Almost 40% of Arkansas' student body is from Texas. Heck, my girlfriend is from DFW. As long as Arkansas can consistently be better than A&M, this is a great move for UA
Count Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino among those happy with the SEC’s addition of Texas A&M:
“It’s good for us. It’s good for our recruiting. There’s been a number of guys in the last three or four years that we didn’t get to come here and they grew up watching Big 12 football and maybe chose a different school because they were used to it so much. All of the publicity, exposure, everything we get now with A&M coming in in the state of Texas, I think helps us a lot.”
The Razorbacks have 20 players from the Lone Star State on this year’s roster. Four of their 18 commitments for the class of 2012 also hail from Texas.