McTelvin Agim, ESPN's number nine player in the nation overall, is going to be a Razorback.
“She was really my everything and when she passed away it kind of hurt me because she was really the one that was there,” Agim said. “It was kind of hard, but you have to bounce back from everything.”
He also had offers from Alabama, Auburn, LSU and many others, but will now be playing against them.
“He’s really good already, but he is just scratching the surface of his potential right now,” Turley said. “He’s already a freak in high school, but he is on his way to being a freak in college and certainly has a chance to be a big-time NFL player down the line.”
Agim, the ninth-best player overall in the country per ESPN.com, is on pace to be a mid-term graduate and would be able to go through spring practice with the Razorbacks.
“He will already have 13 hours of college credit by the time he enrolls in college,” Turley said. “That means that by the summer he will already be a sophomore before he plays his first college football game.
“He has a plan to graduate in three years with a college degrees and head onto the NFL and he has certainly put himself in position to do that.
“McTelvin has a plan on the football field and in life. He is a young man that is just very well-rounded and mature."Agim hopes to bring along some other top recruits to Arkansas, but won’t be pushy about it.
“They have to believe in Coach B,” Agim said. “Me committing doesn’t mean everybody is just going to follow. They have to feel at home. I don’t want anyone that doesn’t feel like its their home to come in because it won’t work out.”
Turley was pleased with the player’s decision.
“I think it is a great decision,” Turley said. “I think he really likes what Coach Bielema has done as far as strengthening the offensive and defensive lines. He feels like going against one of the best lines in the country every day will only make him a better defensive player.”