Texas Lineman Impressed By Razorbacks

FAYETTEVILLE -- Arkansas coaches have already received 12 verbal commitments from prospective student-athletes since the spring.

Galena Park, Texas, offensive lineman Everett Edwards of North Shore High is still unsure of his school of choice, but has Arkansas at the top of his list.

"Arkansas is in my top four, the way they've handled my recruitment is awesome," Edwards said.

"I had the opportunity to watch them play Alabama on TV last weekend and they impressed me. Arkansas plays an aggressive style of football, straight smash mouth."

Edwards likes Arkansas, LSU, Miami and Texas A&M.

"All those schools offer something different," Edwards said.

Edwards is being recruited by Arkansas assistant coach Chris Vaughn.

"Coach Vaughn is the main reason I'm so high on Arkansas, he's real cool," Edwards said.

"He called me earlier this week and we talked about our last game and their last game. Coach Vaughn is one of the only coaches that calls me and talks more than just about football."

Edwards bench presses 305 pounds and squats 400.

"I'm a real good run blocker, that's one of my strengths, my pass blocking needs just a little more work," Edwards said.

"Arkansas sent Shawn Andrews to the NFL in the first round, so that really caught my attention. I'm kind of in the same mold as Shawn, a dominating run blocker and a good pass blocker. It would be a dream come true to play in the NFL one day."

Edwards (6-foot-4, 326 pounds) also has his sights set on playing in the SEC.

"It's the best conference in college football hands down," Edwards said.

"If you look in the NFL it's hard not to notice all the guys having success that played in the SEC. They just have so many good athletes in the conference."

Edwards runs the 40-yard dash in 5.1 seconds.

Last season, he was named first team all-greater Houston and third team all-state while helping lead North Shore to the Texas Class AAAAA Division I state title.

"Last year we went 15-0, it would be nice to go undefeated and win another title," Edwards said.

Edwards is close friends with fellow Arkansas recruit pre-season All-American tight end Dajleon Farr.

"We talk about going to the same school all the time, if we both feel comfortable, then who knows," Edwards said.

Edwards hasn't taken any official visits yet, but has plans to catch an Arkansas game unofficially and then visit officially.

"I'm definitely taking an official visit to Arkansas, Coach Vaughn and I just haven't set a date yet," Edwards said.

El Campo, Texas, athlete Arkeith Brown has one scholarship offer on the table so far, Texas A&M, with hopes of more to come.

"It's nice to know that I've got at least one option for my future, hopefully I'll add a few more soon," Brown said.

Brown is being recruited by Arkansas, Miami, Oklahoma, Texas and Texas A&M to name a few.

"Those are really the ones that I'm most interested in," Brown said.

"All of them are quality schools, so until I visit all of them, it's too hard to put one in front of the other."

Brown (6-1, 180, 4.37) lines up at wide receiver, defensive back and punt returner on Friday nights.

"I'm a utility guy, coach lines me up all over the field, which lets me know that he's got faith in me," Brown said.

Brown is also being recruited by Vaughn.

"We talked last week, it went good, he's real laid back and cool," Brown said.

"I'm going to try to come up and see one of their games. I haven't set any of my official visits yet, but I'm sure Arkansas is going to be one of my first."

Brown attended football camps this summer at Houston and Texas A&M.

Through four games this fall, Brown has scored 4 touchdowns.

Last year, he was named first team all-district as a punt returner.

"All those schools are recruiting me as a DB, which is my natural position," Brown said.

"I'd like the chance to play as a true freshmen and returning punts may just help me get on the field early. There's two things I'm looking for in a school, the opportunity to get a degree and the chance to play some football."

Brown isn't set on staying in the Lone Star state, but doesn't want to venture off too far from home either.

"My mom is a single parent, so I'd like to stay kind of close to the house. I'm looking for a family atmosphere and somewhere that she could come see me play."

"Arkansas isn't too far from the house, El Campo is just on the other side of Houston. Plus, I've seen pictures of their facilities, so I'm excited about the chance to see them in person."


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