Wade, Mack Commit to Arkansas

Not only did Arkansas bash Eastern Michigan 63-27 in its homecoming game, but the Razorbacks also picked a pair of commits from the Jacksonville (FL) Andrew Jackson duo of wideout Marquel Wade (5-11, 180, 4.4) and Montaque Mack (6-2, 225) and a solid reaffirmation from linebacker Chris Smith (6-2, 230) of Mount Ulla (NC) West Rowan.

Even before the University of Arkansas had blasted Eastern Michigan 63-20, Florida wideout Marquel Wade had seen all he needed to see to make a decision.

In fact, Wade (5-11, 180, 4.42) was just waiting around until after the game to go ahead commit to the Razorbacks.

"I just love it here and I know this is the pace that I need to play my college football at," Wade said. "I am going to be a Razorback. This is definitely the place for me.

"I thought coming up here that this is the place that I probably wanted to go, but after seeing it and experiencing everything there is to being a Razorback, I know this is where I need to be," Wade said. "They have a great future here and I want to be a part of that."

Wade chose Arkansas over South Carolina and South Florida with a total of around 20 offers.

He has caught 40 passes for 355 yards and 7 TDs and returned 8 punts for over 400 yards – including 5 for scores.

Wade took his official visit this weekend along with teammate Montague Mack - a 6-2, 225-pound linebacker - who also committed to Razorbacks on Sunday, but will grayshirt until January of 2011 when a scholarship comes available.

"Man, this is a great place and I can't say enough about the atmosphere that they have here and how big-time it is here," Mack said. "This is definitely where I want to play my college football. The coaches are great, the facilities are great and this crowd is just amazing. I had no idea it was like this, but this is a special place."

A third official visitor this weekend was UA linebacker commit Chris Smith (6-2, 230, 4.52) of Mount Ulla (NC) West Rowan.

Smith has 70 tackles this season with 13.5 sacks, 22 tackles for lost yardage, 6 pass deflections, 3 forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.

He had 26 sacks his junior season.

"It is so powerful up here," Smith said. "It is so exciting and I am very excited for next year to be able to be a part of this. I can't wait."

Marquel Wade

Montaque Mack

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