While on their unofficial visit to Arkansas this weekend, Metairie (La.) Archbishop Rummel teammates Henre' Toliver (6-1, 170) and and Dwayne Eugene (6-1, 215) got to watch as the current Razorback squad was shown its new locker room for the first time on Friday.
By the end of the weekend, the two cousins knew it was going to be their locker room as well.
Both cornerback Toliver and Eugene – who says Arkansas' coaches has told him he would play outside linebacker for them – committed to the Razorbacks as part of a banner Saturday that saw five new pledges.
"It was great getting to see those guys go into the locker room for the first time," Toliver said. "They were all excited and jumping around and just all fired up about what Arkansas has now. I got a lot of it on video. It was very exciting for us as well and we know now that we are going to be in a facility that is the best in the country."
Toliver chose Arkansas over some 15 others suitors, including Oklahoma, Nebraska, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Mississippi State, Vanderbilt and Arizona State.
He was actually scheduled to take visits to Oklahoma, Louisville, Vanderbilt and Kentucky next week, but will not do that now.
"There's no reason to do so now," Toliver said. "I know this is the right place for me. It fits me athletically, socially and academically. I am excited about having recruiting over with and knowing this is the place for me. I feel so at home and I just love the coaches and the facilities."
Toliver, who had 24 tackles and three interceptions last season, will be playing college football with his cousin.
"Dwyane and I have been teammates playing football since we were six years old," Toliver said. "It's a great feeling to know that is going to stay the same way when we go to college."
Eugene, who had 64 tackles and three interceptions last season and has grown from a safety into a linebacker, expressed that same sentiment.
"Arkansas is just perfect for me and perfect for us and it's exciting that we are going to be cvollege teammates, just the same as we have been since we were six," Eugene said. "Not only does Arkansas have great coaches and great facilities, but I am going to be a business major and they have one of the best business schools in the country and a top 25 school overall when it comes to education.
"The coaches also think I can do a great job for them as an outside linebacker," Eugene said. "They liked what they saw out of me at camp and think that is going to be where I best fit in college as I continue to get bigger and stronger."
Eugene chose the Razorbacks over Arizona, Western Kentucky, Tulane, Louisiana Tech and Louisiana-Monroe.
"It was a very easy decision once we got here and saw this place," Eugene said. "Everything is just brand new and top of the line and the coaches are great. This is where we are meant to be."
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