Staying patient

Staying patient

Mon Denson added an offer from Arkansas Wednesday and he is now up to 12 scholarship offers. Denson will continue to add offers and he does not plan to rush the recruiting process...

"I have just remained patient," said Mon Denson. "I had three offers last year, but I just stayed patient and now I have 12. I am just blessed right now."

Blessed he is.

Denson picked up another SEC offer Wednesday night. Running backs coach Joel Thomas delivered the news.

"The offer from Arkansas really surprised me. I had been talking to Coach Thomas for about two or three weeks now, but he had been telling me I was a potential offer guy.

"He had asked me to be patient with them, so I was, and the offer came Tuesday. I have a lot of interest in Arkansas and I am now planning a visit there with my dad."

The 6-foot, 207 pound athlete does not know a lot about the Hogs yet, but he was a fan of running back Darren McFadden when he was there.

Before grabbing his 12th offer, Denson took a visit to in-state Georgia Tech. The Yellow Jackets were one of the first schools to offer the Lagrange, Ga. native and he likes what it offers.

"If you want to go to a school to play football and to get a great education, then Georgia Tech is great," said Denson. "That is what I am looking for. I just kind of hung out there Saturday and took a look at the school. They showed me around and I had a good time."

Other than Georgia Tech, the only other school Denson's visited in 2014 is North Carolina. The Tar Heels, like Georgia Tech offered Denson when he was only a sophomore.

He liked how he was treated in Chapel Hill.

"It is nice up there and I like the campus, but the best thing about my visit was the coaches. I got to talk to all of them and I like all of them. Coach Kap (Chris Kapilovic) is my main recruiter, but I like them all."

Like Denson's feeling for the UNC staff, he currently likes all the schools recruiting him too.

Arkansas, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Wisconsin are recruiting him the hardest with North Carolina State just outside that group.

"I do not have a leader yet," said Denson. "I am not going to make an early decision, so I am just waiting it out.

"I am going to stay patient with this and take my official visits before I make my decision."

Denson has been offered as a running back primarily, but some schools like him as a safety too. He is OK playing either position.

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