It's understandable that when one of the state's top prospects reaffirms his decision to not visit Arkansas officially that Razorback fans would react as if they have lost him.
But Pine Bluff tight end Will Gragg (6-4, 245) – the brother of former Razorback tight end Chris Gragg and someone who has now firmed up his five official visits this fall – says that is simply not the case.
In fact, he'll be in Fayetteville on at least two weekends this fall – he'll just do that on his own dime while letting the other schools pay his way for the five official visits.
"I will definitely be in Fayetteville for Arkansas' game with Alabama on Oct. 11 and LSU on Nov. 15 and maybe some more," noted Gragg, who has taken four unofficial visits to Arkansas already this year.
His five official visits will be to following schools – Texas (Sept. 6), Florida State (Sept. 19), Ole Miss (Oct. 3), Alabama (Oct. 17) and LSU (Nov. 7).
That's narrowed down from 41 offers – the first of which was from Arkansas when he was going into the ninth grade.
"I've been up there (Fayetteville) so much for the last five years with Chris and I just wanna see how other people do things and see some sights," Gragg added. "There's no reason for everybody to get all worried."
Gragg, who will be a mid-term grad and thus be able to go through spring practice, knows that he is a high priority for Razorback head coach Bret Bielema and tight ends coach Barry Lunney, Jr.
He recently got a poster from Arkansas that had him as part of a Mt. Rushmore group that include his brother and fellow former Warren receivers turned Razorbacks Jarius Wright and Greg Childs.
"I actually talked to Coach Lunney this morning before school," Gragg said Tuesday morning. "I talk to them (the Razorback coaches) every day. Coach Lunney was just talking about the things we always talk about, the tight end play, wanting to come down here and watch practice and things like that.
"He said I am a priority in the 2015 class," Gragg said. "One of the things that he always points out – he says if he can get me, then that will insure four or five other guys will come on board, too. That's a big point he always makes with me."
Gragg Clears The Air About Arkansas
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