Festus, Mo., Jefferson High junior offensive lineman Shane Clenin liked his first visit to Arkansas so much that he plans to be back this weekend.
Clenin (6-6, 287) arrived in Northwest Arkansas Thursday night with his parents and will begin his second unofficial visit in a month on Friday.
“I just really liked what Arkansas has to offer in terms of the academics, the coaches, the players, the facilities and really just the whole atmosphere,” Clenin said. “It made me want to come back and learn even more about the Razorbacks.
“I just really like the way they go about their business and it is clear that the coaches care about their players on and off the field.”
Clenin, who lives near St. Louis, has offers from Arkansas, Iowa St., Northwestern, Southern Illinois, Illinois State, New Mexico, Colorado State, New Mexico, Eastern Michigan, Southeast Missouri State
“I got the chance to talk with some of the Arkansas linemen when I was down there last time like Dan Skipper, who is like 6-10, 330 or something like that,” Clenin said. “He started out major in engineering so he knew what its like to play football and major in engineering, which is what I would like to do.”
He is pumped about the reputation Arkansas has for having big offensive linemen.
“I like the fact that Arkansas is known for big brutes on the offensive line,” Crenin said. “That appeals to me. I think I am a guy that has great feet for a guy my size and I get a good push.”
Clenin would like to have his recruiting wrapped up before the season.
“I would definitely like to have that out of the way by the time my football season starts so I can just concentrate on that,” Crenin said. “I might even have it down before the summer.
“It’s been an exciting process and fun and they always say you only go through it one time, but I also think I will know the right school me probably sooner than later.”