Baton Rouge, Louisiana, University Lab High School three-star offensive tackle Dylan Rathcke is on an unofficial visit to Arkansas today and picked up an offer from the Hogs this morning.
“I’m on a unofficial,” Rathcke said before the offer in a text message. “I’m hoping they liked me as much as I like the program.”
Rathcke is excited about the visit today and spoke on what he is looking forward to on his trip to Fayetteville.
“I’m looking forward to seeing the facility, the town, and meeting the coaches,” Ratchke said. “Also experiencing the game day and seeing the fans. I was able to see the facility and meet the coaches today. I loved the campus. It was amazing. I’m looking forward to the game tomorrow.”
Rathcke elaborated on his skill sets as a football player.
“My biggest strength as a football player is probably my drive and athleticism,” Rathcke said. “I think about the play. I watch lots of film on my opponents and do everything possible to outwork them. I believe in blocking and contributing until the whistle blows. I’m also very coach able.”
Rathcke was asked what school is recruiting him the hardest at the moment?
“I’m blessed to have multiple offers from great programs and coaches,” Rathcke said. “Right now Kentucky and Colorado State are recruiting me the hardest. I have other programs that are coming in late and showing interest but no offers.”
Rathcke likes the Arkansas coaching staff.
“The Arkansas coaches are great people,” Rathcke said. “I was able to spend time with the entire staff. It was great seeing coach (John) Chavis today. I haven’t seen him since he was at LSU. It was really nice getting to meet coach (Chad) Morris and coach (Dustin) Fry today. I like coach Fry’s philosophy on coaching and I know I fit what he’s looking for.”
Rathcke commented on what makes Arkansas different from the rest of the schools recruiting him.
“I was really surprised in every way about Arkansas,” Rathcke said. “I had just pictured it to be a different way. I loved the layout of the campus and how modern everything was. I like how the facility has everything all in one section.”
Rathcke made his prediction on the Arkansas-Vandy game today.
“I think today is going to be a great game,” Rathcke said. “Vanderbilt has come a long way and is playing good football. I believe Arkansas has turned a corner also and the home field advantage will help them win.”
Rathcke spoke on when he will commit to his school of choice.
“I don’t have a set time to commit,” Rathcke said. “I plan on taking my officials and making the best decision for my future.”