Orjioke Winding It Down

The Marrieta (Ga.) Lassiter linebacker, Kenny Orjioke, took one final visit last weekend and has one more in-home scheduled, with Arkansas, after UCLA was in on Tuesday...

Marrieta (Ga.) Lassiter linebacker Kenny Orjioke took his final official visit this past weekend, to Arkansas.

Despite his commitment to UCLA, Orjioke said the visit gave him something to consider.

"Arkansas was real cool," said Orjioke. "They are rising as a program. And getting to visit was huge for me."

Orjioke said that Arkansas is recruiting him as a safety, which UCLA is as well. He was intrigued by new defensive coordinator Paul Haynes.

"Coach Haynes is really a good coach, and he's coming in for an in-home on Thursday," said Orjioke. "We'll see how that goes."

Orjioke was hosted by Daunte Carr, and said he hit it off with the players, and fans, in Fayetteville.

"The fan base there is amazing," said Orjioke. "Everywhere you go, they know you. They're really serious and huge on football in the Southeast."

Orjioke said he compared Arkansas and UCLA to each other.

"Arkansas is right there, a top 10 team and really big on football," said Orjioke. "And that is what Coach (Jim) Mora is trying to bring to UCLA. That IS what he's bringing to UCLA."

More and offensive line coach Adrian Klemm were in Georgia on Tuesday for an in-home with Orjioke, and now Arkansas will have their chance with him on Thursday.

But Orjioke said he doesn't see anything changing in his decision.

"I'm still committed to UCLA and I just wanted to see Arkansas and see what it's like," said Orjioke. "Now I'll have Coach Haynes in and we'll talk to him. But I don't see anything changing."

Brandon is in his seventh year with Scout.com, currently as the National Recruiting Analyst and West Regional Manager. Prior to joining the Scout Recruiting Team, he was a team recruiting writer.  He's been covering recruiting for the Scout Network since 2003.
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