Blue Chip Tight End Eyeing Arkansas

FAYETTEVILLE -- One of the top tight ends in the country has Arkansas in his top five.

Galena Park, Texas ,tight end Dajleon Farr of North Shore High has more than 30 scholarship offers and is beginning to narrow his list of potential suitors.

"In no significant order, I like Nebraska, Ohio State, Arkansas, Miami and Tennessee," Farr said.

"I'm looking for a school that offers me the opportunity to showcase my talents and help me get to the NFL."

Farr talked to Arkansas assistant coach Chris Vaughn on Wednesday night.

"We just talked about our season and their season, he called to check on me and see how everything was going," Farr said.

Farr (6-foot-5, 235 pounds) hasn't set any official visits yet.

Farr is a member of Dave Campbell's Texas Football preseason first team All-state team and is regarded as one of the top three tight ends in the country by most publications.

He runs the 40-yard dash in 4.5 seconds, Farr has a 3.35 GPA and a 20 on his ACT.

TALLAHASSEE DB LEAVING THE SUNSHINE STATE
Tallahassee, Fla., defensive back David Gibson is determined to leave the state to play his college football and Arkansas is his early leader.

"I'm definitely leaving the state for college, it's nice down here, but I'm ready for a change of scenery," Gibson said.

Gibson has already received scholarship offers from Florida A&M and Iowa State, he's being evaluated by Arkansas, Clemson, East Carolina, Florida State, Maryland and South Carolina.

"All those are good programs and schools, but Arkansas is where I want to go," Gibson said.

"If they offered me tonight, I'd commit on the spot."

Gibson (6-2, 180, 4.41) is in the process of setting up official visits to Arkansas, East Carolina, Iowa State, Maryland and South Carolina.

On the season, Gibson has 1 interception, 5 pass breakups and 4 caused fumbles. Last week he lined up at quarterback because of a foot injury and passed for 194 yards and 3 touchdowns.

MEMPHIS LINEMAN HAS ARKANSAS TIES
Memphis, Tenn. East High offensive tackle Malcolm Rawls still hasn't sorted through his trunk full of mail from college coaches, but plans to start in the near future.

Rawls has scholarship offers from Arkansas, Memphis, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Stanford and Tennessee to name a few.

"I don't have an early favorite, but my mom does," Rawls said.

"My mom graduated from Arkansas, so she likes them and Notre Dame the most. I'm a little bit more undecided though, I have more to worry about. The people there are going to have a big influence on my decision. When I go off to college my coaches and teammates are going to be my family for the next four to five years."

Rawls (6-5, 305, 5.1) has a 4.6 GPA on a 4.8 scale and has scored a 27 on his ACT.

Rawls is a member of Super Prep's preseason All-American team and also a member ESPN's Top 100 list.

BRETT BRADLEY COVERS RECRUITING FOR THE MORNING NEWS.

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