Brown's All In

Louisiana prep defensive end LaCraig Brown (6-4, 269) said Sunday there is no longer any doubt in his mind and he will definitely sign with the University of Arkansas.

The way LaCraig Brown sees it, he never really left the Pig Pen.

But the 6-4, 269-pound defensive end from Monroe (La.) Richwood is now absolutely sure that is the place he wants to play around in the next four or five years.

"I didn't really de-commit, that was just a bunch of rumors and misunderstandings," Brown said Sunday night. "I just took a visit to a couple of places to just make sure Arkansas was the right place for me. I know now it is."

Brown's "re-commit" is one of 16 verbal pledges that Arkansas has for its 2010 recruiting class.

He took visits to Arkansas (Dec. 18-20), TCU and Louisiana Tech and also considered Southern Miss.

"I came up there this summer before I committed (in Sept.), but when I came on my official visit I got a chance to see everything," Brown said. "That included getting to see all the academic stuff and meeting with advisors. I am sure they care about you succeeding off the field just as much as they do on the field and that mean's a lot to me and my family."

Brown – who had 9 sacks among his 51 tackles this season for a 6-6 team - brought his mother, sister and girlfriend all to Fayetteville for the official visit.

"They were all just blown away like I was in all that Arkansas has to offer," Brown said. "Everybody is as happy about my decision as I am."

It was expected that Brown would start out at defensive tackle, but Arkansas' coaches have recently told him they see him as more of a defensive end at this point.

"I'm excited about that," Brown said. "I think I can use my speed off the edge and make some big plays. I am coming up there to try and make an impact right away."

Brown will finish up his high school career by playing in this weekend's Max Emfinger All-Star game in Austin, Texas.

"I'm just looking out to going and having a good game and representing the Razorbacks the best I can," Brown said. "And then I want to come get it done for them in college."

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