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Hogs offer McDonald, plans to visit the Hill
Arkansas football helmets sit atop storage bins during a game against Mississippi State on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, in Fayetteville.
Arkansas extended a scholarship offer to a third Memphis Whitehaven linebacker when the Razorbacks offered Tamarion McDonald on Monday evening.
McDonald, 6-1, 220 pounds, is committed to Mississippi State while also holding offers from Tennessee, Kentucky, Cincinnati, Ole Miss and others.
“It’s a blessing,” McDonald said of the Arkansas offer.
He was glad to receive the offer and have the chance to play with Arkansas linebacker commitment and teammate Martavius French and Razorbacks linebacker offer Bryson Eason.
“It means a lot. Another opportunity for me to keep playing with the guys I love,” McDonald said.
ESPN rates him a 3-star recruit. He recorded 73 tackles, 8 tackles for loss, 2 sacks, 2 forced fumbles and 3 recovered fumbles as a junior.
He plans to join French and Eason for an official visit to Fayetteville for the Auburn game on Oct. 19. The trio officially visited Tennessee over the weekend.
McDonald has visited Arkansas twice.
"I like it. I like it a lot," he said. "I liked hanging with the players."
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