One day after saying he'd commit to Arkansas in all likelihood, Bainbridge, Ga., defensive tackle Malcolm Sheppard seems set to commit to the Razorbacks on Wednesday.
Sheppard (6-3, 260, 4.6) talked with his family about the decision today before heading to work and they're behind him. He's just waiting for an in-home visit from Chris Vaughn on Wednesday to make it official.
Sheppard spent most of his weekend in Fayetteville lounging, playing NCAA Football on the X-Box with Mike Smith, who he played against in high school.
"We were basically just playing the X-Box and eating," Sheppard said. "I loved that food.
"It was fun; I liked the players, had a good time with the players."
Sheppard was glad to see a familiar face in Fayetteville.
"I talked to (Smith) a couple of times when I was a junior and knew who he was from the moment I stepped in," Sheppard said. "I was on the same page I was. ... That's what made everything fun and comfortable for me."
Sheppard was also impressed with Reynolds Razorback Stadium.
"I really got hyped up on the stadium," Sheppard said. "I've never seen a stadium like that so far."
Sheppard also has visits scheduled to Central Florida, UAB and Southern Miss., but will likely cancel those after making a commitment.
"My job is to rush the quarterback," Sheppard said. "I choose a lane and go straight at it. I don't run around offensive linemen, I kind of run through them. I just like to be a bull rusher."
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