It appears that Arkansas and Florida are going to get the first chances to impress Fort Scott (Kan.) Community College defensive tackle Abu Lamin on their campuses.
Lamin (6-4, 300) is set to unofficially visit the Razorbacks on Monday and is in the process of setting up an official visit to see the Gators June 14-16.
"I am definitely coming down to see Arkansas on Monday and I am real excited about it," Lamin said. "It's a great program and they have been on me from the start so I wanted to go there first."
Florida offered a scholarship Saturday to Lamin – who now has 11 offers - and that is likely to bump a scheduled Nebraska visit to the side.
"I did indeed get an offer from Florida and that's a big-time offer, just like the Arkansas one," Lamin said. "These offers let me know how blessed I am and how my hard work has paid off. I feel really blessed.
"I was supposed to go to Nebraska on the 15th, but I think right now the plan is to go to Florida on an official visit," added Lamin, who is on pace to be a mid-term graduate and have three years to play at his next destination.
In addition to those three programs, Lamin also has offers from South Carolina, Tennessee, Arizona State, Auburn, Ball State, Southern Miss, Oregon State and Texas Tech.
"I can't really believe all this is happening," Lamin said. "You've got to remember I redshirted last year and have not played a single college game. These schools are offering me just off tape of my spring practices."
Lamin said on an Arkansas sports radio show Thursday night that the Razorbacks were his leader.
"You can still say that, or at least say they are at the very top," Lamin said. "But I do want to give every school that has reached out to me at least a look. Obviously I only have five visits, but I can check into all these schools."
Arkansas does have a big positive going for it in assistant coach Sam Pittman.
"I love Coach Pittman," Lamin said. "He was the first guy to really come after me and Arkansas has been there for me all the time. I can tell he cares about me as a student-athlete and not just as an athlete. That means a lot to me and I know I can trust him."
Lamin Set To Visit Arkansas Monday
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