Muldrow Set To Visit Arkansas

Arkansas' search for linebackers has taken it to Wesson, Miss., Copiah-Lincoln CC where head coach Bret Bielema's visit last month has resulted in former South Carolina player and current West Virginia pledge Edward Muldrow III (6-4, 220) deciding to visit the Razorbacks on Dec. 13-15.

With a second chance to play in the SEC, Wesson, Miss., Copiah-Lincoln Community College linebacker and mid-term graduate Edward Muldrow III (6-4, 220) wants to take a good long look at it.

That's why the current West Virginia pledge – and former South Carolina player - plans to take an official visit to Arkansas on Dec. 13-15.

"I am visiting (Arkansas) on the 13th," Muldrow texted Sunday.

The former Snellville, Ga., South Gwinnett prep star – who will have two years to play two at the next level - does not have any other visits scheduled at this time.

"Naw, not right now," Muldrow texted. "But I took my WVU visit a long time ago. That loss last night was disheartening, though."

Muldrow was referring to Iowa State's 52-44 triple-overtime win over West Virginia on Saturday as the Mountaineers (4-8) dropped their sixth game in seven outings under third-year coach Dana Holgorsen.

Arkansas (3-9) lost its last nine games of the season under first-year Razorback coach Bret Bielema, but showed improvement in its final three games of the season – including in a 31-27 loss to LSU in Baton Rouge in its season finale. That has certainly caught Muldrow's attention according to his dad Edward Muldrow II.

"I got a chance to watch the Arkansas-LSU game and I know my son did, too," the elder Muldrow said. "It was a tough loss for them, but you could really see the progress they have made and that they really had a chance to beat one of the nation's best teams.

"My son wants to take a real close look at Arkansas because they really have some pieces in place and the coaching staff they have gotten together really speaks for itself," Mr. Muldrow added. "There are great coaches at every position and they are clearly poised to have a great program in the future."

Muldrow originally signed with South Carolina out of high school and spent a semester there before being suspended for underage drinking and eventually transferring to Contra Coast CC in California.

He played there a year and then moved on to Copiah-Lincoln and has nine offers this time around in his recruiting process.

That list includes Arkansas, West Virginia, Oregon, Tennessee, Washington, Kansas, Arizona State, Iowa State and Utah State.

As Hawgs Illustrated early last month, Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema visited Copiah-Lincoln to check out Muldrow.

"Oregon has a great program and would really be bigger factor except for the distance," the elder Muldrow stated. "But when he spent time out in California at junior college, he really didn't like being so far from home so that kind of eliminated the chances of any schools out West."

Muldrow had some 15 offers out of high school, but committed to South Carolina early after getting it down to the Gamecocks and Florida State.

"Another reason he wants to visit Arkansas is that he committed to South Carolina so early last night without even experiencing any of the process," Mr. Muldrow said. "He was fine with his pledge to South Carolina, but wants to be certain this time by going through the process."

Muldrow was a 188-pound safety when he signed with the Gamecocks, but is now a 220-pound linebacker.

"He has gotten bigger and stronger and has absolutely no body fat at all," Mr. Muldrow added. "He plays the run really well and is great in coverage because of his speed and athletic ability."

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