January 29th, 2013 09:54 AM║ Posted By: Josh Ward ║ Permalink
Tags: Jim Chaney, Reeve Koehler, Sam Pittman, signing day
Offensive lineman Dan Skipper from Arvado, Colo., switched his commitment from Tennessee to Arkansas on Monday.
Skipper made the decision after taking an official visit to Arkansas earlier this month.
“It really surprised me how much I liked it, I knew that going in,” Skipper told HawgSports.com. “I was surprised by the academic support staff, I think that was actually what sold me.”
It couldn’t hurt Arkansas that newly-hired offensive coordinator Jim Chaney and offensive line coach Sam Pittman were at Tennessee when Skipper committed to the Vols.
Skipper is the second lineman to switch his allegiance from Tennessee to Arkansas following the transfer of Chaney and Pittman. Honolulu lineman Reeve Koehler previously favored Tennessee but decided to commit to Arkansas on Jan. 19.
Arkansas has 17 commitments for the 2013 class, including pledges from three offensive linemen. Signing day is Feb. 6.
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