Georgia athlete feels at home at Arkansas


Junior athlete David Eziomume frequented Arkansas on June 10-12 and felt at household even though getting impressed with Fayetteville.

“First off, I genuinely liked the city,” Eziomume stated. “The gamers and the coaches designed it genuinely effortless for me to get into it. They manufactured me relaxed. I just really feel like Fayetteville is like a wonderful city that nobody knows about.”

Eziomume, 6-1, 200 kilos, of Kennesaw (Ga.) North Cobb, has scholarship presents from Arkansas, Southern Cal, Georgia, Illinois, Ole Overlook, Miami, Missouri, Louisville, South Carolina and many others.

He designed his to start with vacation to Fayetteville with his teammate and 4-star Arkansas quarterback commitment Malachi Singleton.

“I really felt like at residence, primarily with my quarterback,” Eziomume reported. “He was already at dwelling. I actually thought it was likely to be owning to get comfy with matters. It is Arkansas, it’s a new point out, but honestly felt extremely considerably at dwelling. In all places I went it just felt at property.”

Freshman linebacker Jordan Criminal and his former teammate and freshman receiver Sam Mbake, alongside with other players, produced him sense at ease.

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“Everybody just seems to make it like you have been there,” Eziomume said. “They’re presently relaxed with you and they know so very little about you. I sense like that is what helps make it genuinely different.”

Eziomume męt with Mentor Sam Pittman and offensive coordinator Kendal Briles on Friday morning and later satisfied with functioning backs coach Jimmy Smith and receivers coach Kenny Guiton.

“I met Mentor Smith for the very first in-man or woman,” Eziomume explained. “You can tell he wants the function done, but he’s possibly one of the coolest coaches you ever fulfill. A very trustworthy and a quite wonderful guy. He’s incredibly amusing.

“He built it truly feel like I have identified him for so prolonged. Coach Smith is going to be anyone I hold in contact with.”

Eziomume, who had 12 catches for 147 yards and 1 touchdown, and rushed 18 times for 136 yards for the Course 7A Warriors very last calendar year, could enjoy managing back or receiver on the future degree.

“Coach Guiton is just really hilarious,” Eziomume explained. “He appreciates what he’s doing.”

He’s frequented an additional Electricity 5 university a short while ago, but it didn’t assess to Arkansas.

“They know you, but they never know you, but more than here [Arkansas] … they know you for actual,” Eziomume explained.

Singleton gave him a heads-up about what to count on at Arkansas, but he wasn’t anticipating what he experienced on the three-day take a look at.

“He told me the town was particular and I wanted to see what he was declaring,” he reported. “Now I know what he’s indicating about the metropolis. It’s incredibly special. Everyone is just so cozy with each individual other. You can inform the adore is there in Arkansas. It is just like a massive coronary heart in the center.”

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The Razorbacks improved their possibilities to land Eziomume.

“It would make the odds greater, honestly,” he said.

Eziomume learned why the faculty and the area carries the nickname of The Hill.

“It genuinely just shocked me. It is pretty much a hill,” said Eziomume, who mentioned traveling to for the period opener towards Cincinnati as a chance. “I thought it was a joke simply because one of the receivers told me it is a hill. I’m like, you’re kidding.”

He also understands why several of the Razorbacks players have scooters to get all-around campus.

“They’re attempting to help save their legs,” he explained.


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