Recruiting: Ryan McBean

McBean, a 6-5, 270-pounder from Hinds Junior College who played his Texas high school ball at Euless Trinity and is a mid-term graduate, has already set up two visits – Oklahoma State (this weekend) and Ole Miss (Dec. 10-12).

"I'm also still considering Texas A&M and Southern Miss, but I am not sure I am going to be able to fit them in because I get out in December," McBean said. "But I am definitely coming to visit Arkansas. You can mark that down."

McBean, who made the Mississippi JC all-state team this season, spent most of his time at defensive tackle this season but also got on the edge some.

"I mostly played defensive tackle, but I did get some action at defensive end and I think I will play both in college," McBean said. "The big deal at both places is just to get to the quarterback or whoever's got the ball and I've been pretty good at doing that."

McBean's Hinds team jumped to a 13-0 lead over No. 2 Pearl River Community College in the state championship game, but lost 24-13 in a game that advanced PRCC to play No. 1 Butler for the national title in the Dalton Defenders Bowl this Sunday in Coffeyville, Kan.

Hinds (9-2) was offered a few bowl invites, but turned them down.

"We had a great year, but the school chose to not spend the money to go to a bowl," McBean said. "So we're just taking care of school and getting on with recruiting."

McBean won't spend much time making a decision.

"Arkansas, Oklahoma State and Ole Miss are all great schools and I'm looking forward to checking them all out," McBean said. "I think I can play right away and help them all out."

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