Cogswell Comes Aboard

Arkansas adds its second quarterback commitment of the 2013 class and its sixth overall pledge Friday when Plantation (FL) American Heritage signal caller Tyler Cogswell (6-5, 225) says he'll be a Razorback.

After not signing a single quarterback in its 2012 recruiting class, Arkansas has gotten two commits this week alone from 2013 signal callers.

Plantation (FL) American Heritage quarterback Tyler Cogswell (6-5, 225) went public with his pledge to the Razorbacks on Friday after Fayetteville's Austin Allen (6-2, 217) had done so on Monday.

"I actually committed to (Arkansas quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator) Coach Paul Petrino on Wednesday, but waited until today to let everyone now," Cogswell said. "I have a great relationship with him. I came up there for Junior Day in February and just fell in love with Arkansas."

Cogswell also had offers from Nebraska, Hawaii, Florida International, South Alabama and Central Michigan in addition to the one he got from Arkansas last Friday.

He was also getting interest from Tennessee, South Carolina, Ole Miss, Boston College and Wisconsin and thinks they were all about to offer.

"But to be honest when I got the offer from Arkansas, it didn't matter who else had offered or who else is going to offer," Cogswell said. "I just want to be a Razorback and have since I was up there for Junior Day.

"I think it is a perfect offense for me – a pro-style one that really stretches the field," Cogswell added. "Coach Petrino told me he wanted a big quarterback with a big arm and I feel like that is what I am."

Cogswel1, who becomes Arkansas sixth commit of 2013 and its fourth one this week, passed for just under 2,000 yards and 23 touchdowns this season.

"I think my biggest strength is how hard I work to get better every day," Cogswell said. "I think I can make all the throws that need to be made in a pro-style offense. I went to the Georgia Elite 11 quarterback camp and got to the finals and went to another camp in Florida and won it."

Cogswell said he is not worried about there being two quarterbacks in the same recruiting class.

"I have never been afraid of competition and I know that it will make us both better quarterbacks down the line," Cogswell said. "Coach Paul Petrino had always said they needed to sign two quarterbacks in this class because they didn't sign any in the last class."

Cogswell won't be able to make it to either of Arkansas' camps this summer, but does have a visit planned to Fayetteville on June 5-6.

"I just want to get up there and talk with the coaches and just kind of get a head start on things now that I know for sure where I am headed to play my college football," Cogswell said.

American Heritage was 9-2 last season.

"We really think we have a chance to win it all this season (Class 5A)," Cogswell said. "We have a lot of people coming back and that are more experienced and ready to have a great season."

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