Commitment to Hogs is a big thing for the Schmidly family

Long snapper Max Schmidly committed to Arkansas Monday through multiple SEC and ACC schools after visiting Fayetteville over the weekend.

“This means a lot to my family and I,” said Schmidly, who attended Prospect Day in Arkansas on Saturday. “Many of my relatives live in Arkansas — in the Fort Smith area. We used to go to Arkansas a lot growing up and it was a dream of mine to play here one day. There is something unique about the Arkansas community and I know what the Razorbacks mean to the state.”

Schmidly, 6-3 and 200 pounds, of Charlotte (NC) Myers Park attended a specialist camp in Arkansas last summer and also attended the Ole Miss football game on November 21st.

He was named to the first-team Charlotte All-Observer Football Team as a long snapper. The team consists of an 18-county area made up of 162 schools.

He is rated a 4 1/2 star prospect by Rubio Long Snapping and is the nation’s #61 overall snapper for the Class of 2023.

In January he paid an official visit to the Air Force.

The dedication to special teams of Arkansas coach Sam Pittman, special teams coordinator Scott Fountain and special teams analyst Christ Hurd helped separate the Razorbacks from other programs.

“Arkansas has all the resources necessary to compete at the highest level,” said Schmidly. “The coaches have been absolutely genuine and treated me so well throughout this process. Coach Pittman is building something special on The Hill. I love his involvement with special teams as he has such experienced and well known coaches with Coach Fountain and Coach Hurd leading the session.

“It’s a dream come true for my family and I and I can’t wait to get to work! I know the Razorbacks will win and I can’t wait to do whatever it takes to help my team.”

Schmidly, whose cousin Parker is the wife of former Razorback tight end Hunter Henry, appreciated how Fountain and Hurd recruited him.

“Recruiting specialists is always a waiting game,” he said. “That’s especially true with the transfer portal and patience has paid off. Coach Fountain and Coach Hurd were consistently on their best interests and clearly communicated their needs. This built confidence in the process and ultimately made it clear that Arkansas is the right place to work on my craft with senior teammates and coaches like you.

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