The young man that the University of Arkansas decided to offer its quarterback scholarship to for the 2009 class will be on display in Fayetteville on Saturday.
It's something that Frisco (Texas) Wakeland signal caller Will Secord, one of 200-plus prospects expected to be on hand for the Razorbacks' 1-day camp, has been looking forward to for awhile.
"I'm excited because it will be my first opportunity to work with the coaches I am going to have in college," Secord said. "I will get a chance to get to know them better, learn from them and just get used to the surroundings."
Secord (6-2, 212, 4.6) completed 147-of-248 passes last season for 2,019 yards and 23 touchdowns with just five interceptions for a 9-2 team that was just in its second year of having a program.
He comes from a football family with his dad and current head coach Marty being a former college coach as was his grandfather.
"We've actually got two-a-days coming up pretty quickly on Aug. 4 so there's really only about two or three weeks left for us before we really start getting after it," Secord said. "We've been working hard this summer with 7-on-7 and I feel like we are going to have a very good season."
Secord said he has worked hard in the off-season to improve his game.
"The main things I have been working on have been the mental part of the game – reading the defenses, my recognition of coverages and that sort of thing," Secord said. "I've also just been trying to get as many reps as possible."
In addition to Arkansas, Secord was getting interest from Texas Tech, Kansas, Nebraska, Tulsa and Oklahoma State.
But he decided to pledge with the Razorbacks and has never looked back.
"The other schools were still calling there for a little bit, but I think they now understand that I am solid with Arkansas," Secord said. "It's been nice that it has slowed down. I am still getting mail, but I really don't even open it. I am solid with Arkansas."
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