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Newton, Texas running back Kevin Shorter saw the attention come in a hurry this spring as college offers began to roll in from across the country.
When all the attention started Arkansas and Texas A&M were two schools close to the top of his list, and as he has narrowed his list they are the last ones remaining.
"Those are the main two," Shorter said." I've narrowed it down to those two."
Why did the two programs make the cut?
Arkansas, it's a great place," Shorter said. "They run the ball a lot. I could probably get some playing time my freshman year. The coaching staff is great. It's not too far from home, it's only seven hours.
"Then A&M, it's a great place. I get a chance to play my freshman year. They only have four running backs and the way they run their offense they have two running backs on the field. It's only three hours away from home. The coaching staff is great. Coach Reeves, coach Sumlin, and coach McKinney are great guys."
The three-star has taken recent visits to both schools. He stopped by Arkansas the first of last week.
"I didn't participate in the camp," Shorter said. "They just wanted me to come up and tour the facilities and the academic center and meet some of the players. Then they wanted me to come watch some of the running back drills. I had a great time. "
"It was great," he added. "I feel like I've been knowing them for awhile for meeting them for the first time."
A&M was even more recent.
"I went to A&M on Monday," Shorter said. "Like Arkansas they just wanted me to get to know the coaches and meet some of the players. I went and talked to coach Sumlin and toured the academic facilities."
The two visits will not be the last time he checks out the two programs.
"The latest is I'm going back to (Texas) A&M on July 21, and I'm going back to Arkansas when we take D.J. (Dean) up there (June) 29," Shorter said.
As for a decision timetable, even with his list trimmed to two Shorter plans to take his time.
"After I take my two official visits I'll decide," Shorter said. "I'll sit down with my family and see what's best for me, pray about it and see what leads from there."
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