Jonathan Luigs, a 6-4, 302-pound lineman from Arkansas prep power Pulaski Academy, got the offer he been hoping for just minutes after his team clinched a Class AAA state championship berth on Friday night.
That offer was from the University of Arkansas, who had assistant coaches Danny Nutt and Mike Markuson on hand to watch Pulaski Academy's 31-8 win over Shiloh Academy.
Luigs, who called the chance to be a Razorback "a lifelong dream, said yes to Arkansas quickly and chose the homestate Razorbacks over LSU and Vanderbilt, who had both offered schloarships as well.
"I'm stoked," Luigs said Hawg Illustrated's Mike Capshaw. "What could be better than getting a fourth-round victory and an offer from the Hogs in the same night. Words can't describe it."
He saw no need to waste any time in accepting.
"I don't think it has quite sunk in yet," Luigs said. "That's where I have always wanted to go, so why not go ahead and make the decision."
Pulaski Academy coach Kevin Kelley said Arkansas was getting a solid prospect on and off the field. Luigs has a 3.6 grade point average and has already scored 21 on his ACT.
"They're getting a good kid there," Kelley said. "They're getting a kid that's going to work his tail off and really make good on the offer.
"He's a big, smart, strong, fast with a great personality and a great work ethic," Kelley added. "He's the kind of kid you want on your football team and also the kind of kid you you would want as a son."
Luigs commits to Hogs
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