Agim (6-3, 268) – recently elevated to a five-star prospect and the No. 16 overall player in the country by ESPN.com - got another chance to gather info this weekend when he came to Fayetteville to take in Arkansas’ Red-White game, which had an announced crowd of 41,220.
“They looked nice, especially the starters,” Agim said. “I see the future looking, really, really good for Arkansas on both sides of the ball. They are going to be one of the best programs in the country soon.”
Agim, rated as a four-star prospect by Scout.com, has some 20 scholarship offers, including Arkansas, Alabama, Auburn, LSU, Oklahoma, Texas, Texas A&M, Ole Miss, TCU, Norte Dame and Stanford.
He’s been able to see most of those places and said Sunday that he is likely to narrow his list down after attending The Opening, Nike’s prestigious camp held in Beaverton, Ore., on July 5-10.
“I think I will cut my list to just a few schools after The Opening,” Agim said. “Then I am thinking I might commit when the season starts in September.”
Current Arkansas 2016 commits Jordan Jones, T.J. Hammonds and Austin Capps and Razorback 2015 tight end signee Will Gragg all have been encouraging Agim to become a Razorback pledge soon.
“Austin, Jordan and T.J. were all coming after me this weekend,” Agim said. “They want me to go ahead and just end it and be a Razorback.”
“Even Will Gragg is talking to me all the time about how to need to stay home and be a Razorback.”
Gragg – who Agim stayed with over the weekend - enrolled at Arkansas in January and was able to go through spring practice with the Razorbacks.
“He loves it, just loves it,” Agim said. “He said it is crazy how much support you get. He talks about how he has only been there two months, but everybody knows him, everybody shows he so much love.
“He made it clear to me that he is having a great experience in Fayetteville and knows he made the right decision."
Agim signed a multitude of autographs for Razorback fans at the Red-White game.
I been had these visions of the life I'm living since I was Mackey...???? All I had to do was go & get it. pic.twitter.com/9tXNZcnQ12— McTelvin Agim (@So_Splash) April 26, 2015
“It’s crazy how many of them know my name and know who I am,” Agim said. “I feel very blessed about all of that.”
As he does being invited to The Opening, which is for the Top 160 or so players in the country and is held at the Nike World Headquarters.
“That was one of my personal goals along with being named an Under Armour All-American, which is the All-Star game that I have decided to play in,” Agim said.
“Now I want to go to The Opening and be the top player there,” Agim said. “I’m just working on being the best player I can so I will be ready to make an impact on my high school team and the college I choose to go to.
“I also want to help us win the state championship this year. I want to set my goals high and then go to work on achieving them.”