It was not exactly the offer from Arkansas that Pine Bluff's Austin McGehee wanted, but it is something he is proud to have.
The Razorbacks chose to offer a scholarship last Saturday after the Arkansas Specialists Camp to Argyle (Texas) kicker Cole Hedlund (5-10, 165) – who immediately committed to the program.
McGehee (6-1, 180), who also competed in the camp, was then offered a preferred walk on spot by Arkansas as a punter in the 2014 class.
"It is clearly something that I am honored by even if was disappointed at first about not getting the scholarship," McGehee said. "I am keeping my options open, but the opportunity to play at Arkansas is something that I am really excited about.
"I also feel like my future may be as a punter because I believe that is the thing that I do best, McGehee added. "I think I have a great feel for it."
It could also turn into a scholarship down the line for McGehee, who averaged 42 yards per punt last season and put 21 punts inside of the 20-yard line.
"They told me that there still could be a scholarship offer to me down the line because the guy that signed last season is still not in school yet and is having some grade issues," McGehee said. "We'll see how it works out. If I go to Arkansas as a walk on, I will try to earn a scholarship down the line."
McGehee is still hopeful to receive a scholarship offer from one or more several schools whose coaches he has kicked in front of this spring or summer.
"There's Oklahoma State, Purdue and SMU that have all said they are considering an offer," McGehee said. "I'm also planning on going to kick in front of coaches at Arizona and Houston later this summer."
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