"I committed today."

Long snap specialist Rhett Richardson went to Fayetteville this weekend for an official visit, and he came away with a scholarship offer from the University of Arkansas.

"I got offered a scholarship, and I committed today," the 6-2, 215-pound Rhett Richardson said on the way back home. "We're pretty excited about that."

Richardson talked about his visit.

"It went really well," he said. "We got in on Friday and got a tour of the facilities, talked about the academics, met the coaches and we ate a lot. It went really well."

That's not the first time today we've heard the eats were good in Fayetteville.

"They feed you pretty good up there," Richardson added.

Richardson hails from Rockwall, Texas and his weekend host was sophomore punter Jeremy Davis from Fort Smith, Arkansas.

Richardson commented on the Razorbacks' coaching staff.

"Coach (Houston) Nutt and coach (James) Shibest really impressed me. I knew coach Shibest for a little bit because he's been recruiting me. I got to really talk to coach Nutt over the weekend, and he's very impressive," Richardson said.

"I think just overall just the willingness they have to work with you and to really focus on you as an individual not as a team," Richardson said explaining why he made his pledge.

"It's really a group effort to get everyone to graduate. That was the thing, you can only play football for so long, but the thing is for you to get your degree. That really impressed me and my parents. There was really no question when it came down to it of the college to choose."

We asked Richardson about whether his duties might extend from long snapping to offensive line duty.

"No ma'am," he said. "I will just be long snapping."

Coach Scott Smith of Rockwall said on Friday, "Rhett is a very good deep snapper. We utilize him as a field goal snapper and punt snapper."

Richardson attended the Chris Sailer kicking camp in Las Vegas last weekend and out of the 97 (senior, junior, sophomore and junior college) snappers there, Richardson placed fourth.

"It was awesome," Richardson said. "I've never done a big a competition like that before."

The Texan plans to start off in college with a business curriculum.

"I'll figure it out once I get there and get my feet on the ground," Richardson concluded.

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