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Agim set to visit Hogs and several others
DALLAS Highly regarded Hope sophomore defensive end McTelvin Agim will kick off a busy traveling schedule with a visit to Arkansas April 19.
He plans to catch up with Coach Bret Bielema, defensive line coach Rory Segrest and tight ends coach Barry Lunney Jr.
“I’m going up there to see coach Segrest and talk to him and coach Bielema, coach Lunney,” Agim said. “Just have a good time.”
Agim, 6-3, 247, 4.68 seconds in the 40 yard dash, recorded 77 tackles, 32 tackles for loss and 16 sacks this past season and was named the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Sophomore Defensive Player of the Year. Video highlights CLICK HERE
A return trip to Fayetteville a week later isn’t out of the question.
“I’ll probably do that if I’m not at prom,” Agim said. “If I’m not at prom, I’ll probably go up to the spring game.”
He attended the Dallas Nike Camp on Saturday and recently added a scholarship offer from Oklahoma to go along with ones from Arkansas, Baylor, Clemson and Ole Miss.
“It showed me that hard work pays off and I’m truly blessed,” said Agim, who blocked 6 punts last year. “When I got the offer it was my grandmother’s birthday and she passed away about two-three years ago. It really pushed me even harder to try and get more offers try to do better, try to do better everywhere.”
Agim, who finished the first semester with a 4.0 grade point average, is looking to make a slew of visits in the coming months..
“I’m trying to go to Baylor, trying to go to the Ole Miss camp, probably the Sooner camp,” Agim said. “I’m trying to go to the Auburn camp too and LSU camp. I’m going to try and see all that and see how I like the coaches, practice facilities and things like that and the academics. Like when I go up to Arkansas on the 19th, I’m going to see what their academics are like and what they have to offer.”
Receiving offers from several top programs along with interest from numerous others hasn’t changed Agim.
“It’s a fun experience,” he said. “You just have to stay humble and stay true to the cause.”