Now that the NCAA Clearing House has officially cleared him to join Arkansas, Dumas tight end Will Gragg can begin living out his dream.
He is one of at least seven early enrollees who will be able to go through off-season conditioning and spring practice with the Razorbacks.
“It’ll give me the chance to compete early,” noted Gragg, who is the younger brother of former Arkansas and current Buffalo Bill Chris Gragg. “And I feel like I can contribute early and make an impact.”
Gragg , who arrived in Fayetteville on Sunday, caught 42 passes for 456 yards and two touchdowns this season, but was unable to go through a few Arkansas practices for the Texas Bowl as he awaited clearance.
But he and his family did get to attend the Razorbacks’ 31-7 bowl rout of Texas in Houston on Dec. 29.
“It was great,” Gragg said. “It gave us a lot of momentum heading into the off-season. And I loved the way they played. They literally beat down one of the top historical powerhouses on national TV.
Here are stats from the other Arkansas’ early enrollees:
• Daytrieon Dean, DE, 6-3, 263, Fort Smith Northside: 73 tackles, 9 sacks, 9 quarterback hurries, 4 forced fumbles, 1 fumble recovery and 2 blocked field goals
• Hjalte Froholdt, DT, 6-5, 290, Bradenton, Fla., IMG Academy: 58 tackles, 10 sacks, 12 tackles for lost yardage, 7 quarterback hurries and 3 forced fumbles
• Jeremiah Ledbetter, DE, 6-4, 281, Hutchinson, Kan., CC: 76 tackles, 16 sacks, 24 tackles for lost yardage, 9 quarterback hurries, 2 fumble recoveries, 2 blocked kicks
• Zach Rogers, C, 6-3, 300, Carrollton, Texas, Hebron: Injured after just two games with broken ankle
• Ty Storey, QB, 6-3, 215, Charleston: 294-of-447 passing for 4,159 yards, 53 touchdowns, 7 interceptions, 150 carries for 724 yards, 20 touchdowns
• Josh Allen, OL, 6-3, 305, Jacksonville, Fla., University Christian: Finished his career in 2013 - 37 tackles, 3 sacks
Gragg Excited About Arkansas' Future
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