The Montrell Show

Cowley (KS) College small forward Montrell McDonald (6-6, 190) likes what he has found at the University of Arkansas on his official visit.

Is The Montrell Show coming to Fayetteville?

Could be, but Cowley (KS) College redshirt sophomore small forward Montrell McDonald (6-6, 190) will just have to add everything up early next week after visiting the University of Arkansas this weekend.

"Man, I like everything about Arkansas," McDonald said Saturday. "I've only been here a day, but the players have really taken me in and made me feel great and I am amazed at how much the fans know who you are and care about you becoming a part of their program.

"I am just going to have to get back and sit down with my coach and talk about everything," McDonald added. "I could make a decision next week or it could be a little longer. I just don't know yet, but I can definitely can say I am liking what I see here."

McDonald, who averaged 13.4 points, 5.6 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 blocks per game for a 31-3 squad, earlier committed to Texas Tech before deciding to take a trip to Arkansas.

He has also taken visits to Oregon and Kansas State while Colorado has also shown interest.

But just a few hours before the Kentucky Derby, McDonald said the quest for his letter-of-intent was a two-horse race.

"It's really just Arkansas and Texas Tech," McDonald said. "Those are the two. Of course somebody may have called my coach while I was gone so we will just add everything up when we talk."

The former Fort Worth O.D. Wyatt star signed with Texas A&M-Corpus Christi out of high school, but ended up playing his freshman season at George Washington after a year at Brigton Prep.

McDonald said Arkansas coaches had made it clear to him that he was a much wanted and much-needed recruit.

The Razorbacks are losing six seniors, including starting small forward Sonny Weems.

"That's a big factor for me," McDonald said. "They are losing their starting guy, their main guy there and they need for somebody to come in and take over for him. That's very appealing to me."

He also would numerically be a replacement for UA signee Daniel Payne, who is no longer coming to Arkansas since he is no longer enrolled at Coffeyville (KS) Community College.

Payne and McDonald met up twice this season with the latter holding the former to just one point in two games.

"I take defense very seriously," McDonald said. "I take it personally if you score on me."


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