D'Aguliar to Arkansas

Arkansas goes the prep school route once again and lands Fork Union middle linebacker Benjamin D'Aguliar (6-2, 235) Tuesday afternoon as its 21st commit of the 2009 recruiting class.

After giving it a little thought on Tuesday afternoon, Fork Union Military Academy middle linebacker Benjamin D'Aguliar decided to get on the bus.

The University of Arkansas commitment bus that is – and he took up the seat reserved for commitment 21 of the 2009 class.

D'Aguiliar (6-2, 235) had considered waiting until after Friday night's game with Hargrave Military Academy to announce, but then changed his mind during practice.

"Yes, Ben did confirm with me after practice today that he has decided to commit to Arkansas," Fork Union head coach John Shuman said late Tuesday afternoon. "He's very excited about what he found on his official visit there."

The Canadian-born Aguliar, who will be able to come to Arkansas at mid-term and visited the school officially last weekend, is just what Razorback assistant coach Lorenzo Ward was looking for according to Shuman.

"When Coach Ward came in here, he said that were looking for a big physical Mike linebacker," Shuman said. "He is just that. He is very physical, runs well and makes lot of tackles. We blitz him sometime and he makes a lot of plays for us."

Aguliar actually played twice against Fork Union last season before joining up with the program.

"He came down with the Canadian national team and played us twice and we really liked his toughness and what we saw of him," Shuman said. "So we followed him through the summer and got him here and have been very happy with what he brought to the field."

Aguliar will be able to go through spring practice with the Razorbacks.

"He is fine with his ACT and just has to complete school and keep his grade point average where it is," Shumann said. "That should be no problem at all for Ben and we think he is going to be a heck of a player for Arkansas."

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