In the next few days, Hinds (Miss.) Community College defensive lineman Ryan McBean will be setting up an official visit to the University of Arkansas and sounds like he's a bit excited.
"I've got some boys up there like (redshirting Razorback freshman) Desmond Williams and I can't wait to get up to Fayetteville and just chill with him," McBean said. "Once I get that visit set, it's on. They are way up there on my list. Desmond says the coaches are great it's a real cool campus."
McBean, (6-5, 270, 4.87)r who played his Texas high school ball at Euless Trinity with Williams and is a mid-term graduate, has already set up two visits to Oklahoma State (Dec. 3-5) and Ole Miss (Dec. 10-12).
"I'm also still considering Texas A&M and Southern Miss, but I am not sure I am going to be able to fit them in because I get out in December," McBean said. "But I am definitely coming to visit Arkansas. You can mark that down."
McBean, who made the Mississippi JC All-State team this season, spent most of his time at defensive tackle this season but also got on the edge some.
"I mostly played defensive tackle, but I did get some action at defensive end and I think I will play both in college," McBean said. "The big deal at both places is just to get to the quarterback or whoever's got the ball and I've been pretty good at doing that."
McBean's Hinds team jumped to a 13-0 lead over No. 2 Pearl River Community College in the state championship game, but lost 24-13 in a game that advanced PRCC to play No. 1 Butler for the national title in the Dalton Defenders Bowl this Sunday in Coffeyville, Kan.
Hinds (9-2) was offered a few bowl invites, but turned them down.
"We had a great year, but the school chose to not spend the money to go to a bowl," McBean said. "So we're just taking care of school and getting on with recruiting."
McBean, who bench presses 355 and squats 465, won't spend much time making a decision.
"Arkansas, Oklahoma State and Ole Miss are all great schools and I'm looking forward to checking them all out," McBean said. "I think I can play right away and help them all out."
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