Play-Making Safety

Dollarway senior safety Joshua Liddell (6-1, 195) was one of the standouts at this week's Arkansas Football Camp and put himself firmly on the Razorback recruiting radar with his performance

The way Dollarway play-making safety Joshua Liddell (6-1, 195, 4.5) sees it, he got done just what he wanted to do the last few days at Arkansas' Football Camp.

That was placing his name firmly on the Razorbacks' recruiting radar, something Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema told him that he had accomplished.

"Coach Bielema told me they were only going to sign two safeties, but they were very happy with what they saw and they really wanted me to come back to their camp in July so they could evaluate me some more," Liddell said.

"He also said they were really going to be following me during the season and that it really could work out for me," Liddell added.

Liddell had a whopping 16 interceptions in his first two high school seasons – 12 of which came in a breakout sophomore season..

He also rushed for 1,394 yards and 12 touchdowns..

That has already earned him offers from Memphis, UAPB and Louisiana-Monroe, who just offered last week while there are some others showing interest..

"There's also Arkansas State, Louisiana Tech and Arkansas," But he doesn't try to hide the fact that the one he really covets is Arkansas.

"It would mean a lot to me," Liddell said. "I work hard everyday and this is where I want to come. It would be really special to come here. My whole family is Razorback fans."

Liddell had already met Arkansas assistant Barry Lunney and was excited about the chance to work with Razorback defensive coordinator Chris Ash.

"Coach Lunney and Coach Ash are cool guys," Liddell said. "I like them. At last year's camp I was trying to learn everything and just let it sink in.

"When I came here this time it was about coming in, getting ready and getting evaluated by the coaches," Liddell added.

He was happy with what he heard from them after working out at safety, cornerback and running back.

"The feedback from the coaches was really good," Liddell said. "They were encouraging me. They said I got better every day. Each drill I did I just got more comfortable and did better every day. I'm better at safety."

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