Friday's win over Missouri did more than give Arkansas its seventh win of the season.
It also improved the Razorbacks' chances of landing Snow College (Utah) four-star offensive lineman Garett Bolles, who took his official visit to Arkansas during Thanksgiving weekend.
"(Arkansas) made a big jump; I'll be honest with you," Bolles said after the visit. "I'm very impressed with this program and what they have to do. I'm just really excited to see what happens going forward."
Bolles and his fiancee, Natalie Williams, hung out with Arkansas offensive lineman Dan Skipper and his girlfriend during his stay in Fayetteville.
One of his biggest takeaways from the visit was the Razorbacks' family atmosphere.
"I think the most impressive thing was I felt family out here," Bolles said. "The guys on the team made it feel like a family environment. It's going to be a hard decision when it comes down to it."
Arkansas was Bolles' third official visit this season, after trips to Michigan State and Oregon. This was the only one his fiancee came on. He said the coaches involved Williams in the trip and that meant a lot to him.
It was their first time in Arkansas and Bolles said it didn't disappoint.
"As we were flying in, it was real beautiful and as we got closer and closer to the campus, it just got more beautiful," Bolles said. "The weather isn't as bad as in Utah, so I wasn't too worried about that. It was really just a great visit."
Not only did the weather - cold and rainy - not bother him, but Bolles like it. He enjoyed watching Arkansas' offensive line overpower Missouri and help the Razorbacks pile up 208 rushing yards.
"It's football weather," Bolles said. "That's exactly what it is. Big men playing in cold weather and just pounding each other. That's what you love doing, playing football in that type of weather and winning a big game."
While the crowd was relatively small because of the rain and Thanksgiving holliday, Bolles said he felt the love from the fans and liked the atmosphere they created.
Now that he's back home in Utah, Bolles will start looking at his options moving forward.
"I'm going to go home and talk with my family and figure everything out and go from there," Bolles said.