Stumon's Taking Time

Arkansas has offered a scholarship to North Little Rock linebacker Van Stumon, who plans right now to wait until after the season to make a decision on where he will play his college ball.

Especially after seeing him work this week at Houston Nutt's football camp, the University of Arkansas coaching staff would love to see North Little Rock linebacker Van Stumon go ahead and commit.

But while he has lot of fondness for the Razorbacks, Stumon (6-2, 230, 4.71) doesn't want to rush a decision that right now between offers from Arkansas and Purdue.

"I don't think I am going to make a decision until after my season," Stumon said. "But I do like a lot of things about Arkansas. I've enjoyed being up here."

Those are the only two schools to put offers on the table so far, but Stumon has also received interest from other schools such as Florida and LSU.

"I'm very honored that people are paying attention to me," Stumon said. "I am just trying to work hard."

Stumon got Tuesday's morning session of Arkansas camp off with a rim-rattling hit that had those on hand buzzing.

"I think I can hit pretty well," Stumon said in an understatement.

Stumon had 106 tackles last season with 32 of those accounting for lost yardage.

He also rushed for over 800 yards while splitting time with University of Arkansas signee Jamar Love, who has been around the camp this week.

Although he is listed at 6-2, 230, the muscled-bound Stumon actually appears as if he is much bigger because of his physique.

"I've just tried to hit the weights and also improve my speed," said Stumon, who ran a 4.9 at the FCA Combine back in May and was happy to lower that time here. "

Stumon is one of seven in-state athletes that have been offered scholarships by Arkansas, the only two defenders being himself and Wynne defensive tackle L.T. Walker.

He has plans to be back in Fayetteville on July 22-23 for Arkansas' Seniors Camp, an invitation only event.

"Arkansas and Purdue are really the only two schools I am looking at right now," Stumon said. "But I just don't want to rush things as far as committing."


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