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Quinta Funderburk

Chesapeake (VA) Oscar F. Smith wide receiver Quinta Funderburk (6-5, 204) comes away very excited from last weekend's official visit to the University of Arkansas.

To say that Quinta Funderburk's official visit to the University of Arkansas went well would be quite the understatement.

Funderburk (6-5, 204), a star for Chesapeake (VA) Oscar F. Smith, was one of five official visitors among some 70-plus recruits that were on hand this weekend in Fayetteville.

"It was great," Funderburk said. "I don't think it could have gone any better except for Arkansas to have won. It's a fantastic place."

He was the most-wide eyed person on the sideline before the Arkansas-Alabama game.

"Oh, man this is unreal," Funderburk said. "I love this atmosphere. This is what big-time football is all about. This really has me thinking about being in this (Reynolds Razorback) Stadium and making my own plays in front of this crazy, crazy crowd."

That would certainly be fine with Razorback coaches, players and fans as Funderburk is regarded as one of the nation's top pass-catching threats.

"I'm seeing so many big-time players here right now, both out there on the field and here on the sideline that could be coming here," Funderburk said. "I could really see myself playing here with these guys."

The Razorbacks will have to fend off a few other schools to land Funderburk, who had 62 catches for 1,150 yards and 12 touchdowns and is off to another fast start this season.

He had 7 catches for 244 yards in his season opener at Cowboys Stadium and hasn't let up as he has already caught around 25 passes for over 500 yards in four games.

"I have had at least 100 yards in each of our games," Funderburk said. What I am really working on is making sure I catch the ball first and then getting as many yards after the catch as I can."

Funderburk has visits set to Florida, Michigan, and West Virginia.

"I really like this place here (Arkansas), but I want to take all my visits and make sure I am making the right decision," Funderburk said. "But this really is going to be really tough to top.

"I'm going to go to Florida for their game with LSU (Oct. 9) and then to Michigan for their game with Iowa (Oct. 16)," Funderburk said.

One factor that could play a big part in Funderburk's decision is how much Arkansas puts the ball in the air.

"Of all the schools I am considering, Arkansas throws the ball the most and that makes a really big impression on me," Funderburk said. "They have an explosive offense. That is a big factor for me. I want to go to some place where they are not afraid to throw the ball and this coaching staff has showed me how much they like to do that."





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