Arkansas commit sets up visit with Ole Miss

Marcal Robinson (CB, Prichard, AL) - The 6' 0", 170 pound cornerback out of Vigor committed to Arkansas this past summer after contemplating offers from Auburn, Purdue, and Louisville.

How is that commitment holding up now that the Hawgs have changed staffs?

"I am still with Arkansas," added Marcal Robinson. "But I think Ole Miss is looking at me pretty hard now. There will probably be some other colleges that will start coming after me now that all of this has happened, but I am still with Arkansas."

Any official visits been set?

"I am going to Ole Miss on January 18th. That is the only one I know for sure. I know I am suppose to get something set up soon with Arkansas. I just do not know when yet."

Has's # 44 nationally rated CB spoken with the new staff from Arkansas?

"Yes, I last spoke with them on December 19th, I think. It might have been the 20th. I spoke with their new head coach, Patrino, and their new offensive coordinator. Their offensive coordinator told me that he wanted to introduce himself to me, and he wanted to get to know me better. He asked if I was still committed to Arkansas and I said yes."

When was the last time Robinson spoke to Ole Miss?

"They called a couple of weeks back. The guy who recruits the state of Alabama called. He just asked me how I was doing and if I was going to still play in the MS/AL all-star game. He came over to the practices and said I looked good. He let me know that they were looking real hard at me. He did not say much other than that."

How did the official visit get set up?

"They called my coach and told him that they wanted me to come in for a visit. My coach called me, and asked if I was interested, and I said yes."

Who recruited Marcal off of Arkansas' old staff?

"Coach Markuson."

Has Coach Markuson been in contact since it was announced that Coach Nutt was leaving for Ole Miss?

"No sir."

What does Arkansas need to do to firm up his commitment?

"I need to get up there and see what the school has to offer, and I want to get to know the new coaches and see if I can play next year."

Marcal had 40 tackles, 16 pass breakups, and 2 int's as a senior. He was awarded with a spot on the MS/AL All-Star roster.

"That was a great experience. I went up against the top two receivers in the country in Julio Jones and DeAndre Brown. I feel like I can play and cover anybody. I am looking to play against the best WR's to make myself play better."

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