combine in Dallas in two weeks and also has plans to go to a couple of Nike events and a the Razorback summer camps.
Eventual Class 7A state champion Fayetteville edged North Little Rock late in semifinal game that will push the Charging Wildcats in the offseason per Day.
"Yes, that loss still hurts and is going to make us work harder in the offseason to get better every day," Day said. "The group of guys we have coming back are all friends, we hang out together and we are going to push each other."
While Tenpenny left the state to go to Alabama, Day said he learned one thing from the young man that should be pleasing to Arkansas fans.
"I learned from him that when you make a commitment, you should be sure of it and you should honor it no matter what other coaches or the media say," Day said. "I know I want to be a Razorback and I'm going to be."
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