The 6-3, 270-pound defender, an ESPN.com five-star prospect, is working to become a mid-term graduate.
He has a sense of comfort when he visits Arkansas.
“I’m real comfortable up here,” Agim said Thursday. “I’m comfortable with all the players and I’m comfortable with all the coaches. They treat me like family. Even the recruits, even T.J. (Hammonds) and everybody treats me like family.”
Agim, who has narrowed his list to Arkansas, Baylor, Texas A&M and Ole Miss, had 16 sacks among his 76 tackles last season.
He reeled off several players that he has become friendly with on his visits to Fayetteville.
“Willie Sykes, Will Gragg, Tevin Beanum, Jamario Bell, J-Will (Jonathan Williams), Big Al (Davis), he graduated already, Hunter (Henry) -- everybody really,” Agim said. “Everybody is just cool.”
It was at an Arkansas camp two years ago that Agim – who was born in Dallas and lived in Texas until he was an eighth grader - made a name for himself and garnered a Razorback offer.
Some 20-plus offers have followed the Arkansas one.
“I feel like I’ve come real far, but it’s because of the coaches telling me that I had to keep grinding,” Agim said. “They liked me for the potential that I had. I still haven’t maximized that potential. I’m just going to keep working and keep getting better.”
Agim, a four-star prospect per Scout.com, has put in time in the classroom this summer to put himself in position to be a December graduate.
“We start practice on August 3rd and that is where I also finish up my physical science class,” Agim said. “I have already made an A in my history class and I am taking this class now.
“I have to take Comp I and College Algebra during the fall semester to get finished in December.”
Agim further cemented his status as a national recruit by his performance at The Opening, Nike’s prestigious camp in Beaverton, Oregon.
“It was fun,” Agim said. “I got to witness what college would be like when you’re going 100 percent all the time against some of the best people. It was a real good experience.
“I feel like I could’ve done better. I didn’t win every rep, but there’s just some things I’ve just got to work on.”
“I just don’t want to make an exact date because I haven’t visited the other schools that I’m planning to visit this summer,” Agim said. “This has been the only one. I think after I visit everybody, I should have no doubt in my mind on where I want to go.”
Agim narrowed his list to four schools on June 13 and has stuck to that even as other schools have continued to recruit him.
“When I made the decision to put out my top four, it was a real top four,” Agim said. “ I told the coaches, some of them wanted me to come back out, but there’s no reason. I don’t have dates set, I’m just winging it, basically.”
Hope, who opens its season Sept. 4 at Nashville, has 23 seniors back from a 3-7 team that is looking to turn things around in a big way.
“We’ve got 23 seniors,” Agim said. “I think an undefeated season, conference champs. This is my senior year. I remember my coach telling me, ‘There won’t be anything like your senior year,’ and I see what he’s saying. You’ve got to realize, this is the last time on this go-around.
“So, it means a lot to me, but I have to be smart with my decisions and things like that. I’m going to go 100 percent and get my team ready for this year, and hopefully we get state.”