What was thought to be a foregone conclusion became a reality on Friday.
Arkansas officially offered Charleston quarterback Ty Storey (6-3, 215), who grew up a Razorback fan, after he finished up an unofficial visit to the campus.
"It's a great feeling to have an offer from the team that I grew up loving and supporting," Storey said. "It shows that all my hard work has paid off, but also makes me want to work even harder."
Storey now has offers from Arkansas, Alabama, Auburn and Arkansas State along with interest from Georgia, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Florida, Ole Miss, Vanderbilt and Virginia.
He got his offer on Friday after meeting with Razorback offensive coodinator Jim Chaney, who he worked with Monday at Arkansas camp on Monday.
"I went to his office and had about a 45-minute conversation with him," Storey said. "We just went over a lot of stuff about the offense and what he likes from his quarterbacks. It was a great conversation."
Storey, who threw for nearly 4,000 yards and 48 touchdowns as a sophomore with just six interceptions, left Fayetteville and went to Oklahoma State the next day.
"I had a good visit there and they said they are going to stay in contact," said Storey, who has heard the same thing from Oklahoma and Georgia.
Storey said he is not likely to take any more visits after going to Arkansas (twice), Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State in just over a week.
"I am ready just to stay home and work with my team and start getting our timing down," Storey said.
Charleston will be participating in a bevy of 7-on-7 tournaments, including its own on Saturday, the Fountain Lake 7-on-7 Classic on July 6 and the prestigious Southwest Elite 7-on-7 event at Shiloh Christian on July 12-13.
Arkansas 2014 quarterback commit Rafe Peavey of Bolivar (Mo.) will also be competing the Southwest Elite.
"That's going to be a lot of fun, competing against some great teams and great players," Peavey said. "I am really looking forward to it."
As for any timetable on a decision, Storey says sooner than later.
"I don't want it to be a long drawn out process, but I do want to take some time and make sure I am making the right decision," Storey said. "I just feel so blessed to have so many great options."
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