Star City offensive lineman Jax Gasaway looking at Arkansas.
BENTON, Ark.-- Star City (Ark.) Class of 2018 offensive lineman Jax Gasaway had an outstanding performance at the Arkansas Football Rankings Fab 40 on Saturday in Benton. Now he has turned his attention to doing well at Arkansas' Trench Hogs OL/DL Camp on Sunday in Fayetteville.
Gasaway definitely made a strong impression on Saturday winning the award given to the offensive or defensive lineman.
"I feel like I had a lot of competition, but I did pretty good," Gasaway said. "I got beat a few times, but I won the strongman medal. I had to go Isaiah Nichols twice from Springdale and beat him both times. I went against the lineman from El Dorado (Denzel Walter), he (almost) beat me but he didn't get to the quarterback in time. It was close."
The standout offensive lineman is the second talented lineman to come out of Star City in the past three years. Austin Capps will be a sophomore defensive lineman at Arkansas this season with a chance to start at nose guard. Whereas Capps got on the recruiting services radar early and was rated a 4-star, Gasaway is still trying to get additional exposure.
"I feel like if they put out there drills and videos from here it should help me," Gasaway said.
He went to the Memphis Mega Camp on Sunday and now Gasaway plans to try to impress the Razorbacks on Sunday at their camp.
"I don't have anything else planned," Gasaway said.
What are your strengths on the field?
"My athleticism and length would probably be my two strengths," Gasaway said.
Gasaway has offers to Marshall, Texas State, Arkansas State, Central Arkansas, Louisiana Tech and Louisiana-Monroe. He talked about what he's looking for in a college.
"I'm just looking for somewhere I can get in and get to play within two years," Gasaway said. "I don't want to be on the practice squad for five years. Somewhere I can graduate from."
As far as Arkansas, there's a strong chance some linemen get offers following the camp on Sunday. There's at least four in the state they are evaluating hard in 2018 including Gasaway. The Hogs are also known to be interested in Lake Hamilton's Will Burgess, Pulaski Academy's Luke Jones and Jonesboro's Noah Gatlin. What are you hoping to get from the camp?
"I'm just going up there and give them my best and see if they like it," Gasaway said.
What would it mean to you if the Razorbacks did offer?
"Being a Hog fan all my life it would be a big deal," Gasaway said.
For Gasaway the chance to play for the Hogs would also mean a chance to play on the same team with Capps again. Gasaway talked about what that would mean as well.
"Me and him are close," Gasaway said. "When he's down we're doing stuff. There isn't much to do in Star City so I go up and hang out with him too. We're tight, we're down-the-road cousins. So we just call ourselves cousins. We're pretty close."