Butler County (Kan.) Community College defensive back Rudell Crim has known for a pretty long time that he was going to be playing his college football at the University of Arkansas.
But Crim (6-1, 190, 4.4) – a former Tallahasee (FL) Rickards star - took a couple of other visits to make sure and decided Tuesday to go ahead make it public by committing to the Razorbacks.
"I really feel like it is the right place for me and that I can just go in and make an impact right away," Crim said. "I think they have great coaches, great players and a bright future that I want to be a part of for the next couple of years."
Crim, who becomes the UA's 28th commit of the 2009 class visited Oregon, but then got his decision down to Arkansas and South Florida.
He visited those two schools the last couple of weekends.
"South Florida is in Tampa and closer to my home (Tallahassee), but Arkansas just felt more like home to me now," Crim said. "It was just a feeling of Arkansas is the place that I should be."
He has been a standout cornerback for Butler and a key in helping them win back-to-back national junior college championships in his two years there.
Crim, who has the versatility to play either cornerback or safety, had 35 tackles and 3 picks, taking one back for a touchdown.
"I think I have a nose for the football and one thing the coaches like about me is that I can play both cornerback and safety," Crim said. "I am comfortable at either one and will just do what they need me to do to have the biggest impact."
Crim's a Razorback
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