Fort Myers, Fla., Island Coast cornerback Ryan Pulley had never been on a airplane before Friday, but he is really glad he got on his first one and flew to Arkansas.
That flight resulted in him committing to the Razorbacks at the end of his official visit on Sunday.
Pulley (6-1, 190, 4.42) chose Arkansas over Arizona, Michigan State, South Florida and Florida International.
“I really like the place,” Pulley said. “This is the only school in town. Just like I said, everybody would know you, and I really like the coaches, the players, the facilities and the campus. I really like the place.
“It went pretty good, I had a lot of fun,” Pulley added. “I got to meet a lot of new people, found out the coaches are really good, so I really liked the visit.”
Pulley is confident in his ability on the football field.
“I feel like I do good at everything I do,” Pulley said. “My strengths, I love press coverage. I’ve got real good speed. I don’t feel I really need to work on anything.”
Arkansas’ coaches were clear in what they are looking for from Pulley.
“They want to utilize me as a lockdown corner,” Pulley said. “Get me on the best receiver in the game and take him out of the game.”
Pulley’s host was Arkansas tailback Alex Collins, a Florida native himself.
“He told me to make the right decision for me,” Pulley said. “I told him I got him and to keep in touch.”
Pulley expected Arkansas to be a big-time program because it is in the SEC, a league he wants to play.
“Not really, because I knew it was an SEC school and I knew everything was going to be big and nice,” Pulley said. “Yes sir, that’s what I really want to do.”
Arkansas has a wealth of Florida guys on its roster.
“Yeah, it helps a lot because they’re from the same state I’m from,” Pulley said. “They feel where I’m coming from all the time. We’ve got the same language, lingo and all of that. That’s good.”
Pulley was anxious to get on the plane coming to Fayetteville, but looking forward to his second career flight.
“I’d never flown before so that was a first-time experience,” Pulley said. “I had fun on that and I’m ready to get back on a plane.”
He admitted that turbulence is not his thing.
“When the plane started shaking, I started looking out the window,” Pulley said.
Razorbacks Land Pulley's Pledge
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