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Carmouche Excited About Arkansas Offer
Carmouche (6-1, 195), a four-star safety from Manvel, got a call from Razorback head coach Bret Bielema to let him know he had a scholarship offer from Arkansas.
"I had talked to him (Bielema) at the end of camp and he said that he thought I had done a good job and they just wanted to look over the tape," Carmouche said. "He told me to keep working hard and take care of my grades. I got good feedback from all of the coaches."
"Then he called me at the first of this week and said he wanted to offer me a scholarship and he wanted me to be a part of what they are building at Arkansas," Carmouche added. "It was very exciting and I like Arkansas a lot."
The offer from the Razorbacks joins one from Houston that Carmouche had received earlier.
He is also drawing interest from Texas, Texas A&M, Baylor, Maryland and North Texas.
"I really like the fact that Arkansas is an SEC school that plays big competition, the facilities are great, the coaches are great," Carmouche said. "I really love what Arkansas has to offer.
Carmouche had 50 tackles, four interceptions and four pass break ups as a sophomore last season and showed off that coverage ability in the Arkansas camp.
"I thought I covered really well in the 7-on-7 drills at Arkansas and that is one of my strengths," Carmouche said. "At linebacker, you just have to have a feel for everything that is going on, read the running backs and see what they are going to do and just react."
Manvel, who went 12-2 and made it to the Class 5A Division II quarterfinals, is blessed with a quality junior group that includes Carmouche and quarterback D'Eriq King (6-0, 170), who passed for 2,628 yards, rushed for 1,289 yards and accounted for 53 total touchdowns last season.
There's also junior defensive back Deontay Anderson (6-1, 185), who had 67 tackles last season, and senior defensive back Will Lockett, who recently attended an Arkansas camp.
Senior wideout Gary Haynes – whose Vine video of throwing himself a Hail Mary pass went viral and notched himself an interview on ABC's Good Morning America, is also a Division I prospect.
"Our season went good last season and we made it to the fourth round before we lost," Carmouche said. "I think we are going to go all the way this year and win state. We have a real good team coming back. We have a lot of talent there."
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