Saintly Offer

After an eye-opening day at Houston Nutt's Football Camp on Tuesday, Shiloh Christian wideout Crosby Tuck (6-1, 180, 4.43) gets an offer from the University of Arkansas to run his current total fo four.

When Shiloh Christian standout wide receiver Crosby Tuck left Houston Nutt's Football Camp on Tuesday night to go back home, he had three scholarship offers to his name.

When Tuck (6-1, 180, 4.49) showed back up for Wednesday morning's final session at the University of Arkansas that number had grown to four.

Razorback head coach Houston Nutt doled out an offer from Arkansas when he got a phone call from Tuck on Tuesday night.

"I am definitely very happy about getting an offer from them," Tuck said. "I was hoping they were going to offer me and that was part of my reason for going to the early camp. I am really excited about it."

Tuck, who already had offers in the bag from Troy, Central Florida and Arkansas State, was extremely impressive during his camp skill drills on Tuesday after taking Monday off to rest up from a team camp at Missouri State that Shiloh attended last weekend.

He showed the form that has allowed him to catch 142 passes for 2,700 yards and 31 touchdowns over the past two seasons for the Saints by getting openly repeatedly during drills and hauling in passes that were anywhere near him.

"There were a lot more speed and power than I am used to going against and everything so it was kind of nice to see how I compared to all that," Tuck said. "It was pretty good battle for me, but I thought I did all right."

While some had thought that Tuck- who caught 67 passes for 1,443 yards and 16 touchdowns - might have committed to the Razorbacks right away, he is going to give his decision some more thought and has a unofficial trip to Central Florida already scheduled.

He has scheduled trips to camp at Tulsa and Kansas State already slated as well.

"I'm not real sure on how I want to do it yet," Tuck said of a timetable on announcing his choice.

Shiloh is expecting to have a big 2006 campaign, beginning with a season-opening game at Prestonwood Christian Academy in Plano, Texas, on Sept. 1 after the Blue-Gold game on Aug. 18 and a home exhibition with Tulsa Victory Christian on Aug. 24.

Shiloh had already won a 7-on-7 tournament at Harding Academy a couple of weeks ago and will be participating in the Northwest Arkansas Passing League as well as traveling to Hoover, Ala., for a 7-on-7 event.

The Saints have five prospects who already have D-I offers in Tuck, quarterback Matt Simpson, offensive lineman Nolan Hankins (6-7, 330), running back David Ingram and linebacker Adam Herring, who recently transferred from Fayetteville and was offered along with Ingram while the team was at Missouri State's team camp.

"We played real well together down there and our offense clicked real well," Tuck said. "Getting Adam Herring over there to my linebacker was good, he played great. I feel real good going into this season."


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