Askew to Arkansas

Updated: Arkansas goes 3-of-3 at Camden Fairview when defensive end LaVunce Askew (6-3, 278) announces he will be a Razorback on Saturday.

Camden Fairview defensive lineman Lavunce Askew was already getting ready to announce his decision, but his last cell phone bill put an exclamation point on things.

"The coaches have been calling and texting so much lately that my cell phone bill jumped up over $300," Askew said. "My dad was not happy. I don't even have one now."

But don't get the wrong idea – Askew (6-3, 278, 4.8) thoroughly enjoyed a process that came to an end today at noon.

Askerw, surrounded by family and friends, announced he was headed to Arkansas.

"It's been fun and I feel very fortunate to have so many schools want me to come play for them," Askew said. "And there's a part of me that wishes I could reap the full benefits by taking all five of my official visits.

"But my dad and I have talked about it, I know where I want to go and it's just better to go ahead and take care of things," Askew added. "That way if something happens to me and I get hurt, I will still get taken care."

"The biggest thing was just the chemistry I have with the coaches," Askew said. I especially love Coach Rocker and I would love to play for him because he knows what he is doing and has all the awards to prove it." Arkansas goes 3-for-3 this season at Camden Fairview since the Razorbacks already have commitments from quarterback Jim Youngblood (6-3, 217, 4.69) and running back De'Anthony Curtis (5-11, 211, 4.41).

"They talked to me every day about coming to join them," Askew said. "Every day."

Askew has taken several trips to Arkansas, but had not been to Texas Tech and Oklahoma State.

"But I have done my research on the internet and my coach (Buck James) and I have sit down and gone over everything," Askew said. "I feel good about making the decision and being informed."

Arkansas had the opportunity to impress Askew when he was at last season's big win over Tennessee, at Junior Day and at one of their camps this summer.

"It kind feels better having it out of the way and being able to just play and concentrate on my senior season," Askew said. "We have a lot of goals as a team." "I was a little nervous about the ceremony today, but once I got there and saw all my family and friends and teammates, it just felt like home and definitely the right thing to do."

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