The 6-foot-5, 207-pound Gunnell, who also visited Oklahoma State over the weekend, holds numerous offers from the across the country. In addition to the aforementioned schools, he also owns offers from Florida State, LSU, Nebraska, Oregon, TCU, Texas A&M, UCLA, and plenty of others.
Gunnell has a strong family connection to Arkansas, so he was already familiar with the Hogs entering the visit, he said.
"I knew, of course, my family history with my grandpa playing there on the national championship team," said Gunnell, referring to Jim Price, who played on the Hogs' 1964 title squad. "I know of coach (Dan) Enos and coach (Bret) Bielema's past of putting quarterbacks in the league.
"I heard some great things from Bielema and Enos and saw great things at practice. I had a great visit."
What stood out to Gunnell about the trip?
"The energy at the practice," he said, "and the coaches' love for me."
Gunnell said the Arkansas staff made it clear where he stands in their eyes.
"Coach Enos and coach Bielema, they told me I'm their No. 1," he said, "and that they think I can succeed well in their system."
As a sophomore this past fall, Gunnell assembled an enormous statistical campaign. He threw for 4,973 yards, 65 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions while completing 70.5 percent of his throws. He also showed his running ability with 387 yards and five TD's as he averaged an impressive 6.9 yards per carry.
In all, Gunnell totaled 5,360 yards of offense and 70 touchdowns.
Gunnell said he wants to visit Florida State and Nebraska next. Stick with Scout as we continue to monitor Gunnell's development and recruitment.