The four-star defensive end from Hope (Ark.) – and No. 126 overall prospect in the class of 2016, according to Scout – said his schedule is full for the next several weeks.
“I could possibly make a couple trips to colleges,” Agim said. “But I’m planning on graduating early, that’s still an option, so I’m taking summer classes.”
The week after completing the five-week history and physical science classes, Agim will travel to Nike headquarters in Oregon to participate in The Opening.
However, he took a few minutes out of his day Saturday to call Arkansas coach Bret Bielema, who tweeted about the call that afternoon.
All phone calls are good but especially good from Hope, AR Hope to Call the Hogs soon #WoooPig— Bret Bielema (@BretBielema) May 30, 2015
“It was nice (to talk to Bielema),” Agim said. “We didn’t talk about anything major, just the same old (stuff).”
Agim said he has a close relationship with the Razorbacks’ head coach, as well as Arkansas tight ends coach Barry Lunney Jr. and defensive line coach Rory Segrest.
While Bielema tweeted that he hoped to be calling the Hogs from Hope soon – meaning Agim committing to Arkansas – the highly-recruited prospect said he is still undecided on his future.
“I haven’t decided yet,” Agim said. “I’m thinking sometime in September. I said my birthday (Sept. 25), but there’s a chance it could be earlier.”
Before then and while going to summer classes, Agim said he is trying to improve every aspect of his game to get ready for The Opening.
“I’ve already gone against the best, but there’s a lot of talent there,” Agim said. “I want to show that I’m the best defensive end in this class.”
The extra work will also help this season, as he expects to be double- and triple-teamed, like he was last season. He said that teams also like to run the ball away from him, so he’ll need to be able to run people down.
In fact, he even had to deal with that treatment during Hope’s spring game Thursday.
“It felt good to get back in the motion of things,” Agim said. “I got a couple of reps, but the ball wasn’t run to my side.”
With that kind of game plan by other teams, Agim said he knows that his teammates will need to step up if the Bobcats will achieve their goal of winning a championship.
“My goal every season is state,” Agim said. “Every time a new season comes, that’s our main goal as a team.”