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Tough decisions ahead for Sprinkle

Daniel Sprinkle has some difficult decisions to make.
The White Hall (Ark.) standout is regarded as one of the top football prospects in Arkansas, and college coaches are already taking a long look at the talents of the 6-foot-4, 230-pound athlete.
He is also a dominating right handed pitcher who has attracted college scholarship offers and the attention of major league scouts.
"Right now I'm thinking about playing baseball but I don't want to just cut football out of the equation," Sprinkle said. "I like football and I still want to play football. I'm sandwiched between the both of them right now."
On the football front, Sprinkle plays both offense and defense and has garnered attention and accolades at both tight end and defensive end. Memphis, led by Tight Ends coach James Shibest, has shown the most interest at this point, but he has also been receiving some SEC attention.
"I've been getting plenty of mail from two or three SEC schools like Arkansas, Missouri, and Auburn," Sprinkle said. "That's pretty much it."
Sprinkle's brother, Jeremy, is currently a tight end for the Arkansas Razorbacks, and Jeremy has let him know coach Barry Lunney, Jr. plans to check him out in the spring.
On the baseball front, Sprinkle is an intimidating presence on the mound with a fastball that reaches the lower 90s.
"UALR offered me a full ride about three months ago and UAPB, and right now I'm just in contact with coach Dave Van Horn and coach Lafferty from Ole Miss," Sprinkle said.
Sprinkle admits he is leaning towards a future in baseball right now, and he realizes a two-sport future would be a challenge. However, he is thankful for the opportunities, and if a two-sport option is available it is something he would certainly take into consideration.
"If its possible I would love to," Sprinkle said. "It's hard to get away from football. It's going to be hard to let it go if I have to let it go."