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Parkview's Jaylon White receives Arkansas offer
Little Rock Parkview safety Jaylon White has been offered by Arkansas.
He is the 12th in-state prospect to receive a scholarship from the Razorbacks in the 2022 class.
“It’s a very big offer for me because at first, I’m not going to lie, I didn’t think they were going to pull the trigger and offer me,” White said. “When I was younger, I used to want to play for the Razorbacks.”
White, 6-3, 210 pounds, has accumulated 18 other offers from Baylor, Ole Miss, Kansas State, SMU, UNC-Charlotte, Utah, Tulane, Arkansas State and other programs.
He recorded 59 tackles, 5 tackle for loss, 2 recovered fumbles, 2 interceptions, 8 pass breakups, 1 blocked punt and had 2 rushing touchdowns.
Coach Sam Pittman told White about his offer. He plans to officially visit Louisville this weekend and Kansas State the following weekend. White also plans to officially visit Fayetteville.
“I’m not sure when, but I know I’m looking to set up one,” White said.
Parkview quarterback Landon Rogers and tight end Erin Outley signed with the Razorbacks in the 2021 class, and running back James Jointer is committed to Arkansas for 2022.
“Now everyone is thinking I’m going to commit there and I’m feeling that way,” he said.
“Jaylon loves working to get better. He loves the weight room,” Patriots coach Brad Bolding said. “He’s physical and loves contact. Definitely a hybrid player at the next level that could put on weight to play linebacker or stay and play boundary safety or down safety in a 4-2-5 scheme.
“His best ball is definitely ahead of him. He’s no doubt an FBS, Power 5 football player.”
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