It was with nothing more than a passing glance this weekend that I noticed that 6'6" Cowley County (Kansas) Junior College forward Montrell McDonald changed his oral commitment from Texas Tech University and signed a letter of intent to play for John Pelphrey and the University of Arkansas.
After thinking about it a little more, I realized that Montrell is of above average intelligence and deserves to be applauded right here in The Hog Tale. Why? Well, you know his mamma or pops or whomever helped him make a decision on where to play basketball set him down and showed him this...
... and then asked him "Do you know where in the hell this place is?"
After careful consideration, I'm convinced Montrell shook his head and said that he was pretty sure that wherever this Lubbock place was that he was pretty sure he didn't want to be there. This decision was followed up by numerous high fives among the family and a party into the wee hours of the morning. I think it's very possible that Montrell was just a little confused and thought he was headed for Austin or Dallas or someplace cool before being shown this map.
So, this cerebralness has me now believing that Montrell is not only a future SEC all conference member but also an academic all american as well.
Razorback fans, you should be proud of Montrell for the smartest decision he's ever made.