April 24, 2006

Razorbacks add first out-of-state commit

Arkansas picked up its fifth football commitment for the 2007 recruiting class at approximately 9:30 p.m. Monday, and it is the first out-of-state commitment this year.

Arkansas was lucky enough to get an evaluation on athlete Tim Dial last year when Jenks played Union early in the season. Current UA assistant Gus Malzahn was at the game scouting Jenks, which was Springdale's next opponent. Malzahn was the head coach of Springdale last season.

"I committed to Arkansas not even 20 minutes ago," Dial said. "I sat down with my parents, and we looked at the situation, and I felt if I was offered by everyone in the nation, I couldn't find a better situation than Arkansas or a better place to be. I thought that's where I want to be."

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