Dudley E. Dawson

Arkansas Recruiting Report, 12-13: Razorback Commits Staying All In

Arkansas hosted four of its 2016 commits on official visits this weekend - Grayson Gunter, T.J. Hammonds, Jordan Jones and Austin Capps - and all remained steadfast about being part of the Razorbacks.

There have been some Arkansas football fans worried that a late offer from Ole Miss might sway Madison, Miss., Central tight end Grayson Gunter from his pledge to the Razorbacks.

Gunter’s dad Bubba played at Ole Miss and his family has season tickets for the Rebels’ games.

But after completing his official visit on Sunday, the younger Gunter (6-5, 230) made it clear he will be a Razorback.

“My recruitment has been over for awhile now, every since I committed (in June),” Gunter said. “This weekend just even reinforced that more in just being around everyone. I know without a doubt this is where I want to be.”

Interestingly his dad took a visit to Arkansas back in 1989 before signing with Ole Miss.

“I think he ended up taking three official visits and it was a lot different now than it was way back whenever he played,” Gunter said.

Gunter had been to Arkansas for unofficial visits, but got to see a more comprehensive look at the program and the campus this weekend.

“This is my first time really spending a lot of time here and seeing everything and it was overall a great experience,” Gunter said. “I thought the Jones Center was very impressive and they showed me all around the living quarters and just showed me a lot of love and it was just very first class.”

Being around his future teammates was one of the high points of the visit.

“I think just getting to be around the guys on the team and asking them questions and just getting to know your future teammates and how stuff works around here,” Gunter said. “That was exciting.”

Freshman tight end/fullback Austin Cantrell was his host for the weekend and he got to see just how much the Razorback staff loves its tight ends.

“They really like the tight ends and that is a big part of why I committed here and that just reinforced that,” Gunter said. “Just watching them use the tight ends and Hunter winning the Mackey Award just shows they produce great tight ends.”

Gunter is rehabbing from a torn labrum that ended his season.

“I am about month-and-a-half out of surgery and two weeks into rehab,” Gunter said. “It is coming along good and I am rehabbing every day and it si coming back slowly.

“I know it is going to be a process and it is coming along.”

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