While Arkansas re-gained Jared Cornelius for its 2014 recruiting class Wednesday, Corey McBride's confidence in the Razorbacks has been rock solid since his visit over the weekend.
McBride, a 6-foot-2, 175-pound wide receiver from Geismar Dutchtown (La.) High School, visited Arkansas with fellow teammate and receiver Torrance Mosley. Both wideouts are committed to the Razorbacks.
"We grew up with each other and have played ball together since middle school basically," McBride said. "Going to the next level with him is going to be an amazing experience."
McBride also described the official visit as "amazing." In addition to getting a feel for dorm life by staying with cornerback Tevin Mitchel, McBride said he got to go to the end-of-the-year banquet, ate a lot, toured the facilities and ate some more.
"It was really, really good. I had a blast and I can't wait to come down there and play," he said. "I really just had a great time."
Of all the food he ate on the visit, his favorite was Catfish Hole, which should come as no surprise to those native to northwest Arkansas.
But McBride said he and Mosley know that college is not only about fun, when it comes to off-the-field activities.
"We were interested in academics and they have amazing academics and they take the time to make sure that they are doing all the right things so that we leave college with a degree," McBride said.
He said he did have time to discuss football and where he would play when he steps onto the gridiron. McBride said he would play the "x," outside receiver role with some slot work while he thinks Mosley (5-foot-10, 175 pounds) would likely play almost exclusively in the slot.
Overall, McBride said he has confidence in the Razorbacks' offensive coaching staff.
"They know how to get yards and how to get into the endzone," he said. "I think I can have an impact on that and an offense that is scoring points wins games, so that's what I'm looking forward to doing."
McBride has a close relationship with assistant coach Michael Smith, who will serve as his positional coach once he is on campus.
"I know I can talk to him if I need anything," he said of Smith. "He's good at making sure I do what I need to do to get to Arkansas and he's almost like a father figure to me."
McBride "can't wait" to stay on campus
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