Arkansas hosted a group of recruits on Saturday including Ryan Schommer from Nebraska.
Norfolk (Neb.) Class of 2018 defensive end Ryan Schommer visited Arkansas on Saturday to watch their practice. The defensive end has been on several unofficial visits since his season ended.
Following the visit, Schommer talked about what impressed him the most at Arkansas.
"I was very impressed with the facilities and the campus during my visit on Friday," Schommer said. "I was even more impressed by the intensity and energy shown by the players at the spring game/scrimmage on Saturday. It really helped me get an idea of what Arkansas Football is about."
Schommer is a defensive end who was asked if any particular defensive lineman stood out to him?
"Honestly I was impressed by the strength and speed of the entire defensive line," Schommer said.
While at Arkansas, Schommer got a chance to spend some extensive time with Paul Rhoads and John Scott Jr. He gave his impressions of both.
"When I think of Coach Rhoads three words come to mind: experienced, energetic, and engaging...very impressed," Schommer said. "I met privately with Coach Scott. I found him very personable. His knowledge of the defensive game is deep and wide. I look forward to demonstrating my skills to those two coaches at camp on June 18th."
Schommer will return on June 18 to participate in Arkansas' line camp. It will be a competitive camp where plenty of talent is present on both sides of the ball. Many of them, like Schommer, will be competing for an offer from the Hogs which guarantees it will be very competitive.
What are your strengths on both sides of the football?
"I feel that I bring explosiveness and strength to the edge," Schommer said. "My height (6'5") and wingspan (6'10") is quite disruptive to passing lanes and gaps."
Schommer is looking at Arkansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Iowa State, Missouri State, North Dakota State, Wyoming, South Dakota, South Dakota State and Northern Iowa. He talked about what he's looking for in a college.
"I am looking for a college that sees my potential and helps develop me into a player who will make a difference on the team," Schommer said. "
You still have visits to Nebraska, Missouri State and Iowa State, but have visited the rest. Who are you interested in the most?
"Quite honestly I'm interested in every Division 1 school that is recruiting me now," Schommer said. "We have visited 7-10 schools and I feel that any of those schools would be a good fit for me."