The Recruiting Guy:

Lunney delivers on promise to in-state prospect

By: Richard Davenport
Published: Thursday, February 15, 2018
An Arkansas Razorback helmet at Chad Morris introductory press conference Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017.
Photo by Andy Shupe
An Arkansas Razorback helmet at Chad Morris introductory press conference Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017.

Arkansas tight ends coach Barry Lunney Jr. delivered on a promise to an in-state prospect.

Prescott running back Thomas Muldrow has accepted Arkansas’ preferred walk-on offer and will realize his dream of being a Razorback, thanks to Lunney.

After the dismissal of Bret Bielema as coach, Lunney’s future in Fayetteville was uncertain, but he assured Muldrow he was capable of playing on the Division I level and was going to do his best to help him.

“He kept it real and was straight up with me,” Muldrow said. “He told me I have what it takes to play and during the coaching change he made me a promise that no matter, if he was resigned or if he got to stay, he would make sure my name got into the new system and he did just that.”

Muldrow (5-101/2, 191, 4.42 seconds in the 40-yard dash) rushed 120 times for 1,002 yards and 16 touchdowns as a senior.

He also completed 33 of 70 passes for 781 yards, 9 touchdowns and had 17 receptions for 245 yards and 5 touchdowns.

“I was in contact with Auburn, Central Arkansas, Arkansas State, TCU and North Carolina had offers from Henderson State, Southern Arkansas and Harding,” Muldrow said.

The opportunity to be a Razorback was too much to pass up.

“I didn’t want to settle for a (Division II offer), so I chose to give a shot at Arkansas,” Muldrow said. “I’ve been a Razorback fan every since I was little and to pass up an opportunity to play for them is unheard of.”

Muldrow said his family is on board with his decision.

“They’re supporting my decision and wishing me the best of luck with tons of support,” he said.

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