Arkansas has reached into Texas to add a speedy athlete who will be a wide receiver when he gets to Fayetteville.
Lamar Jordan committed to Arkansas on Thursday night choosing the Razorbacks over five other offers.
“I just called him and told him I wanted to be a Razorback,” Jordan said. “He was excited. He told me he would introduce me to the head coach this weekend. I'm coming up to the Arkansas-Alabama game.”
Jordan chose Arkansas over offers to New Mexico, Rice, Air Force, Navy and Texas State. Jordan attended Arkansas' opener two weeks ago against Jacksonville State and brought Petrino some highlight tapes at that time. This past Friday, Petrino offered Jordan a scholarship.
“It was an easy decision for me,” Jordan said. “I like the environment, fans, academics and I just love everything about Arkansas.”
Jordan plays quarterback for his high school squad, but said Petrino wants his speed at wide receiver when he gets to Fayetteville next year. Jordan said he feels he has a lot to offer to the Razorbacks.
“I'm a hard worker,” Jordan said. “I will never take a day off. I will always work hard and try to make myself better.”
Jordan said Saturday will be his third time to see the Razorbacks play in Razorback Stadium.
“I also went to a game there when my sister was in college there,” Jordan said. “Darren McFadden was playing for Arkansas then. I thought it was great. I never thought I would get a chance to play for the Razorbacks, but I have always thought it would be awesome to play in the SEC.”
Jordan is the 17th commitment for the Razorbacks in the Class of 2013.