Kendrick Paul’s visit to Arkansas last Saturday made a positive impression.
The Livonia (La.) wide receiver took in the Razorbacks’ annual Red-White spring game and he liked what he saw from the offense.
“It was nice up there,” Paul said. “I liked what (wide receivers coach) Michael Smith has going on with the wide receivers and I think the offense is throwing it a lot more. I really like that.”
Smith and Paul have built a good relationship since the Razorbacks started recruiting him a few months ago.
“He’s a great person and great mentor,” Paul said. “He’s always joking, that’s what I like about him. He knows how to coach.”
That relationship led Arkansas to offer him over spring break.
It was Paul’s first big-time offer, as his others have been Texas-San Antonio, Jackson State, McNeese State and Kentucky Christian.
“It was actually surprising because I had just woke up,” Paul said of when he got offered. “(Smith) DMed me on Twitter and said, ‘Call me.’ I called him and he said, ‘What’s up big guy? We’d like to offer.’”
While his offer list isn’t very long right now, Paul is trying to pick up more offers with other visits. He has visited Louisiana-Lafayette, LSU, Mississippi State and Tulane and plans to visit Oregon.
He also plans to make his way back up to Fayetteville during the summer for another unofficial visit and during the season for an official visit, but he hopes to have a decision before then.
“I’m planning on making it a couple of days after spring,” Paul said. “I want to see how my spring recruiting goes, but as of now, Arkansas is my No. 1 school.”