Arkansas took its best shot at landing Texas prep four-star tailback Kyle Porter this weekend and now the waiting begins.
Porter (5-11, 190, 4.4), who rushed for nearly 2,000 yards and 36 touchdowns this season, has now taken visits to Texas, TCU and Arkansas.
He found his visit to Fayetteville to be eye-opening.
"It was great,” Porter said on Sunday. “It was a lot more than I expected. They have everything football-wise and academically.”
Porter noted that it was hard to pick out just one thing as a highlight of the visit.
"I guess there really wasn't a highlight, the whole thing was a highlight because I've never been to Fayetteville,” Porter said. “I enjoyed every aspect of it, from touring the academic centers and football facilities and the campus.
“…I just didn't know there was this much stuff here at Arkansas.”
Porter is a very mild-mannered kid who does not have a twitter account and doesn't plan some fancy signing day surprise ceremony.
"That's not really how I do things," Porter said. "I'll get a twitter account after signing date."
The Razorback staff would love to pair Porter with Beaumont, Texas, Central tailback Devwah Whaley in a manner they did Alex Collins and Jonathan Williams.
Collins and Williams both topped 1,000 yards in the 2014 season, but Williams was hurt and missed all of the 2015 season.
"Well, they should sell you on that,” Porter said. “If you get that many yards, that's a good sell for anybody. He didn't really try to sell, though. He just told the facts, and those are facts.
He wasn’t surprised that Whaley committed to Arkansas.
"I saw it, he was on the Under Armour All-American game,” Porter said. “It didn't really surprise me. His style of running is going to fit well into this offense."
Porter was hosted by Arkansas freshman tailback Rawleigh Williams, a former Texas prep standout himself.
"He told me it was a great university, especially for running backs,” Porter said. “He said they don't call it 'Running Back U' for no reason. He was just giving me a feel for the campus and live outside of football here in Arkansas."
Asked if there was leader in the clubhouse, the reserved Porter hedged.
"I would say when I get home, I'll sleep on it and figure it out,” Porter said.
"They've still got three who have played coming back next year. Devwah's committed here, so that's a good bit of backs, but it's not a bad number."
Porter has been impressed with Arkansas running backs coach Jemal Singleton.
"He's a great coach,” Porter said. “He teaches great fundamentals for all of his backs. You saw with Alex Collins, he did not really fumble last year. He had great ball security and that's from Coach Singleton."