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Allison Joins Arkansas Quarterback Mix
McGregor signal caller Troy Allison (6-2, 185), who had over 3,000 yards total offense and accounted for 36 touchdowns as a senior, has agreed to join the Razorbacks as a recruited walk on.
He will arrive on campus on June 30th and go through the second semester of summer school and workouts with his new team.
"Troy has been an outstanding player for us and a great leader over this last four years after becoming our starter in the ninth grade when the starter got injured," McGregor head coach Tim Seward said. "He is quite off the field, but a very take control guy on the field and just a real winner."
The linebacker Arkansas added was Dodge City, Kan., Community College middle linebacker Josh Williams (6-2, 240), who signed on Saturday.
McGregor appeared headed that route as well - to Navarro, Texas, Junior College - before getting a late qualifying score on his ACT.
"Troy is a very smart kid, a great student, but he would take the tests on a Saturday morning after playing on Friday night and would just be wore out," Seward said. "He had a lot of interest early from different schools, but they started getting uneasy when he didn't get a qualifying score and signing day kind of came and went with schools going with kids who had gotten their scores.
"He was going to go to Navarro after turning down some Division 2 schools, but got his score late and Arkansas got in touch with him," Seward said. "It turned out to work out great for him. He is very excited about reporting to Arkansas."
Allison, who completed 71 percent of his passes in his high school career, was 209-of-326 as a senior for 2,820 yards and 25 touchdowns and rushed for 318 and 11 more scores.
"He has a very big arm and a very accurate one," Seward said. "He also has all the intangibles and was the big key in us going from 5-7 in the ninth grade to 5-5 to 9-2 to 11-2 in his career.
"He took over as the starter for us four game into his freshman season and never let go," Seward added. "He passed for over 1,600 yards as a sophomore, over 2,000 as a junior and just kept getting better every game."
Allison's dad Paul played football and high jumped at Tarleton State while his mother Robbie Joe was a four-year letter winner for North Texas.
His older brother Travis is current a high jumper at Tarleton State.
"You can see that is a very athletic family and Troy was a four-sport guy here for us," Seward said. "I can't wait to see what he can do when he concentrates on one sport and gets in the weight room at college."
With the move of redshirt freshman Damon Mitchell to wide receiver, Arkansas has three quarterbacks on campus in starter Brandon Allen, redshirt freshman Austin Allen and true freshman Rafe Peavey.
"Arkansas is telling him that he will come in as the fourth quarterback and that he will be among the 105 that they bring in to start practice," Seward said. "It's just a good situation for him and we are very proud of him."
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