Arkansas defensive end target Curlee Thomas IV and his parents visited Fayetteville, toured campus and looked at the Razorbacks' facilities on March 15.
Thomas, 6-4, 240 pounds, of Fort Worth (Texas) Nolan Catholic, announced a top eight of Arkansas, Oklahoma State, UCLA, Texas Tech, Penn State, Virginia, California and Cincinnati on March 11.
Arkansas also hosted him for a virtual visit on Jan. 30.
School/City: Nolan Catholic High, Fort Worth, Texas
Weight: 240 pounds
Bench max: 375 pounds
Squat max: 460 pounds
Number of years playing football: 10
School or schools that intrigued me other than Arkansas: Cal, Texas Tech, UCLA, Michigan State, Oklahoma State, Penn State, Hawaii
I liked Arkansas because: I have family there, and a great fan base
I plan to major in: Engineering
The recruiting process is: Great, but intense
If I couldn't play football, I would want to star in: Track or MMA
I'm happiest when I: Am with family, drawing, eating Asian food and playing football
My mom and dad are always on me to: Keep my room clean
Favorite video game: Solitaire
Favorite NFL player: Myles Garrett
Favorite music: Anime
Must-watch TV show: Anime and football
How would you spend $1 million: I’d pay any outstanding debt, save 90% of what’s left and enjoy 10% for personal use.
What superpower would you choose if given the option: The ability to instantly have everyone have a relationship with Christ.
My two pet peeves are: Lazy people and excuse makers
Favorite uniform color/combo: My high school team's blue/white
Team entrance song, if you could pick: Turn down for what
Who would you want to be stranded with on a deserted island: Jesus
Favorite animal and why: Lion. I’m a king just like him.
My hidden talent is: Drawing
Your favorite fast food chain and why: Chick-fil-A. The people are so nice.
I will never ever eat: Snails
Favorite junk food: Whataburger's Dr. Pepper shake
Strangest thing I’ve ever eaten: Something Japanese. It was good, though.
My dream date is: Tanyell Waivers. She is KeKe from Queen Sugar.
Hobbies: Football, lifting weights, drawing and anime
The one thing I could not live without is: Christ
Role model and why: My Dad. He always wants me to be better than him and I see how hard he works to provide for me, my mom and my siblings.
Three words to describe me: Do it all
People would be surprised that I: Can’t dance at all