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.
Miles decides on Hogs
Keaton Miles, right, fouls Iowa State's Will Clyburn in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game at WVU Coliseum in Morgantown, W.Va., Saturday, March 9, 2013. Miles transferred to Arkansas and will officially begin class July 1. (AP Photo/David Smith)
Forward Keaton Miles, who is transferring from West Virginia, announced he'll take his talents to Fayetteville and play for Arkansas on Monday. He and his family made an official visit to Arkansas last weekend.
Miles, 6-7, 207 pounds, started 30 of 32 games as a freshman in a defensive role but had hopes of seeing his offensive role increase the following season, but only started two of 29 games. That prompted him to look elsewhere to finish out college career.
Miles, who will have two year of eligibility, will sit out the 2013-14 season and be eligible to play 2014-15 season.
He visited Utah on June 7.
Miles said he picked the Hogs because he felt very, very comfortable on his visit and it was the right fit for him. The style of play, the family atmosphere and Coach Mike Anderson and his staff was a key. He wants to help the Hogs win the national championship.
He will start classes at Arkansas on July 1.
Miles said he wants to push the players next year to be the best they can be during practices. He said the practices will be his games. He traveled back to Dallas over the weekend and talked things over with his parents and they all agreed on Arkansas.
He said he told Anderson Sunday night he was going to be a Hog.