Arkansas will take its best shot at landing a"money" player this weekend.
The Razorbacks will be bringing in Edmond, Okla., Santa Fe safety-linebacker Calvin Bundage (6-3, 200) as they host a huge recruiting weekend beginning Friday.
“Arkansas coaches see me as a hybrid guy, someone that can play a combination safety-linebacker position they call Money,” Bundage said. “I haven’t been there a lot, but I really like the coaches and I’m really looking forward to getting over there this weekend and talking to the coaches and just seeing it if is the place that I need to be.”
Bundage has already made officials visits to Arizona, Arizona State and Oregon and unofficial trips to Oklahoma and Oklahoma State.
“They have all been pretty good visits,” Bundage said. “I wouldn’t say one has really stood out over the others."
Bundage, who lost 50 pounds since his sophomore season, plans to announce his decision on Feb. 3, the national signing date.
“There is a lot of pressure for me to stay in state and a lot of people talk to me about that,” Bundage said. “But in the end, I have to do what is best for me and my future."
Bundage, ranked as the second-best player in the state by The Oklahoman newspaper, has around 25 offers and had 90 tackles this past season.
“I think two of my strengths are that I am really good at coming up and making the play at the line of scrimmage and I am also good at covering guys,” Bundage said. “I think that is why Arkansas likes me at the position they are talking about."
Edmond Santa Fe head coach Kyle White loves Bundage’s physicality.
“What he has and what makes him such high profile is just because of how physical he is,” White said told The Oklahoman. “He just has that part you can’t coach. You’re either that physical and violent when you get there or you’re not, and I think that’s what makes him so intriguing."