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Bentonville's Simpson joins Arkansas as preferred walk-on

By: Richard Davenport
Published: Friday, June 26, 2020
Bentonville offensive lineman Payton Simpson is shown prior to a game between Arkansas and Western Kentucky on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, in Fayetteville.
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Bentonville offensive lineman Payton Simpson is shown prior to a game between Arkansas and Western Kentucky on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, in Fayetteville.

Bentonville offensive lineman Payton Simpson is the latest to join the Arkansas program as a preferred walk-on.

Simpson, 6-4, 340 pounds, chose the Razorbacks over offers from Union (Ky.) College, Mount St. Joseph’s, East Central (Okla.), Mary Hardin-Baylor, Highland (Kan.) Community College and Southwest (Mo.) Baptist.

He and others from the 2020 class reported to Fayetteville and moved in Friday.

“Payton has a big body that he moves well,” Bentonville coach Jody Grant said. “Once he gets on a defender, he usually wins. His technique and fundamentals are really good. He will be a nice addition the Arkansas O-Line room.”

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