Pruitt says he's finished with visits

All Jovan Pruitt has left in his recruiting process is signing his national letter of intent.

Dallas Bishop-Dunne offensive lineman Jovan Pruitt has just one step left in his recruiting process.

The 6-foot-6, 295-pound four-star is committed to Arkansas and signing his national letter of intent to play for the Razorbacks is all that is left. Pruitt said he does not intend to take any other visits after the dead period.

Pruitt said he garnered about 25 offers, but picking Arkansas became easy for him.

"It really just came out to me that this was the place that I needed to be," Pruitt said. "It was clear to me that it was what God wanted for me. That's how I look at it.

"In the past, (Arkansas) has been dominant. I just want to help them get back to playing dominant football that they are used to. Arkansas just needs more talent. And we're going to bring that in this year. Things are looking up for the future."

Pruitt took his last visit to Arkansas during the weekend of Dec. 13.

"I pretty much knew everything I was going to see because I had been there three or four times," he said. "I was really just looking forward to getting to know more people this time around. I met Jamichael Winston, Reeve Koehler, Dan Skipper, Drew Morgan, Jonathan Williams, Alex Collins, Brandon Allen and several of the other starters."

"Me and Skip really talked about each others' back stories and then what it takes to play in the SEC. But the players really gave me a lot of advice about staying humble and not getting big headed, too."

With the hope of contributing and possibly starting as a freshman like Skipper and Denver Kirkland did, Pruitt said he enjoyed meeting the players he will get to block for.

"Their character and personality were my favorite things about them," he said of Allen, Collins and Williams. "My favorite thing about Jonathan is that he always has a smile on his face. He's always happy and he's just a great person."

Despite Pruitt's several trips to Fayetteville, one of the city's most popular restaurants continued to impress top recruits like him.

"I went to the Catfish Hole and the atmosphere is great," Pruitt said. "I've never seen so many fans dedicated to the recruits. Especially when they told us to do the Hog Call. It was amazing."

Along with meeting several of Arkansas' team members, Pruitt has already developed a close relationship with Arkansas offensive line coach Sam Pittman.

"He's a character," Pruitt said. "He'll always teach you some sort of lesson. But with some of the music he listens to and the way he acts, he's sort of like a black man in a white man's body. He's got a lot of soul. That's something I like about him.

"And he's always telling me to push myself to make it to the first round. He tells me to keep being a hard worker I am and to keep aspiring.

"He's a great offensive line coach and I'm really looking forward to learning more and more from him. He has so much to offer that I can't really go into much detail about it, because there's too much for me to mention."





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