Hope (Ark.) four-star defensive end McTelvin Agim will make the four-hour trek to the Arkansas campus for Saturday’s Red-White game that marks the end of spring practice for the Razorbacks.
“I’m trying to see the team in action,” Agim said. “I think the (defensive line) is going to be pretty good. I want to see it for myself.”
Earlier in the month, Agim got to hang out with former Arkansas player and current Philadelphia Eagles All-Pro offensive lineman Jason Peters for about four hours.
He said that they talked about Arkansas some, but Agim really enjoyed just hanging out with one of the best linemen in the NFL.
“That was cool,” Agim said. “He’s a cool dude, real humble and down to earth.”
While the Razorbacks have been preparing for the 2015 season this spring, Agim has been exploring his options.
Agim has visited Texas A&M and LSU the last couple of weeks. He also has offers from several other schools, including Alabama, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Stanford and Texas.
This spring has also brought Agim more national recognition. He has been selected to participate in The Opening Finals at Nike headquarters in Oregon and the 2016 Under Armor All-American game.
He will be the first Arkansan to play in the Under Armor All-American game since Hunter Henry in 2013.
“I’m just trying to figure out what system I want to be in,” Agim said. “(The recognition) is a blessing. Not many from Arkansas get that.”
Agim is ranked as the No. 125 overall prospect by Scout and was slotted at No. 16 by ESPN in a similar list. Neither ranking satisfies him.
“I feel like I’m the best,” Agim said. “I’m working even harder now. That’s just motivation. I’m going 100 percent every day.”