More than 300 top athletes from across the nation are expected in Fayetteville Sunday for the Bobby Petrino Football Camp.
Several are Arkansas recruits allowing Razorback coaches an up-close and personal look and an opportunity to show off what are widely considered some of the best facilities in the Southeastern Conference.
"It draws a lot of guys," Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino said. "It's something that does two things: first, it gets them on your campus and then they get to go around and see everything that's in Fayetteville, which is great. A lot of them come in the night before and it's great this year because VYPE has that passing tournament in town. So the timing of it plays out well for that, too.
"Then the second thing it does is allows our coaches to work with them for a day and teach our drills, teach what we do here, so they get to see how we coach and how we practice. Then you also get to watch them and evaluate them."
The event comes on the heels of the VYPE 7-on-7 Tournament held at the University of Arkansas Friday and Saturday and the Top Gun QB1 Challenge in Springdale Thursday night. Shiloh Christian quarterback Kiehl Frazier won the quarterback challenge and and is one of those planning to participate in Petrino's one-day camp.
"I'm just looking to get better," said Frazier, a 2011 quarterback who holds offers from Auburn, Tulsa and Western Michigan. "I'm looking forward to talking to (UA quarterbacks) Coach (Garrick) McGee. I haven't talked to him in a while, so I'm looking forward to working with him."
Other notable athletes scheduled to attend are top receivers Demarco Cobbs and Marcus Lucas, quarterbacks Jake Medlock and Brandon Allen, defensive tackles Calvin Barnett and Samuel Harvill and athlete Eric Bennett just to name a few.
Arkansas 2010 commitments offensive lineman Jordan Rainey and tight end Brad Hefley of Joplin, Mo., will also be in attendance, along with tight end commitment Garrett Uekman of Little Rock Catholic.
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