Cantrell Enjoys Royal Razorback Treatment

Arkansas tight end pledge Austin Cantrell (6-4, 240) was one of the Razorback commits and major uncommitted in-state prospects on hand for the Saturday scrimmage.

Count Arkansas tight end commit Austin Cantrell among those pleased with what he saw from the Razorback offense on Saturday – even if it was toned down since it was an open scrimmage.

“I loved what I saw,” noted Cantrell, who lives about an hour away from Fayetteville in Roland, Okla. “It makes me wish I was already up there and making plays.”

Cantrell (6-4, 240) was one of several Razorback prospects on hand Saturday including fellow commits Ty Storey and Daytrieon Dean as well as uncommitted Arkansas prep stars K.J. Hill and Will Gragg.

The recruits watched warm-ups on the field before getting to watch the scrimmage in a sky box and getting visits from Arkansas basketball coaches Mike Anderson and Jimmy Dykes.

“That was great being up there with the other recruits, visiting with some of the other coaches at the school and they fed us,” Cantrell said. “I can see that Arkansas is going to be a lot better this season just from that.”

Roland has been practicing for a week now and Cantrell likes what he sees.

“I think we actually are going to have a great shot to be district champs and making a deep run in the playoffs,” Cantrell said.

Cantrell is down 10 pounds and ready to have a great senior season.

“I feel like I am in the best shape of my life,” Cantrell said. “I can remember getting tired in previous years, but I feel like I could just practice all day now.”

Cantrell will move around a lot in Roland’s offense again this season – lining up at tight end and H-back and getting the ball a variety of ways.

He rushed 41 times for 374 yards and caught 9 passes for a whopping 268 yards and also shining at defensive end.

“Our H-back is like a fullback and I feel good at both there and tight end,” Cantrell said. “We just put me a lot of places and try to get stuff done.”

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