The University of Arkansas now has four football commitments in its 2009 class - and it turns out its been that way for awhile.
Hawgs Illustrated learned Friday night and then confirmed through several sources that Frisco (Texas) Wakeland left-handed quarterback Will Secord (6-2, 212) committed to head coach Bobby Petrino's Razorbacks back on March 10.
The pledge actually came to light when Secord, a spread offense quarterback who is also receiving attention from Texas Tech, Kansas, Nebraska, Tulsa and Oklahoma State, filled out a questionnaire for Scout.com.
"Yes, I did commit to the Razorbacks not too long after I came up there for their first Junior Day," Secord said late Friday night after leading his baseball team to the area championship. "I came back for a practice and I just really like their coaches and facilites and plans they have for the future.
"We told a few people about it around here, but I think this yours is going to be the first story about it," Secord said. "I'm pretty happy about it."
Secord completed 147-of-248 passes for 2,019 yards and 23 touchdowns with just 5 interceptions this season for a 9-2 team that is just in its second year of existence.
"I don't have what you would call a cannon arm, but I am very accurate and I think I am able to make plays with my legs when the play breaks down. I still need to get better reading complex defenses and I'll keep working hard to get better."
He took over as the full-time starter for the Class 3A program - which is moving up to 4A this season - as a junior after splitting time as a sophomore.
"We had a mediocre first season, but really worked hard and came back and had a very good one this season," Secord said. "We made it to the first round (of the playoffs) before losing to Royse City."
Secord plays for his dad Marty, who previously coached at Abilene Cooper and started the program at Louisiana College.
His grandfather coached at Austin College and is now the director of football operations at Louisiana College.
"I come from a football family," Secord said. "My dad and my grandfather have been involved with football for a long time."
He is also a very good baseball player, a pitcher and first baseman for the 25-4-1 Wolverines, who downed Glen Rose 5-4 on Friday.
Arkansas quarterbacks coach Garrick McGee is scheduled to be at Wakeland this week.
Secord will be back in Fayetteville on July 19 for the Seniors Only camp.
"I think Arkansas is going to be a great fit for me," Secord said. "I think they have great plans for the future."
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