Don’t expect junior running back Mark Dodson Jr. to commit to Arkansas if the Razorbacks haven’t found a permanent replacement for former football coach Bobby Petrino by May 14.
That’s when Dodson plans to announce his college decision.
“(Arkansas) most likely wouldn’t be the school I’d choose,” said Dodson, who attends Memphis (Tenn.) Whitehaven High School.
Dodson, who’s also considering Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Vanderbilt, said it would be difficult to choose Arkansas if the Razorbacks don’t have a new coach in place.
Petrino was a key reason Dodson has shown interest in Arkansas. He said he felt confident in how he would be used in Petrino’s offense.
“To me, the run was his first option,” Dodson said. “He was running the ball a lot but at the same time he was passing the ball efficiently. He had a balanced offense. Now with the new coach, I don’t know how things will go. The chemistry might be different.”
And Dodson’s choice might be different now that Petrino is no longer the coach at Arkansas.