Cantrell Commits To Arkansas

Roland, Okla., tight end Austin Cantrell (6-3, 249) has taken two trips to Fayetteville this week to watch Arkansas practice and committed to the Razorbacks after watching the team workout on Thursday.

Roland, Okla., junior tight end Austin Cantrell just needed five days to know where he will spend the next four or five years.

Cantrell (6-3, 249) took in his second Arkansas practice since Sunday when he came to Fayetteville on Thursday and committed to the Razorbacks before he left.

"I have been here twice now and it just seems like a perfect fit for me," Cantrell said. "They have great facilities and I really love the coaches. I just didn't see any reason to wait."

Cantrell, lining up at both tight end and in the backfield, caught 9 passes for 268 yards and rushed 41 times for 374 yards and numerous touchdowns – including four in one game – this past season.

"I feel like I run really good routes, have good speed and good hands," Cantrell said. "I think overall I am just a pretty good athlete, but like everybody else I want to get bigger and stronger and faster."

He really liked what he saw in practice on Thursday, including a skirmish between tight end Hunter Henry and safety Tiquention Coleman.

"It was a lot of fun and a really spirited practice," Cantrell said. "They were out there in pads and really getting after it."

Cantrell was also getting interest from Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Tulsa among others, but he's sold on Razorback head coach Bret Bielema.

"Arkansas just has everything I need and I really, really like Coach Bielema and believe in what he is doing," Cantrell said. "I want to be a part of it."

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