Arkansas 2015 quarterback commit Ty Storey probably had the opportunity to watch more of the Razorbacks three current signal callers than any fan or member of the media this spring.
Storey (6-3, 215) not only took in all the scrimmages – including Saturday's Red-White game, but also several week-day practices where he had a chance to observe starter Brandon Allen and back-ups Austin Allen and Rafe Peavey.
"I saw good things out of all three of them during the practices and scrimmages that I got to see," Storey said. "Brandon didn't have a great first half, but I think he came back and looked really good in the second half.
"I can tell from the practices that I have seen that he is healthy and more confident in what he is doing and more of a leader," Storey added. "The team has a lot of confidence in him. You can see that. The other two are really coming on and have a lot of potential.
"I talked to Rafe he said that getting the extra reps when they moved the other quarterbacks (A.J. Derby and Damon Mitchell) has really helped the both of them learn more and get a better handle on things," Storey continued.
Storey, who threw for 4,300 yards and 48 touchdowns last season, says that the way the older Allen has handled criticism from Razorback fans is something that he is learning from as he goes along.
"Brandon is a good guy and one that is very even-keeled and doesn't get too high when things are going good or too low when fans are getting on him," Storey said. "He just goes about his business and tries to get better."
Storey is now playing baseball his third successful sport of the school year.
He led his football team to a state championship, his basketball team to the title game and is hitting nearly .700 at the plate now in baseball.
"I'm feeling really good at the plate and have really been making a lot of great contact," Storey said. "It's fun getting up there and hitting right now."
Charleston will get its spring practice underway in two weeks.
"I'm worried I'm going to have to miss a few practices because of baseball, which I am a little bummed about," Storey said. "But I'll just jump in when I can."
Storey feels blessed to be with such a good group in Charleston.
"We are a close bunch and just come to work every day, work hard and believe in each other," Storey said. "That's why we have been able to have so much success."
Story, who chose Arkansas over Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Oklahoma and others, says he is still getting plenty of recruiting attention from other schools even though he is solidly pledged to the Razorbacks.
"They are still calling Coach K (Charleston head coach Greg Kendrick) and seeing if there is any change, but I still am all about Arkansas," Storey said. "I haven't been returning calls or anything like that because I plan to be a Razorback and do my part."
He has a plan for his summer.
"I am going to be in Fayetteville as much as I can," Storey said. "Just going to come to the camps and be around the guys and coaches as much as I can."
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