Warren standout and Razorback commit Chris Gragg not only got an official look at the University of Arkansas this weekend, but an idea of what new coach Bobby Petrino's gameday will be like.
Gragg, who had 28 catches for 420 yards and 8 touchdowns this season, was one of 11 official visitors to Fayetteville this past weekend - including four that stayed until Monday after arriving on Saturday.
"During the visit, not only did we meet with the coaches, but we had offensive meetings just as if we were game-planning and getting ready to play," Gragg said. "They were going over stuff like it was gameday and we were getting ready to play."
Part of that included watching film not only of Louisville games, but practices that focused on former Cardinals' wideouts Harry Douglas and Mario Urrutia.
"They showed us not only plays they ran in games, but how they run drills in practice and how that helped develop Harry Douglas and Urrutia," Gragg said. "It was very impressive."
Gragg, one of four UA commits from Warren who took official visits this weekend, said he was also very impressed with Petrino and his staff.
"These coaches seem like they love want they do and have a lot of love for it," Gragg said. "They are hard-core, hard-nosed and expect you to do the right thing on and off the field. They are all business and it makes me think we will compete for championships."
Current Razorback Brandon Lampkin was Gragg's host and he also spent time with Michael Smith, who hosted Warren's Jarius Wright.
Basmine Jones and Greg Childs were the other two Warren standouts in for visits this weekend.
"I talked to the other three of them and they all really enjoyed their visits and I am sure we are all going to be up there together," Gragg said.
Gragg, also a standout basketball player, has been invited to go to Ole Miss this weekend, but is not sure whether he will go or not.
He tried to do his part this weekend to recruit others.
"I hung around with Aundre (Dean) and I understand he is really good," Gragg said. "I also spent time with the guys I know like Joe Adams, De'Anthony (Curtis) (Jim) Youngblood and (LaVunce) Askew. I think we are going to have a great class and a great future."
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