Scottsdale (AZ) Saguaro prep linebacker Brock Haman got a chance to see a little bit of the University of Arkansas campus while at camp this summer, but now wants to take it all in.
Haman (6-3, 230) will get a chance to do that this weekend when he takes an official visit during a weekend when the Razorbacks open their season with Tennessee Tech.
"I was really only focused on coming to camp and getting an offer this summer, but I am really excited about getting down there this next weekend and just seeing everything," Haman said. "I want to see how the game atmosphere is, how the fans react to the team and just everything that goes on an at an SEC game."
He'll fly to Arkansas on Saturday morning and be in Fayetteville in plenty of time for the 6 p.m. game.
"We have a game that Friday so I can't leave until Saturday morning, but we are off on Monday so I will be able to have my two full days there in Arkansas," Haman said. "That will give me a chance to really look over everything."
Haman took an official visit this past weekend to Oregon State with Saguaro offensive lineman Cyrus Hobbi, has one set to Arizona on Sept. 18 and could go to UCLA on Sept. 11.
"Arkansas, UCLA and the UA (Arizona) are my three favorites right now in no certain order," Haman said. "I'm going to take this visits and get it over soon afterwards so I can concentrate on my season.
"My visit to Oregon State was good this weekend and I like the coaches, but it was kind of slow because there wasn't a game and the students weren't in classes yet," Haman added. "I know it will be exciting at Arkansas because of the game and being in school."
Haman, who will have to sit out his team's first two games because of a fractured shoulder suffered the day before practice started, was impressed with what he found at Arkansas when he visited for camp.
"I really love the facilities and the coaches and you can tell it is a big-time SEC football program," Haman said. "I think they are really a program on the rise."
Haman got an offer from Arkansas after driving 18 hours with his dad to attend camp and then 18 hours back.
"At first I called and they had not made a decision and I was disappointed because I was thinking I wasn't going to get an offer," Haman said. "But I got word to call the very next day, very early in the morning and they told me I had an offer and it made me very happy and made the drive worth it."
Arkansas is looking at him as a linebacker while Oregon State and Arizona see him as a H-back, Arizona State as a defensive end and UCLA as a pass-catching tight end.
"I don't really care where I end up on the football field, I just want to get out there and play," Haman said. "That's one thing about Arkansas, Arizona and the UA. They have all talked about how I could come in and play early."
Haman will miss a couple of games due to his injury, but has big plans for the season.
"We were very disappointed with losing in the semifinals last season after winning it the three years before that," Haman said. "We are planning on coming back with a vengeance this season."
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