Toriano Pride (5’11 172) made his way via Zoom for a virtual visit with University of Arkansas staff and see the campus and football facilities.
Pride is a four-star cornerback from Lutheran North High School in St. Louis, Missouri. Arkansas first offered Price in January 9, 2020. He went and toured Arkansas a month later in February for Arkansas’ “Junior Day”.
Things seemed to stall for a moment offer wise during the beginning of the pandemic. In April, the floodgates opened with offers from solid Power-Five programs including Michigan State, Auburn, Oregon, Tennessee and Kentucky. Then, perineal powers Alabama, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Clemson and Oklahoma all offered during the summer leading up to the 2020 season.
In his Junior Day and virtual visits it seems he has Arkansas higher on his list than most would think. Despite the hard-luck the Razorback football program experienced from 2012-2019, Pittman has been swinging hard in recruiting to bring Arkansas back to SEC respectability. In 2020, Arkansas won three conference games for the first time since 2016 and prospects are taking notice of that.
During that time, Arkansas built or upgraded many facilities to become more competitive in the strongest conference in America. That is another key pitch that the Razorback staff are using to reel in some of the nation’s most coveted prospects and that certainly includes Price.
“My virtual bust was really nice,” said Pride.
He continued on about his visit and still likes what he seen from the Razorback program.
“It was me and my dad’s second time experiencing the campus and facilities,” said Pride.
As mentioned earlier, they were able to visit for Arkansas’ “Junior Day in February 2020.
Mom’s opinions and influence are always important to recruits and their families. The old saying goes, “if mama ain’t happy, no one is.” Luckily, for Arkansas, this mama really liked it.
“It was a good first impression for my mom because she got to meet Coach (Sam) Carter and Coach (Sam) Pittman,” said Pride.
This likely won’t be the final time Price visits Arkansas as we finished our conversation.
“We’re looking forward to getting back up there with the rest of my family,” stated Pride.
Hog fans, Arkansas is in the race for this highly touted defensive back.