Richard Davenport has been a recruiting columnist for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette since 2007. He also hosts Recruiting Thursday each Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m. statewide.
Sizelove respects academic support at UA
LITTLE ROCK While awaiting Arkansas’ game against Tulsa on Saturday, junior linebacker Sam Sizelove and about 40 other recruits were able to learn about the Hogs’ academic support for student-athletes.
“It was really informative on how they treated school,” Sizelove said. “I learned a lot. They mostly informed us on grades and how important they are to the recruiting process and how they look at that. They talked to us about how they would help us and make sure we get the most out of college besides playing football. It was a good experience just hearing it from their point of view.”
Sizelove, 6-4, 225 pounds, 4.7 seconds in the 40-yard dash, of Argyle, Texas, has visited Texas A&M, TCU, Oklahoma State, Tulsa and Texas Tech. The Razorback crowd participation impressed him.
“For a smaller game, it was pretty intense,” he said. “I was surprised. It looked pretty packed It was pretty loud. It was good experience.”
The Hogs did a good job of feeding the prospects while in the Miller room inside the Broyles complex.
“They cooked us really good food,” Sizelove said. “The best food I’ve had so far on a recruiting trip.”
A scholarship offer from Arkansas would be welcomed by Sizelove.
“It would be a big deal,” Sizelove said. “A big-time SEC school, a national title caliber team. It would mean a lot to me. I would definitely consider going there.”
Sizelove said he probably wants to play his college football in the SEC or the Big 12.
“Two big-time conferences,” he said. “Every game matters Always getting to play the best players in the nation. I want to play against the best. That what matters to me.”