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The Recruiting Guy:
Get to know: Future Razorback DB Anton Pierce
Anton Pierce makes a leaping catch for Mills during a home game against Joe T. Robinson on Friday, Oct. 21, 2022.
Mills’ Anton Pierce realized his dream to be an Arkansas Razorback when he pledged to the Hogs on Feb. 2.
Pierce, 6-2, 203 pounds, chose Arkansas over Army, Arkansas Tech, Arkansas-Pine Bluff and Central Arkansas. He was committed to the Black Knights.
Recruited to play safety in Fayetteville, Pierce recorded 67 tackles, 5 tackles for loss, 6 interceptions and 10 pass breakups on defense as a senior. He had 50 catches for 1,007 yards and 13 touchdowns, and 1 rushing touchdown.
Favorite thing about playing DB: jamming receives and hitting people
Coach Marcus Woodson is: a cool and funny coach
Funniest football moment: fighting over an interception with my teammate
If I couldn't play football, I would want to star in: an action movie
My mom is always on me to do: my best on everything
Must watch TV: I don’t really watch TV but I like Family Guy
Love or hate rollercoasters: love
What super power would you choose if given the option: teleportation
My two pet peeves are: smacking and bullying
If you could meet a famous person, who would it be: Patrick Mahomes
My hidden talent is: beatboxing
Your favorite fast food chain and why: Raising Canes because of their sauce
If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be: a Caniac Combo from Raising Canes
I will never ever eat: Mayo
Favorite junk food: Reese’s
My favorite sweet tooth carving is: Reese’s ice cream
Strangest thing I’ve ever eaten: I use to eat fries with ketchup and ice cream
Who is your all-time celebrity crush: Sommer Ray
If you could live anywhere, where would that be: Dubai
I’m terrified of: Spiders
Most unusual place you’ve fallen asleep: birthday party
Love or hate horror movies and why: love because they are funny
Cat or dog person and why: dog because I was raised around dogs
Do you think aliens exist: I wouldn’t say aliens but I definitely believe there are other forms of live out there
I get emotional when: I think about my Paw Paw
Which do you prefer Twitter, snapchat, instagram or Tic Tok: Tic Tok
Best advice I’ve received: people are gonna whisper your success but scream your failures
Role model and why: My G-Daddy (grandfather) Because he has been a great leader and I’ve learn a lot of things about being a man from him .
Three words to describe me: outgoing, funny and caring
People would be surprised that I: Beatbox
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