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4-star Quincey McAdoo commits to Hogs
2022 athlete Quincey McAdoo was named Player of the Week after the McCory game.
Clarendon athlete Quincey McAdoo committed to Arkansas on Friday, three days after reopening his recruitment.
McAdoo, 6-3, 180 pounds, committed to Florida State on Jan. 10 before taking back his pledge this week. He picked the Razorbacks over Auburn, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Florida State, Oregon, Baylor, Mississippi State, Miami, Texas A&M, Nebraska and other programs.
He wanted to stay in the state so his family could easily watch him play.
“I’m very family-oriented. I can’t imagine going to any college without my family,” said McAdoo, who is expected to play receiver for the Razorbacks. “They’re a big reason why I decided to stay home. They weren’t pressuring me to go to Arkansas. They said there wasn’t anywhere they couldn’t go. They wanted me to go wherever they wanted me to go.”
He and Arkansas receivers coach Kenny Guiton hit it off soon after Guiton was hired by Arkansas coach Sam Pittman earlier this year.
“He’s super cool. He’s one of the coolest coaches in the recruiting business,” McAdoo said. “He just keeps it real with everybody. Whatever he has to say comes off as real.”
McAdoo plans to make his official visit for the Texas game on Sept. 11. He finished with 53 carries for 548 yards and 5 touchdowns, and 26 receptions for 458 yards and 8 touchdowns playing running back and receiver last season.
He had 76 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, 2 forced fumbles, 1 recovered fumble, 4 pass breakups and 5 interceptions, including an interception returned for a touchdown, while playing defensive back.
McAdoo also returned 9 kickoffs for 276 yards and 2 touchdowns, and 6 punts for 90 yards.
CBS Sports Network national recruiting analyst Tom Lemming rates McAdoo a 4-star prospect.
Arkansas coaches and current commitments continued to work on him despite his Florida State commitment. He privately committed to the Arkansas staff Tuesday after announcing he was reopening his recruitment.
“Everybody was hyped,” McAdoo said of the Razorbacks' coaches. “Everybody was happy.”
Little Rock Parkview running back and Arkansas commit James Jointer, and tight end commitment Dax Courtney, who will play his senior season at Clarendon, recruited him.
"They were saying how it would be for us to stay home and play for our home state and put on for the whole state of Arkansas,” McAdoo said. “I kind of felt it. I wanted it.”
McAdoo is the Razorbacks' ninth commitment for the 2022 class.
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