The Recruiting Guy:

LB receives Arkansas offer, sets visit date

By: Richard Davenport Richard Davenport's Twitter account
Published: Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Alex Sanford
Alex Sanford

Linebacker Alex Sanford received an offer from Arkansas on Tuesday and now has an official visit set for Fayetteville.

“This offer was unexplainable really, because me and the coaches have been in contact for a little bit now and so when they offered me I was beyond excited,” Sanford said. 

Sanford, 6-3, 240 pounds, of Oxford, Miss., has additional offers from Ole Miss, Tennessee, Memphis, South Alabama, Jackson State, Troy and other schools. 

He and his family visited the Razorbacks on March 12. 

“What stood out about Arkansas was the type of environment they surrounded me and my family with,” he said. “When I got there it was nothing but love. They made sure I was in good hands.”

An 3-star prospect, Sanford recorded 131 tackles, 25.5 tackles for loss, 4 sacks, 6 forced fumbles, 2 recovered fumbles and 2 blocked punts as a junior. 

He could see himself playing for Arkansas linebackers coach Michael Scherer should he become a Razorback. 

“Coach Scherer is a great coach and he is a person who is going to keep it real. I wouldn’t mind playing for someone like that,” Sanford said. 

Sanford helped lead Oxford to the Class 6A North state title as a sophomore and the semifinals last year. He plans to officially visit the Razorbacks in June. 

“I have set one up with Arkansas on June 24-26 and I’m going to set one up with Jackson State and Tennessee pretty soon,” he said.


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