Edmond Santa Fe junior safety Calvin Bundage (6-3, 200, 4.5) took in last weekend’s Red-White game and left impressed and also got visit Thursday from Razorback defensive coordinator Robb Smith.
“I got to visit with all the coaches and got a chance to check out their facilities, which are great,” Bundage said. “Their defense did great in the game and they look like they are going to be pretty good this season.”
Smith, who elevated the Arkansas defense from 76th nationally to 10th in his first year at the helm, visited his school on Thursday to re-iterate how much the Razorbacks would like to sign him. “I really like Coach Smith and he really seems to know what he is doing out there,” Bundage said. “He’s a cool dude and thinks I would be a perfect fit for them.”
Bundage, who had 81 tackles and an interception this past season, has 22 offers with Arkansas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Michigan, TCU, Tennessee and Missouri among others.
Arkansas is recruiting as a safety right now while come projected him growing into a linebacker.
“I talked with both the linebacker coach (Vernon Hargreaves) and the safety coach (Clay Jennings) as they are kind of both looking at me,” Bundage said. “Right now they see me as a safety, but we’ll see down the line.”
He got a chance to see Arkansas’ defense in action last season during the Razorbacks’ 30-0 win over Ole Miss on Nov. 22.
“Arkansas’ defense just dominated that game,” Bundage said. “That really opened the eyes about them. They are certainly going to be one of the teams there at the end for me.”
Bundage, who says he is working on getting more explosive, plans to get in a few more visits before narrowing things down.
“I’m planning on going to see TCU, Missouri and back to OU,” Bundage said. “I narrow it down some, but everybody is pretty even right now. I’m not in a hurry to make a decision.”