Recruiting: Curtis Visits Arkansas

Standout running back De'Anthony Curtis of Camden (Fairview), Ark., is still running down the recruiting trail and this past weekend made one of his most interesting and crucial visits as he was in Fayetteville with the new coaching staff at Arkansas.

Curtis had committed early last fall to Arkansas and Houston Nutt and his coaching staff. But when Nutt left and bolted for Ole Miss and Arkansas hired Bobby Petrino from the Atlanta Falcons, Curtis went soft, very soft, on his commitment and arranged to take visits.

So how was it this past weekend back on the Arkansas campus?

"It was all right," said the 5-10, 205-pound Curtis. "Actually, once I got on campus it went well. I had been there before and I was just trying to see how it was different with this new coaching staff. It was different, but I liked what I saw and what they were saying."

So is he still committed to the Razorbacks? "I'm good with them, but I'm still going to take some visits," he said. "This weekend I am going to Ole Miss and see Coach Nutt and his staff, and then the next week I am going to Texas Tech. After I get back from Tech I will make my decision and let everybody know a few days before signing day."

That doesn't sound like much of a commitment but he did say Arkansas is still in the mix as is Oklahoma State, a school he visited back in December.

"I am still good with them and Coach (Curtis) Luper (OSU running backs and assistant head coach)," said Curtis.

Curtis is one of the top 100 prospects in the nation in just about everybody's book and in the recent All-America Issue of Super Prep Magazine he was considered the number one prospect in Arkansas and was listed as an All-American and 10th best running back prospect in the nation.

Curtis carried 119 times for 1,237 yards and 19 touchdowns this past season. That's an average of 10.4 yards per carry. He also proved his prowess as an all-purpose back as he caught 40 passes for 707 yards and four touchdowns. He was also a standout in the return game.

For all those recruitniks that love a good down-to-the-wire suspenseful recruiting saga it would appear that De'Anthony Curtis is delivering just like he does on a pitch sweep or trap play.

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