Tulsa (Okla.) Washington defensive end Michael Tate is preparing for a visit to his favorite school this weekend.
"I will be visiting Arkansas next weekend," the 6-foot-4, 240-pound Tate said. "They are my favorite school and it will be tough for me to not end up there. I could see myself committing on my visit. I'm real excited by what is going on there."
The nation's No. 39 rated defensive end also has a visit scheduled for Tennessee for January 23.
"If I commit, I won't be taking that visit. There really wouldn't be any need to do it."
Tate, who recorded 153 tackles and 11 quarterback sacks as a senior, had previously narrowed his choices to Arkansas and Tennessee. He also Oklahoma State an Tulsa in December.