Houston Second Baptist offensive lineman Victor Curne has strong ties to Arkansas. He visited on Saturday.
Houston (Texas) Second Baptist Class of 2018 3-star offensive tackle Victor Curne was at Arkansas on Saturday for an unofficial visit. Curne has strong ties to the state and Razorbacks.
He had two uncles who played for the Hogs and he lived part of his life in the state.
"I'm originally from Forrest City," Curne said. "Most of my family lives there still, almost all of my family stays there. And also I had to two uncles that went to Arkansas from Forrest City named Harvey and William (Louis) Hampton."
Harvey was a four-year letterman on the defensive line from 1973-76 while William was a linebacker who lettered from 1975-78. Curne admits an offer to Arkansas from Bret Bielema would mean a lot. What was the highlight of the visit?
"Since Arkansas is a childhood dream school for me the whole visit was pretty much a highlight," Curne said. "Just seeing the Jones Center , seeing the facilities but if I had to pick one it would probably be meeting the head man himself Coach B, Him just sitting down with me and talking about what he loved about me was amazing."
Kurt Anderson is Arkansas' offensive line coach and he too made a strong impression on Curne.
" Meeting with Coach Anderson and talking with him I think his coaching philosophies are perfect for me," Curne said. "He talked about adjusting to how we learn and making sure we learn the game of football correctly. He said he wanted to leave a lasting effect on us on and off the field."
Curne said Arkansas told him their plan as far as recruiting offensive linemen in the Class of 2018.
"They said they're bringing in 3-4 offensive lineman in my class," Curne said. "With that being said they wanted to be very selective in who they choose so I was invited to their elite lineman camp in June, where they invited all the lineman they are interested in. They said they will visit me in spring and evaluate me more at the camp."
Curne talked about what he feels are his strengths as far as an offensive lineman.
" I think I'm one of the more raw prospects in my class and being under-developed will interest a lot of schools," Curne said. "Being 300-pounds, agile and athletic enough to move laterally and vertically is one of my strengths . Another one I would agree with Coach B on would be my footwork."
He has offers to Minnesota, Oklahoma State, TCU, Utah and SMU. What are you looking for in a college?
"I'm looking for a school who wants me as much as I want them," Curne said. "And for a school where I can become a 'sponge' which means I get the best out my college experience on and off the field. Also a school with a tradition. And lastly a school that's going to help me academically."