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story.lead_photo.caption Arkansas coach Chad Morris watches warmups prior to the Class 4A State Championship Game between Warren and Arkadelphia on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock. - Photo by Jimmy Jones

The University of Arkansas, Fayetteville already was in good shape with receiver Dylan Wright prior to his visit to Fayetteville on Saturday, but the Hogs appear to be in better shape afterward.

He felt at home with the coaching staff and enjoyed seeing the passion of the Razorbacks fans.

"It was like a whole bunch of family, and the fan base is crazy," Wright said. "Like we went and ate, and they knew who I was. It was crazy. It was a great experience. It's something I've never seen before."

Wright, 6-3, 188, of West Mesquite (Texas) has more than 30 scholarship offers from schools such as Arkansas, Texas, Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Texas A&M, Georgia, Michigan, LSU and others.

He made an unofficial visit for last year's TCU game in Fayetteville.

"I already know how the games are going to be," Wright said. "The fan base is crazy."

ESPN rates Wright a four-star prospect, the No. 28 wide receiver and the No. 150 overall prospect for the 2019 class. He has raved about his relationship with receivers coach Justin Stepp and has said Stepp is like a brother to him.

"They're already one of my top schools," he said. "It just showed me more about the school. It was nothing but positive. Me and Coach Stepp already know how it's going to go down."

The visit to Fayetteville won't be Wright's last.

"I'm going to come down there for a practice," Wright said. "I'm going to try and come down more often though."

When told he seemed to be very high on Arkansas, Wright explained his thinking.

"They're high," Wright said. "They're not on the bottom, and they're for sure not in the middle."

Wright said Morris made sure he knew he was a wanted man at Arkansas.

"He just told me I was a priority, and I need to get down there and if I come down we can do big stuff," he said.

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