Tucked Away

The University of Arkansas football program rounds up its seventh verbal pledge of the 2007 recruiting class as Shiloh Christian wideout Crosby Tuck (6-1, 180, 4.49) decides to go ahead and call it in favor of the Razorbacks.

Arkansas' football team gained its seventh verbal commitment of the 2007 class with the pledge of Shiloh Christian wideout Crosby Tuck on Saturday.

Tuck, a 6-foot-1, 180-pounder who runs a 4.49 second, 40-yard dash, pulled the trigger while talking with Hogs first-year offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn, a former Saints head coach.

"We talked a little bit about some stuff with the program and after that, I committed," Tuck said. "With (Shiloh) coach (Josh) Floyd playing (quarterback) for coach Malzahn and the Hogs trying to run the same offense as what we're doing, it seemed liked the best fit for me out of the places that I was interested in."

As a junior, Tuck caught 67 passes for 1,443 yards and 16 touchdowns, giving him 142 receptions, more than 2,700 yards and 31 touchdowns in his two-year prep career.

Tuck also had scholarship offers from Troy, Central Florida, Arkansas State and Missouri State. Kansas State, Oklahoma State, Auburn also were showing plenty of interest.

"If I would have waited a little longer, I probably could have got an offer out of them," Tuck said. "But everyone is really excited about it, because that's pretty much where everybody wanted me to go."

Tuck joins Butler County (Kan.) Community College running back Brandon Barnett, Harrison offensive lineman Wade Grayson, Monticello center Seth Oxner, Paris tight end Grant Freeman, Little Rock Catholic defensive end/tight end Jake Bequette and Jenks, Okla., linebacker Tim Dial as Razorbacks commitments.

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