Crockett Plans to Visit Arkansas in the Spring

Little Rock Christian running back Damarea Crockett has offers from Memphis and Colorado State, but plans to make several visits this spring and summer, including to Arkansas.

Damarea Crockett officially picked up his second offer Thursday.

The Little Rock Christian running back was offered by Colorado State out of the Mountain West Conference, adding to his offer from Memphis.

“It felt great to pick up that offer, just knowing that my hard work is paying off and that I’m getting exposure,” Crockett said.

While the list currently stands at just two schools, he said that several are talking to him and he has a few visits coming up.

Trips to Arkansas, Auburn and Louisiana Tech should all happen within the next two or three months.

Crockett (6-2, 212) won’t attend the Razorbacks’ junior day, but he’ll come to Fayetteville for the spring game or one of the spring practices. Tight ends coach Barry Lunney Jr. is his main recruiter.

“We just talk about what I need to work on as far as being a better running back,” Crockett said. “Things like size, speed and being more elusive, as well as patience through the recruiting process.”

Arkansas’ ability to produce running backs – leading to being named “Running Back U” by ESPN – definitely interests Crockett, but he isn’t going to limit himself by focusing on one school.

Between this spring and this summer, Crockett plans to visit and/or attend camps at Arkansas, Auburn, Louisiana Tech, Memphis, Missouri, Oklahoma State, Ohio State, Tennessee and Vanderbilt.

Crockett, who runs the 40-yard dash in 4.42 seconds, said that in order to attract attention from those schools, he has been trying to improve his running style.

“I’m just focusing on being more elusive and making guys miss,” Crockett said. “(I’m also working on) being able to plant my foot in the ground and go downhill, while being able to juke people.”

He’ll have even more time to work on that than in the past because he quit basketball. The decision was made partly because he wanted to stay healthy, but also because he wanted to spend more time in the weight room and doing football activities.

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