Pettway's Fond Of Fayetteville

Arkansas is among several teams trying to land Nashville junior wide receiver LaMichael Pettway (6-3, 200), who has now made a trio of trips to Fayetteville and likes what he is seeing from the Razorbacks.

Nashville junior wide receiver LaMichael Pettway (6-3, 200) has been to Fayetteville three times this spring and each time has left more impressed with Arkansas than when he arrived.

That includes the Razorbacks' Red-White game on April 26, when the starters downed the non-starters 61-22.

"I noticed that they are spending a lot more time getting the ball to the wide receivers and treating them as more of the offense than they did last season," Pettway said. "That was something that I was really happy to see."

Pettway has gotten to know the Razorback coaches who have made it clear how much they would like to add him to their 2015 class that is currently ranked 10th nationally by Scout.com.

"Arkansas really wants to me to sign with them," Pettway said. "They keep telling me that they don't have a big receiver like me and that if I came up there they were going to get me the ball a lot."

Pettway said he has some seven offers now, including ones from Arkansas, Alabama, Louisville, Ole Miss, Nebraska, Southern Miss and Arkansas State.

Other schools who have either visited this spring or are scheduled to do so include Tennessee, Ohio State, LSU, Oklahoma State, Clemson, Syracuse, Memphis, USC and Stanford.

"I feel very blessed by all this attention, but I am just trying to keep working hard," Pettway said.

He has a cousin at Alabama in defensive lineman D.J. Pettway and one who just signed with Auburn in running back Kamryn Pettway.

LaMichael Pettway grew up in Alabama before moving to Nashville in the third grade.

"I was and still am a big Alabama fan, but since I moved to Arkansas I have become a big fan of their program, too," Pettway said. "I feel really honored to be offered by Alabama, but also by Arkansas and all the other schools, too. Arkansas is really growing on me."

Pettway was Nashville's quarterback through the first five games of the season before moving to wide receiver.

He ended the season with over 1,600 all-purpose yards with 263 rushing, 342 passing and 56 catches for 1,056 and 15 touchdowns.

"I feel like wide receiver is my best spot because of my size and how I can go get the football," Pettway said.

Pettway says he is in no hurry to make a commitment.

"Honestly, it is just going to be to whatever school feels right at whatever time feels right," Pettway said. "I enjoy myself when I go to Fayetteville, I enjoyed myself when I go to Alabama. I'll just figure it out and know when it comes to me and I feel comfortable about it."





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