Mike's On Call

Arizona prep offensive lineman Andrew Mike's weekend started off in a much different manner than the other six recruits that took official visits to Arkansas this weekend, but it left him wowed.

Tucson, Ariz., offensive lineman Andrew Mike's official visit to Arkansas this weekend started off with a bang.

More specificially, it started off with the four-star prospect getting to view a Advanced Orthpedic Speicalists surgery and the future pre-med major loving every minute of it.

"It was pretty cool to see a torn labrum surgery got all dressed up in the gear and watched it and it was really cool to be able to experience it for he first time and see what they do," Mike said.

Mike was clear that the weekend moved Arkansas way up on a list that also includes Florida, Arizona and Washington.

"It definitely increased them," Mike said. "...Good experience, good to get out here, learn more about the school, be able to fit in with the kids and experience what they experience every day."

Getting to know Arkansas offensive line coach Sam Pittman more was also a positive according to Mike.

"Love him," Mike said. "Good guy and knows what he's talking about and can get guys in the league. "Good guy, too, and really cares about the linemen."

Pittman visited Mike and his dad on Thursday ahead of the visit.

"(Pittman) came to our high school and visited with our head coach (on Thursday)," Mike said. "It was a good time. He's a great guy. He's funny. From what I have learned from the other kids, he coaches them in a good way and is helpful."

  Mike's host this weekend were tight end Hunter Henry and offensive lineman Dan Skipper.

"Being able to hang out with the O-linemen, being able to experience and get to know them and what they do."

Mike has a visit to Florida scheduled next weekend.

"Right now I don't really have a top three or anything," Mike said. "It definitely let me know what they're all about....Arizona is still in it. Washington a little bit, too."

Mike's dad Steve was also impressed.

"I think he liked it more than he expected," Mike said. "Never being out here, you don't know what to (expect), but he liked it a lot."

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