Texas Prospect Looking To Leave State

FAYETTEVILLE -- Arkansas coaches are continuing to recruit Texas strong with hopes of landing a few more prospects.

Houston linebacker Tyrell Graham of Yates High is still undecided on his future, but lists Arkansas at the top of his potential schools.

"I'm definitely going to visit Arkansas officially, sometime in December," Graham said.

"Arkansas, Kansas State, LSU and Oklahoma State are the four schools that I'm considering right now."

Graham has offers from Houston, Oklahoma State and Utah.

"I'll know more after I take some of my visits. I'm looking for a school that has good graduation rates, housing, a chance to contribute early and a great engineering program. I wouldn't mind redshirting to put on some more weight, but I'll leave that decision up to the coaches," Graham said.

Graham is being recruited by Arkansas assistant coach Chris Vaughn.

"I've decided to leave the state ... my mind is already made up. It's not a knock on any of the Texas schools, I just want to get away for college."

Graham (6-foot-3, 215 pounds) runs the 40-yard dash in 4.6 seconds and bench presses 305 pounds.

"I'm going to play in either the Big 12 or the SEC, those are both two of the best conferences in college football," Graham said.

Graham has a core GPA of 2.6 and scored 810 on his SAT.

"I've already signed up to take the SAT again on December 4th. I'm going to score higher this time," Graham said.

On the season Graham has recorded 5 sacks, 1 interception, 4 caused fumbles and 3 fumble recoveries, returning 1 for a 68 yard Td.

Atlanta, Georgia offensive tackle George Robinson has more than 40 scholarship offers at his disposal and is still trying to narrow his list of potential suitors down.

"It's hard whenever you have that many schools after you," Robinson said.

"I'm going to take my time, it's still early so I'm not in any kind of rush. I plan on taking all five of my official visits, distance isn't going to be a factor."

Robinson likes Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Oklahoma and Tennessee in no particular order.

"All those are good schools with a lot to offer," Robinson said.

Robinson is being recruited by Arkansas assistant Tracy Rocker.

"Coach Rocker is real cool, we talked on the phone last Thursday," Robinson said.

"He's from Georgia and my high school coach (Rodney Cofield) played high school football with him. Coach Cofield is always talking about how dominant coach Rocker was whenever he played."

Robinson (6-6, 325, 4.98) has visited Georgia and Georgia Tech unofficially.

He bench presses 325 and has graded out at 90 percent on the season.

"I'll be ready to play as a true freshmen. Coach Rocker feels like I could come in and contribute right away."


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