Before Jake Bequette could decide whether he wanted to accept a scholarship to Arkansas and play football for the Razorbacks, he had to decide whether he wanted to play for the Wildcats.
Bequette, a senior defensive end who has made plenty of sacks as a member of Arkansas’s defensive line, told the Times Record of Arkansas that his first scholarship offer came from Kansas State.It’s only fitting, then, that the senior’s career will end with the Razorbacks playing Kansas State in the Cotton Bowl on Jan. 6.
“It’s kind of funny how it kind of comes back to that,” said Bequette, who said he had offers from Kansas State, Mississippi State and then Arkansas.
Bequette was recruited by former Kansas State coach Ron Prince, who coached at the school for three seasons before being fired in 2008.
Arkansas running backs coach Tim Horton was on Prince’s staff at Kansas State the first season and joked that the offer from the Wildcats is what helped Bequette land at Arkansas in 2006.
“I think I got Jake the scholarship to Arkansas because once K-State offered, then Arkansas offered,” Horton said. “So I give Jake a hard time about that.” (more…)