Richard Davenport is a recruiting columnist for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
Qualls enjoys time at Arkansas
STAFF PHOTO JASON IVESTER -- Rogers Heritage junior Josh Qualls attempts a pass against Fort Smith Northside during the first half on Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, at David Gates Stadium in Rogers.
One of the better play makers in the state, Rogers Heritage quarterback Josh Qualls visited Arkansas on Saturday and called it a great experience after meeting the Razorback coaching staff.
"They seem like all great guys ," Qualls said. "I'm really excited about what they have planned and their idea for next year and the future."
Qualls, 6-1, 175, 4.59 seconds in the 40 yard dash, is drawing interest from Arkansas, Auburn, Tennessee, LSU, Miami, Oklahoma State, Norte Dame and others. He was able to sit down with offensive coordinator and quarterback coach Jim Chaney.
"That was also another great experience in getting to know him," Qualls said. "I've heard a little bit about him because I know he recruited Austin at Tennessee but other than that I really didn't know much about him. He's a great guy and I loved talking to him and spending time with him."
Qualls completed 164 of 291 passes for 2,431 yards and 27 touchdowns this past season. He learned more about Arkansas' passing game from Chaney.
"He wanted me to come back in sometime like after this spring and evaluate me and have a little 1-on-1 session and go over my film," Qualls said. "And tell me what I need to work on and things like that."
The new football complex slated to be completed in the summer wowed Qualls.
"It's going to be truly amazing," he said. "Like I said to my dad, I don't think there's going to be another facility in the nation that's going to be as good as Arkansas. One thing I thought was a pretty cool was they had a like a movie theater room. I've never heard of one of those. The training rooms for the players they have two or three pools."
Coach Bret Bielema and Chaney invited Qualls to one of Arkansas' summer camps.
"Oklahoma State has asked me to come to a camp," Qualls said. "Notre Dame has sent me a lot of stuff about coming to a camp. Miami has sent stuff for camps and Auburn. I really don't know how my schedule is going to be like this summer and where I'm going to go. "