Eoff to Arkansas

Fort Smith Northside's Austin Eoff (6-5, 305) beccomes the second mammoth OL and the seventh 2008 prospect overall to commit to the University of Arkansas when he does so on Thursday.

Fort Smith Northside offensive lineman Austin Eoff was going through Tulsa's team football camp the past few days, but is mind was on the University of Arkansas.

More specifically, committing to the Razorbacks.

Eoff (6-5, 305) did just that on Thursday - becoming the UA's second offensive line commit and the seventh overall prospect in the 2008 class to verbally pledge to sign with the Razorbacks.

"I was thinking about committing to Arkansas all the time I was over at the Tulsa camp," Eoff said. "I got back last night, talked it over with my dad and then talked to (Fort Smith Northside) Coach (Darrell) Henry so he would now what I was thinking.

"Then I called (Tulsa assistant) Gus Malzahn and the other coaches that had been recruiting me to tell them I was going to commit to Arkansas," Eoff added. "Then I called the Arkansas coaches and let them know and it's just a great feeling."

Eoff basically earned that scholarship offer Sunday and Monday while at the Houston Nutt Football Camp in Fayetteville.

He got the offer Monday night after leaving the Arkansas camp and heading to Tulsa.

"I was so excited to get that offer and glad I got a chance to come up and prove myself at the camp,' Eoff said. "There was some great competition there and I really worked hard."

Eoff joins Russellville's Matt Hall (6-10, 320) - who played his last two seasons at Dardanelle - as offensive linemen committed to the Razorbacks.

"I've gotten to know Matt at a few junior days and we became good friends this week at camp," Eoff said. "It feels great to know that we are going to be Razorbacks. I got to know (Bentonville OL) Tyler Barnes really well, too, and he's very good. I hope he gets a chance to join us."

Eoff welcomed the opportunity to work with UA offensive line coach Mike Markuson while in the Arkansas camp.

"He is great at what he does," Eoff said of Markuson. "He gave me a lot of great advice on what to work on this season. He wants me to get quicker with my footwork and a little stronger, but he says that he loves my hips for a big guy and my quickness off the ball."

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