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Isaiah Graham Finds Silver Lining in Arkansas Loss

Bastrop, La., wide receiver Isaiah Graham took his official visit to Arkansas this weekend and manage to find a silver lining in the Razorbacks' loss

While many Razorback football coaches, players and fans lament Texas Tech’s 35-24 win over Arkansas on Saturday night, Bastrop, La., wide receiver Isaiah Graham sees a silver lining.

“It was great seeing them throw the ball a lot,” Graham said. “That is what I was looking for from Arkansas. I didn’t want to come to a running school so they are finally putting the ball in the air with the new offensive coordinator (Dan Enos) so it should work out pretty good.”

Graham (6-1, 185) had six catches for 135 yards and three touchdowns as his Rams (2-1) followed up beating Shiloh Christian 42-22 in Springdale on Sept. 11 with a 67-34 victory over Rayville this past Friday night 

He and his family left after that win to drive to Fayetteville and enjoyed his visit from the start with Razorback freshman T.J. Smith as his host.

“I just got to hang around the coaches and met with some of the players,” Graham said. “I met some great players and some great coaches. That was a big part of it.”

“I hung out with T.J., hung around and talked about the recruiting process, what he liked about Arkansas and what was different from other schools.

“He just said it felt like home and was probably one of the best fan bases he had been around. The coaches love him. He said it was a great fit for him.”


Graham is a big fan of Arkansas receiver coach Michael Smith, a fellow Louisiana native. 

“I think he is one of the best receiving coaches around,” Graham said. “Me and him have a great relationship. He is also from Louisiana and me and him relate to a lot of things.”

The visit was Graham’s first official visit while having a top five of Arkansas, South Carolina, Tennessee, TCU and Miami.

He is set to take an official visit to South Carolina on Oct. 10-11 and has plans to see TCU as well 

 “I am going to try and hit Miami and Tennessee, too,” Graham said.

“I am just going to pick the best school that fits me. Throughout these visits, I am just picking out things that stand out for other things.

“With my top five, most of those schools have things in common. I am looking for that right school that separates it from the other four.”


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