Perhaps no in-state kid moved the recruiting needle as much as this week at Arkansas' high school football camp as Dardanelle athlete Parker Witt.
Witt (6-3, 228, 4.65) spent time at outside linebacker, tight end and fullback during the three-day event as Razorback coaches look to find the best collegiate position for him.
"They told me that they wanted to just move me around and see what all I was capable of," Witt said. "I think I showed them I was capable of a lot. I didn't think Arkansas was really all that interested until I came here this week, but now I think I am going to get a lot more attention."
It's clear that Witt, whose grandfather James was the director FEMA under President Bill Clinton, would love for an offer to come from Arkansas and has thought of playing for the Razorbacks since he was very young.
"That would be a dream come true," Witt said. "This is the team I've wanted to play for since I was a little kid running around in my little plastic Arkansas Razorback helmet. It was way too big for me, didn't fit at all. But it's just always what I wanted to do."
Witt got his chance to show off in front of each assistant coach in charge of the three positions and also got some private time afterwards with Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema after the camp.
"He just told me that I'm invited to any game this year and that I looked pretty good," Witt said. "He asked me where I thought I fit in the best and which position I like. I told him I like fullback a lot because I like hitting people. I mean, I can go wherever he wants me really."
Witt has developed a fondness for this staff, including Barry Lunney, Jr., who stopped by Dardanelle this spring to evaluate Witt.
"I like these guys a lot more than I did the ones previous," Witt said. "If I get an offer from them, it would be crazy. I don't know how anyone could turn them down. I don't know how I could. That would just be awesome."
Witt played defensive end last season for Dardanelle and had 97 tackles – over 20 for loss with 10 sacks, eight passes broken up while also causing one fumble and recovering another.
He also caught 7 passes for 138 yards and two touchdowns as a junior.
Tight end was a bit of a learning experience for Witt, but fullback fueled his knee for contact.
"Tight end was kind of rough when it come to blocking," Witt said. "As far as routes, I thought I did pretty good there. Fullback went all right. I like just blowing up linebackers."
Right now Witt is seeing interest from Arkansas State, nearby Arkansas Tech, Harding and UCA.
"Arkansas Tech has said they are going to offer before the season, Arkansas State is starting to recruit me hard, Harding was at the A-State camp and told me they really liked me," Witt said. "And of course now Arkansas."
"This month I've got a few more camps, and then in July it'll start slowing down," said Witt, who has an offer from Arkansas Tech. "I'm going to Auburn, I'll be at Arkansas State's camp, and maybe UCA in July."
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