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Arkansas lands a committment from Florida prep offensive lineman Mike Aguirre after his weekend visit.

The University of Arkansas added a 13th verbal commitment on Sunday when Weston (Fla.) Cypress Bay offensive lineman Mike Aguirre gave them his verbal pledge.

Aguirre (6-5, 305, 5.4) made the commitment while he was on his visit this weekend to Fayetteville.

"I just liked everything about the whole place," Aguirre said. "The coaches, the facilities, the people I met in the town and the competitive atmosphere they all have. They want their Razorbacks to be the best and that's what the coaches and the players stirve for each day."

Aguirre, whose school is just three years old and who has only had varsity football the past two, popped on Arkansas' recruiting radar screen just a couple of weeks ago.

He will cancel his visit set to Southern Illinois and will tell Kansas State - among the team planning on watching him after playing in his first of three all-star games - there is no reason to come see him know.

"I am a Razorback - loyal and true now," Aguirre said. "Not even USC, Oklahoma or even UM (Miami) could take me away from them now. I'm done with recruiting. I'm signing with Arkansas."

Aguirre, who was being recruited by Razorback recruiting coordinator Chris Vaughn, was very impressed with UA offensive line coach Mike Markuson on his trip.

"I could tell the way he was talking to me that he is a very straight forward guy and that he will except nothing but the best from you," Aguirre said. "It seems to me he is going to be a tough, tough guy, but a father figure, too."

Aguirre's mother Angelica also made the trip.

"We loved it and he verbally committed to Arkansas and is very happy about it," Aguirre said. "I'm very happy, too."

In fact, she actually did the committing to University of Arkansas head coach Houston Nutt for him.

"Coach Nutt had told me that me that there was a scholarship for me and they would be happy to have me a board when I was ready," Aguirre said. "But they didn't want to pressure me and would be ready when I was.

"But then he talked to my mom before we left and she told him we had already discussed it," Aguirre said. "She told him we want to be Razorbacks. We are."


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