February 8th, 2011 12:09 PM║ Posted By: John Pennington ║ Permalink
║ Schools: Arkansas
Tags: Arizona Western, Arizona Western College, Arkansas Football, Tennessee Vol
The newest trick in the playbook of many a college football coach is to put up an advertising billboard in another state where recruits grow up fast and strong. Various SEC billboards have popped up in Georgia, Florida and Mississippi in recent years.
But Arkansas is taking things a step further… actually quite a few steps further to the West. ArkansasSports360.com is reporting that UA has put up a billboard on Interstate 8 in Yuma, Arizona. What’s in Yuma — aside from cactii? Arizona Western College, the juco home of a number of top recruits each year.
The billboard reads simply “Arkansas Football… Visit THISISARKANSASFOOTBALL.COM” and sports a pair of Razorback eyes. And while the Hogs didn’t land former Arizona Western offensive lineman Aaron Douglas — the former Tennessee Vol inked with Alabama’s Crimson Tide — Arkansas did sign four players from the state of Arizona in this year’s class.
In case you’re wondering, the billboard cost $1,704.
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