Childs to Arkansas

Arkansas makes it 4-for-4 in Warren when wideout Greg Childs (6-5, 205, 4.6) decides Thursday to join teammates Basmine Jones, Jarius Wright and Chris Gragg in pledging to sign with the Razorbacks.

In the middle of summer, the University of Arkansas football program's recruiting efforts are En Fuego.

Warren wide receiver Greg Childs (6-5, 205) and Texas prep cornerback Junior Okpara (6-1, 180, 4.48) both committed to the Razorbacks on Friday giving them a total of five pick-ups in the last six days and 15 overall in the 2008 class.

Childs committing means that Arkansas went 4-for-4 this year in Warren as fellow Lumberjacks - cornerback Basmine Jones (6-2, 210, 4.5), athlete Jarius Wright (5-11, 180, 4.34) and wideout Chris Gragg (6-3, 185, 4.6) - had previously committed.

"We talked with them before school was over and told them that they needed to either get it done before the season or wait until it was over," Warren head coach Bo Hembree said. "Once Basmine committed and then Chris Gragg on Sunday the other two decided that was where they wanted to go as well.

"It just goes to show that kids have more influence on other kids than parents and other things," I'm excited for them and glad they are all going to Arkansas."

Hembree gives former UA assistant Louis Campbell and current UA offensive coordinator David Lee a lot of credit.

"I think it all started with Coach Campbell coming down here last year and building great relationships with those guys," Hembree said. "And then Coach Lee came in and just built on that and did a great job with all these guys."

Childs chose Arkansas over Florida, Tennessee, Texas Tech, Ole Miss and several other schools.

He had 65 catches for over 1,000 yards and 15 touchdowns last season.

Warren head coach Bo Hembree says it's his work ethic that lifts Childs up another level.

"His work ethic just overwhelms you," Hembree said. "He is the hardest-working kid that I have ever coached. He has probably got the most upside of any kid that we have at Warren when he comes to the next level."

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