Tulsa (OK) Jenks standout Jarrett Lake is the epitome of why they term some football prospects as simply an athlete.
Lake (6-1, 200, 4.5) can play wide receiver, running back, cornerback, safety and is just adding linebacker to his arsenal.
It was after working out this week at linebacker at the University of Arkansas camp that he got an offer from the Razorbacks.
"The Arkansas camp went really well for me," Lake said. "(Arkansas assistant) Coach (Garrick) McGee knew I could play wide receiver and cornerback, but he wanted to see how I would look at linebacker. Off of that, they offered me a scholarship."
Indeed Lake's versatility made him an worthy candidate for an offer out of the camp.
He also has offers from Tulsa, UNLV, TCU and Wyoming and interest from Oklahoma and Oklahoma State – two places he will camp the next two days.
"This is one of the busiest weeks of my summer," Lake said. "I was at Arkansas Monday and then back to Jenks for team camp. I will be at Oklahoma on Saturday and Oklahoma State on Sunday. Later on this summer I will go to a North Carolina camp."
Lake notes that Alabama, Missouri, Texas Tech and Ohio State have also made contact.
"A lot of schools are just trying to figure out where I would play for them," Lake said. "So that's why some say an athlete."
As far as Arkansas, Lake saw a lot that he liked.
"They have great facilities and I really like the coaches," Lake said. "They are all really nice and focused and really helped me with my technique."
Lake started out at running back and wide receiver and saw some action at corner as the season went along for Jenks, who advanced to the state finals.
He should see movement again this season after a junior season in which he caught around 20 passes for over 500 yards and 5 touchdowns.
"I am going to start at wide receiver and then they are going to bring me into the slot," Lake said. "We'll also be running the wildcat again and I will do that."
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