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Helms Hawg wild after official visit

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Stuggart, Ark., three-star offensive guard Brett Helms visited Tennessee two weeks ago and was at Arkansas this weekend for an official visit. How did Fayetteville compare to Knoxville and where is Helms at in the decision making process.
“Actually, I’d say both visits were pretty close to each other,” Helms, who is 6-foot-3 and 300 pounds, said. “I really enjoyed myself at both places and I could see myself playing at both schools very easily.”
But this weekend, Helms, ranked as the state of Arkansas’ No. 3 prospect, got the red carpet rolled out for him by the Hawgs.
“I flew up Friday night after my game,” Helms said. “It was only about a 40 minute flight. I then hung out with some of the players. We woke up Saturday morning and went to the team meetings, ate and then I visited with the academic guys.
“After that, we went to the stadium and stood on the sidelines for the game. It was a tough loss. I thought they were going to come back and beat Florida. After the game, I just hung out with some of the players.”
Helms said he was hosted on the visit by Tyler Morgan.
“We had some good fun,” Helms said. “We just hung out with the players a lot, and I enjoyed that.”
Helms said he liked both visits about the same and would rate them equal – even when it came the scenery on campus.
“It’s pretty tough to compare the girls at both schools,” Helms said. “They both have it pretty good there.”
Helms will get a chance to take a visit to LSU to see the Tigers and the women this upcoming weekend. After that look for him to sit down and think about making a decision.
“I’m taking these three visits right now and then that’s going to be it,” he said. “I like all three of these teams, and unless something changes I don’t know if I’ll have to take another one. I’m blessed to have a chance to play for Arkansas, Tennessee or LSU.”
Helms is ranked as the nation’s No. 19 offensive guard.
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