Hillis commits to Arkansas

Arkansas lands a big one late Friday night when Conway fullback Peyton Hillis chooses the Razorbacks over the Oklahoma Sooners.

Conway fullback Peyton Hillis put an end to his recruitment late Friday night by verbally committing to Arkansas.

Hillis, a 6-foot-2, 245-pounder, orginally was scheduled to officially visit Oklahoma this weekend, but instead put in a call to Arkansas assistant Danny Nutt at approximately 10:30 p.m.

"It was pretty funny how I did it," Hillis said. "I called coach (Danny) Nutt and said, 'Coach, I have some bad news. I just got of the phone with (Oklahoma assistant Coach Cale) Gundy and I told him that I wouldn't be able to make it this weekend ... I want to be a Hog!' andf coach Nutt just let out a sigh of relief and said, 'Don't do that to me.'"

Hillis also considered Nebraksa and Tennessee, but eliminated both schools on Wednesday which left only Arkansas and Oklahoma in the picture.

The decision to go to Arkansas was an easy one, according to Hillis.

"I just decided that this is my home and I need to stay here," Hillis said. "I had talked with my family about it for most of the week and we all agreed we love Arkansas, so why go anywhere else."

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