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Bundage Lets His Hard-Hitting Play Do The Talking

Arkansas had hard-hitting Edmond, Okla., Santa Fe defender Calvin Bundage in this weekend and like the versatility he could bring to that side of the ball in college.

Edmond, Okla., Santa Fe safety-linebacker Calvin Bundage is a young man of few words that prefers to let his hard-hitting style on the football field talk for him.

But Bundage (6-3, 200) was pleased with what he found while taking to Arkansas defensive coordinator and secondary coach Clay Jennings during his official visit to Arkansas this weekend and conveyed that message.

“My relationship with Coach Smith is great,” Bundage said. “Clay Jennings, I really like him a lot. I really like the University. It’s got a lot of fans. I think it’d be good exposure for me.”

He was hosted by Kevin Richardson and noted sitting down with Smith and going over film was the best part of his visit.

Bundage, who won’t announce his decision publicly until the Feb. 3 national signing date, is being recruited by Arkansas to play safety, corner and its hybrid linebacker Money spot.

“He (Smith) wants me to play all three positions, the safety, the Money and the Nickel position,” Bundage said. 

Bundage’s mom came along with him for the visit.

“She loved it,” Bundage said. “We’ll go home and talk about it.”

Bundage has now taken official visits to Arkansas, Arizona, Arizona State and Oregon and unofficial treks to in-state schools Oklahoma and Oklahoma State.

“I’ll just think about all five schools and distinguish the best fit for me,” Bundage said.

He did mention he likes the distance from Edmond to Fayetteville.

“It’s not too far from home but it’s not too close,” Bundage said. “That works.”


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