February 28, 2007

North Little Rock's Stadther stands out

North Little Rock (Ark.) defensive lineman Zach Stadther was one of the 20 athletes in attendance on Saturday as Arkansas hosted its first junior day.

Stadther, 6-foot-1.5, 270 pounds, 5.0 seconds in the 40-yard dash, is a rarity in that he didn't grow up an Arkansas fan, but instead was an Oklahoma Sooner fan. That all changed with unofficial visits to both schools.

"I loved it at Arkansas," Stadther said. "I liked the facilities, dorm rooms and everything. I love Coach (Tracy) Rocker. He's a really cool coach. Arkansas is my top college now for sure."

What caused Stadther to switch his favorite role from OU to Arkansas?


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