Shreveport (La.) Evangel safety Dan Kreamer and his parents decided Monday night that he was goling to live out a dream.
That would be playing his college football at the University of Arkansas - albeit without the benefit of a college scholarship at first.
Kreamer (6-1, 195, 4.5), considered one of the nation's top prospects before an injury sidelined him early in his senior season, chose to walk on for the Razorbacks over scholarship offers from McNeese State and others.
"We just got everything worked out and it is definitely what I wanted to do - to be a Razorback," Kreamer said. "I am coming as a walk on at first. We don't know whether there will be a scholarship available after a semester or a year or just what the deal is, but my parents are making a big sacrifice to let me do this and I am very thankful to them when I had full offers elsewhere. Arkansas is just where I want to be."
Kreamer, rated as the 57th best safety in the country by Scout.com, had offers from LSU, Florida, Auburn, Ole Miss, Texas A&M and Mississippi State and was just about to get one from Arkansas when he tore his ACL.
All of them pulled their offers, but Arkansas stayed in contact with him and brought him in for an official visit. He had committed to McNeese State - where his brother played before arriving in Fayetteville.
"Once I got up there again in Fayetteville, I just couldn't see myself not playing there and giving this a shot," Kreamer said. "I'm going to come in and take care of my business."
Kreamer, who had a whopping 136 tackles and 4 interceptions as a junior, was known for his big hits on the field for Evangel.
"I love to read the quarterback, run to the ball and make a big hit when I get there," Kreamer said. "I am also a good receiver back there, meaning I can break on the ball and get interceptions."
Kreamer had 18 tackles in his team's season-opening loss to Springdale and had 15 in three quarters in game two before injurying his knee in game three against Longview.
Kreamer said he is well on his way to being 100 percent healthy.
"My knees coming along great," Kreamer said. "I should have no problems whatsoever in being ready to go when I get there to Arkansas."
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