Christensen likes what he sees in UA

Illinois prep quarterback Jake Christensen (6-0, 180), the son of former NFL signal caller Jeff Christensen, enjoyed his time in Fayetteville last week and remains very interested in the Razorbacks.

Jake Christensen, one of the nation's best QB prospects, throughouly enjoyed his visit to Fayetteville last week for Houston Nutt's football camp according.

That's according to his dad Jeff, the former eight-year NFL signal caller for the Cincinnati Bengals, Philadelphia Eagles and Cleveland Browns.

"What great people there are down there and we just really enjoyed our time down there," Jeff Christensen said. "We had a great talk about Arkansas on the way home - goodness knows there was plenty of time in an 8-hour drive. But we were just so impressed with everything about Arkansas."

Christensen lauded the reception he and his son received from Nutt and UA quarterbacks coach Roy Wittke.

"Houston is just a great man - he looks you right in the eye and you can tell how honest he is and how much he actually cares about the kid as a person and not just an athlete," Christensen said. "And we just love Roy, too. They do things the right way and they makes it a place a dad could really see his son flourishing as a football player and as a man."

Christensen, who threw for over 3,800 yards and 33 touchdowns last season for Lockport (Ill.) Township High, has not yet been offered by Arkansas, but expects to be soon.

He has confirmed offers from Ball State and Kansas State with several high-major programs such as Arkansas, Iowa, Nebraska, Miami (Fla.), Ole Miss, Georgia and Michigan State among those showing lots of interest.

"Jake threw about 75 passes and only about three of them were off," Christensen said of his day at Arkansas' camp. "I was real proud of his effort and they seemed really pleased as well. Now we will wait to hear from them this week."

Christensen is also an outstanding baseball player who is very intrigued with playing the sport in college and his dad loved the energy he felt in Fayetteville surrounding the football and baseball programs.

"That's great for Arkansas," Christensen said. "The baseball program has arrived just like the football one. We've got to find us some tickets for Omaha."

Of course, the Christensens would have to fit that into a busy schedule.

They have already been to Arkansas and Iowa for camps and will be going to ones at Miami (Fla.), Michigan State, Nebraska, Ole Miss, Georgia and Kentucky.

"We're going to do that all in the next three weeks," Jeff Christensen said. "We leave for Miami in the morning. We're just making sure Jake gets a chance to see the places he is interested in and that are interested in him. It's going to be a busy month."


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