Nashville junior offensive lineman Kirby Adcock has been on plenty of visits already this year with his next tour stop scheduled for Fayetteville next Saturday.
Adcock (6-5, 280), named the Brandon Burlsworth outstanding offensive lineman after the Scrappers beat Prairie Grove in the Class 4A championship game last season, is excited about visiting the Arkansas program.
It will give Adcock - arguably the state’s top 2017 offensive line prospect - a chance to catch up with Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema, new offensive line coach Kurt Anderson and Razorback assistant Barry Lunney, Jr. - his chief recruiter.
“I am really looking forward to meeting Coach Bielema and Coach Anderson, the new offensive line coach,” Adcock said. “I don’t know a lot about Coach Anderson other than he was in the NFL. They are both big offensive line guys and so I am excited to talk with them about that.
“Coach Lunney has called me a few times and I am really just looking forward to checking it all out.”
Adcock already has offers from Iowa State, Southern Miss, Arkansas State and Louisiana Tech.
He has taken unofficial visits to SMU, Tulsa, Louisiana Tech, Arkansas State and Iowa State.
“I am just trying to get around and see as many schools as I can and be seen,” Adcock said.
Adcock, who didn’t grow up a fan of any one school, is hoping an Arkansas offer comes his way.
“It would be a great feeling getting an offer from Arkansas, just like all the other offers have been,” Adcock said. “I have just felt great about these offers and how my hard work is paying off.”
Adcock feels like he is a pretty good all-around offensive lineman, but continues to work to develop his game.
“I think my strengths are the fact that I play hard, don’t take any plays off and don’t get my head down if I mess up,” Adcock said. “I also feel like I have good speed for my size and am pretty good at both run blocking and pass blocking.
“I want to continue to work on my flexibility and just all parts of my game.”
The win over Prairie Grove handed Nashville its fifth state title in the school’s history.
“It was just a great season overall, an unbelievable season,” Adcock said. “We had some great players and we played great as a team. I am really happy to be a part of this team and this program.”
Kirby Adcock accepts the Brandon Burlsworth Outstanding Lineman of The Game award from Marty Burlsworth after Adock's Nashville team won the Class 4A state title.