Richard Davenport is a recruiting columnist for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
People, atmosphere at UA nabs receiver
It took one visit for Corey McBride and he was sold on Arkansas.
The speedy receiver from Geismar (La.) Dutchtown traveled to Fayetteville in July and left a Razorback.
“It’s always been one of my favorite schools,” McBride said. “I was excited going up there. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to commit early or not but after I went up there and met the staff and everyone 1-on-1. I just fell in love with it. I didn’t want to leave.
McBride, 6-2, 180, 4.34 seconds in the 40 yard dash, said he’s been electronically timed at 10.4 seconds in the 100. He picked the Razorbacks over offers from San Diego State, Utah, Memphis, Houston, Tulane and Louisiana-Lafayette. Video highlights click here
Also on the trip to Arkansas, a teammate and receiver Torrance Mosley along with linebacker Dwayne Eugene and cornerback Henre’ Toliver of Metairie, (La.) Rummel pledged to the Hogs. Geismar and Metairie are about 55 miles apart but next year the four will likely be just a few doors down from one another.
“He introduced us all,” said McBride of Coach Bret Bielema during their July visit. “We follow each other on Twitter.”
McBride, who has 11 receptions for 186 yards and 2 touchdowns in four games, spoke about his decision to be a Hog.
“The people, the atmosphere and how beautiful it is,” he said. “You just can’t go wrong in Fayetteville, Arkansas. I can’t wait to get back.”
Receivers coach Michael Smith, a native of New Orleans, is in charge of recruiting Louisiana.
“I talk to him every week,” said McBride, who has a 35-inch vertical. “He’s just checking on me and seeing how I’m doing. I ask him how he’s doing how the game went what went wrong. Stuff like that.”