Festus, Mo., junior offensive line Shane Clenin (6-6, 285) thought he might commit to a college before the summer started and that’s exactly what he ending up doing.
Clenin pledged to Arkansas on Saturday afternoon after finishing up his second visit to Fayetteville in three weeks.
The Jefferson High standout, who wants to major in engineering and has a 3.92 grade point average, got to take in more of the campus this time around.
“I just had another great visit and got to go over the engineering program and was already very excited about the football program,” Clenin said. “It just seems like home to me and I just didn’t see any reason on waiting to commit and just wanted to go ahead and get it over with today.”
Clenin becomes the Razorbacks’ seventh overall pledge of the 2017 class and the third offensive lineman to pledge.
“I got a chance to be in a meeting with the offensive lineman on Friday, a longer one than I was in before and just really liked the way they go over things and go about their business,” Clenin said.
He is excited about the opportunity he will have to work under new Razorbacks offensive line coach Kurt Anderson, who Clenin says did a cartwheel when the player told him of his commitment.
“You can tell from watching him in practice and seeing him in the meetings that he really knows what he is doing,” Clenin said. “It has me very excited about my opportunity to grow and develop underneath him.”
Clenin had offers from Arkansas, Northwestern, Iowa State, New Mexico, Colorado State and others.
He was one of several Razorback recruits on hand for Saturday's practice including 2016 Orange Coast, Calif., College offensive lineman Alex Losoya (6-4, 300), who is on his official visit.
Others that took in practice included:
2019 QB-LB Sloan Henry-Keller, Texas
2019 QB Grant Gunnell- Houston St. Pius
2017 WR Will Gunnell -Houston St. Pius
2019 Athlete Gerry Bohanon- Earle
2018 Athlete Kam'ron May-Hunt- Bentonville
2018 QB Connor Noland-Greenwood
Six Pulaski Robinson players were also on hand in 2017- athlete. Koilan Jackson, 2018 athlete. Nathan Page, 2018 DE David Porter, 2017 RB Myles Fells, 2018 TE-DE Hunter Swoboda and 2019 DE Elliott Harris.