Peyton Hillis is Fayetteville Bound

Conway High School fullback Peyton Hillis, 6-11/2, 244, 4.69, couldn't resist the call of the Hogs and decided to end the recruiting process before taking any official visits.

Hillis became a blue chip prospect over the summer and solidified that status with a superb senior season in which he rushed for 2,631 yards and 29 touchdowns in 261 carries. The bruising fullback led the Wampus Cats to a 11-2 record and the state Class-5A semifinals before a loss to West Memphis eliminated Conway. Hillis, rated the nation's No. 10 running back by The Insiders, originally planned to take officials visits to both Tennessee and Oklahoma however he eliminated the Vols earlier this week and canceled an official visit to Oklahoma on Thursday. He was also considering Nebraska, Alabama and Florida, but decided to end the chase and stay in state. "I'm just an Arkansas boy," Hillis was quoted in Saturday's edition of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. "Me and my family talked about this all week and decided this was the best thing for me to do. "I think Arkansas is a great opportunity to start early." The Razorbacks plan to use Hillis as both a fullback and tailback in addition to some single-back sets. The Vols are hosting two running back prospects this week in Ja'Kouri Williams and David Holbert. Williams (5-11, 185, 4.4) is the nation's No. 7 prospect at his position while Holbert (6-1, 231, 4.5) of Brentwood Academy is ranked No. 48 among running backs nationally. Holbert could be used as either a fullback, single back or middle linebacker. Williams would provide Tennessee that perimeter running threat the team was missing this season. Check for further recruiting updates this weekend on Inside Tennessee.

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