Arkansas head football coach Bret Bielema has log prided himself on his walk on program both at Wisconsin and with the Razorbacks.
It got stronger on Saturday night when Greenwood star Grant Morgan (5-11, 225) -arguably the state’s top linebacker - agreed to walk on at Arkansas.
Morgan, who had 145 tackles this season, was all-state and named the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Defensive Player of the Year, chose to do so despite scholarship offers from a variety of FCS and Division II schools.
“I have decided that this is my best opportunity and I am very excited about the chance to be a Razorback,” Morgan said. “It was a tough decision, but I believe that I can play and be very successful at that level.”
Morgan, the younger brother of Arkansas wide receiver Drew Morgan, was one of 10 or so walk ons that visited the Razorbacks unofficially on Saturday.
“I enjoyed the visit and found out everything that I needed to know,” Morgan said. “They talked to me about how the opportunity for me to earn a scholarship was there. That is the deal, you come and earn it.”
Morgan has never been on a team with his older brother.
“I have to be honest and say that is a big part of this decision,” Morgan said. “I am really looking forward to it.”