Wanting to show that he is as committed as a player can be at this point, Charleston quarterback Ty Storey signed his financial-aid agreement Saturday night with Arkansas.
Storey (6-3, 215) is one of 11 pledges the Razorbacks currently have in the 2015 recruiting class and took advantage of the option now available to mid-term graduates to sign early after August 1.
“It just feels good to go ahead and put the ink to the paper,” Storey said. “I've been committed forever it seems like and finally get to kind of make this official and it feels really good.”
Storey, a four-star prospect per Scout.com who committed to Arkansas on June 25, 2013, has thrown for over 8,600 yards and 101 touchdowns in the past two seasons.
He chose Arkansas over Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Oklahoma State and others and has been a regular at every Razorback football camp held since that point.
Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema officially announced the signing a little later on Saturday night.
“I am pleased to announce that Ty will be joining the Razorbacks after he finishes his prolific high school career,” Bielema said. “As one of the best quarterbacks in the nation, he starts our signing class in a strong way and he realizes the significance of student-athletes from our state playing for Arkansas.
"Ty is a blue collar player who grew up with a strong work ethic instilled in him by his family," Bielema added. "His attitude and approach to the game fit perfectly with the philosophies we operate with as a program.”
Storey, who starts his final season of high school practice on Wednesday, notes his signing financial-aid agreement is just another way he is trying to help the coaching staff recruit.
“That is kind of what this is all about,” Storey said. “It also kind of loosens the rules on getting to talk to the coaches and I am really excited about that. There are a lot of pluses that go with signing this early.”
Texas prep offensive lineman Zach Rogers (6-3, 300) – dubbed the nation's top 2015 center prospect by Scout.com – will sign his financial-aid agreement with Arkansas on Thursday.
The financial-aid agreement binds the school to the athlete, but not the athlete to the school.
Fort Smith Northside defensive lineman Daytrieon Dean (6-3, 263) is another 2015 Arkansas pledge who has plans to graduate early and go through 2015 spring drills with the Razorbacks.
Storey Inks Financial-Aid Agreement With Hogs
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