Trail looking to earn Arkansas offer

By: Richard Davenport
Published: Thursday, June 13, 2013
Junior Ross Trail was one of the top quarterbacks at Arkansas' prospect camp on Monday.
Junior Ross Trail was one of the top quarterbacks at Arkansas' prospect camp on Monday.

Junior Ross Trail was one of the better quarterback prospects to attend Arkansas' prospects camp on Monday and one to keep an eye on for Hog fans.

Trail, 6-2, 200, 4.7 seconds in the 40 yard dash, of Olive Branch, Mississippi already has scholarship offers from Louisville and Memphis while drawing interest from numerous others, including Arkansas.

"As a whole I feel like I did pretty good," Trail said. "You're always coming out here with new receivers and you get off to a little rough start but as you get your feel for it you kind of warm up to them."

Trail, who split time with a junior at Wynne last year, completed 38 of 57 passes for 447 yards , 6 touchdowns while throwing an interception. He rushed 39 times for 201 yards and 5 touchdowns.

He recently led the Conquistadors to a 11-0 record and the North Gwinnett Select 7-on-7 title in Georgia. Arkansas offensive coordinator Jim Chaney liked what he saw of Trail.

"He seemed to be excited about me," Trail said. 'He asked me to stay in touch and tell him what's going on and told me to come around sometime."

Chaney, who has mentored several top quarterbacks, including Super Bowl champion Drew Brees, gave Trail some things to work on.

"He told me to always keep my feet moving and stay active in the pocket ," he said. "Don't really set always find that hole to get the ball to the receiver ."

Trail, who excelled at last year's camp, said he's made a good amount of progress since last summer's camp.

"I feel like my footwork has taken tremendous strides," Trail said. "Of course my arm strength has gotten better. I just feel like I've become an overall better quarterback."

Trail has a family history with Arkansas and would like to add an offer from the Hogs.

"It would be very exciting," he said. "My brother goes here now, my uncles came here. I have a lot of background at Arkansas."

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