April 19, 2006

Beverley Calls Hogs

Arkansas picked up its fourth basketball commitment for the 2006 recruiting class when Chicago Marshall guard Patrick Beverley announced for Arkansas at a 3:45 p.m. press conference.

Beverley, 6-foot-2, 175 pounds, selected the Razorbacks in a heated battle that came down to Michigan and the Hogs. St. Johns was also in the mix. Rated the nation's No. 65 overall recruit and a four-star prospect by Rivals.com, Beverley took an official visit to Fayetteville, Ark., last weekend.

He took an official visit to Michigan the week before, and all signs pointed to the Wolverines as the school to beat. However, Arkansas turned out to be bigger and better than he expected.

"When I first came down here I thought Arkansas was just cows and horses and in the middle of nowhere," Beverley told Otis Kirk after the visit. "Then, I get here and it's a city like something similar to Chicago. I can relate to this."

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