Dudley E. Dawson is a reporter for Hawgs Illustrated. A graduate of the University of Arkansas, he is a voter for the Heisman Trophy.
Arkansas among 3 schools at top for McAdoo
2022 athlete Quincey McAdoo was named Player of the Week after the McCory game.
Arkansas is back in the hunt for one of the state’s best 2022 prospects.
Clarendon 4-star prospect Quincey McAdoo (6-3, 180) decommitted from Florida State earlier this week and is looking into three schools.
“I’m looking at Arkansas, Texas A&M and Oklahoma right now,” McAdoo said Thursday. “As of right now, no official visits, but I will get a few scheduled.”
McAdoo, who is hoping to get to the Red-White spring game in Fayetteville on Saturday, has been contacted by several in-state Arkansas commits.
The Razorbacks have offered 10 in-state 2022 prospects with five of those pledging to Arkansas, three who are uncommitted, and the Fayetteville duo of Kaiden Turner (Indiana) and Isaiah Sategna (Texas A&M) headed elsewhere.
“They’ve been saying how great it would be to play for my home state and have my mom at every game,” McAdoo said.
Arkansas tight end pledge Dax Courtney (6-6, 210) announced Thursday that he will play his senior season at Clarendon.
That is also part of the pitch from Arkansas coaches, including new wide receivers coach Kenny Guiton.
“I like Kenny Guiton a whole bunch. Most definitely one of the coolest coaches in the recruiting business,” McAdoo said. “I like the Arkansas staff a lot.”
McAdoo had 1,486 all-purpose yards and 15 touchdowns on offense, and 76 tackles and five interceptions, one which he returned for a score.
He also holds offers from Auburn, Tennessee, Oregon, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Miami (Fla.), Nebraska, Baylor, Houston, Kansas, Florida International, Memphis and Jackson State.
“Most of the schools who are recruiting me are recruiting me for receiver, but there are some recruiting me for safety,” McAdoo said. “I prefer offense over defense, though.”
McAdoo is looking over academics as well as the football program at each school.
“The most important thing for me is the graduation rate of athletes,” McAdoo said. “If I don’t get to the NFL, I would like to graduate college and get my degree.”
McAdoo averaged roughly 100-120 snaps per game last season. He rushed 53 times for 548 yards and 5 touchdowns, and added 26 catches for 458 yards and 8 scores.
He also returned 9 kickoffs for 276 yards and 2 touchdowns, and 6 punts for 90 yards.
Clarendon finished 7-3 last season, and two of it losses came against Class 2A state champion Fordyce (17-0) and the other to runner-up Des Arc (11-2).
The Lions, who finished 3-7 in 2019, will return 10 starters on both sides of the ball.
“We just got tired of losing, to be honest,” McAdoo said. “The boys that were on the team had the same mindset that we were going to shut people up about Clarendon being so terrible. Offseason is going great and looking very promising.”
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