The expected is now reality, as four-star cornerback Chevin Calloway announced his commitment to the Arkansas Razorbacks over the Texas Longhorns and Ole Miss Rebels Wednesday morning on ESPNU.
“I’m coming home,” he said. “I’m going to be attending the University of Arkansas.”
An Arkansas native with a strong relationship with the Razorbacks coaching staff, it would have been a tall task for any program to lure Calloway from Fayetteville. There was reason to believe Texas may very well be the program capable of doing so during his Jan. 13 official visit, but reports indicated that the visit didn’t blow him away, leaving Calloway unconvinced that Austin was worth passing up on out-of-state options.
Calloway now becomes the latest and final cornerback target to choose another program over the in-state Longhorns, joining five-star Ohio State early enrollee Jeffrey Okudah, four-star LSU signee Kary Vincent Jr. and four-star JUCO Ohio State signee Kendall Sheffield. Texas did haul in a pair of high-upside additions in four-star Nacogdoches product Josh Thompson and three-star Lake Dallas product Kobe Boyce, so there’s still incoming talent at the position.
Calloway, an Under Armour All-America selection, will head to Arkansas ranked as the nation’s No. 143 player, No. 17 cornerback and the No. 22 player in Texas, per 247Sports Composite.