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Arkansas offers pair of Gulf Coast receivers

COURTESY MGCCC 
 Former Gulfport receiver Jonathan Nance (18) recently picked up an offer from Arkansas. The Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College receiver also holds an offer from Troy.
COURTESY MGCCC Former Gulfport receiver Jonathan Nance (18) recently picked up an offer from Arkansas. The Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College receiver also holds an offer from Troy.

Friday's visit came as a bit of a surprise -- albeit a pleasant one -- for Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College receiver Jonathan Nance.

The former Gulfport standout picked up an offer from Arkansas, which he said he's strongly considering.

"I wasn't really getting much interest from the SEC but they came down and offered," Nance told the Sun Herald on Monday. "I'm really blessed to have it. I wasn't expecting it, but I think it's going to spark my recruiting."

Nance, who also holds a Troy offer, said he's already looking into Arkansas and if his transcript clears he may go ahead and commit next week.

"(The offer) felt amazing," he said. "I know they're a good football school and a good academic school -- just a good school all around."

Nance said Southern Miss, Middle Tennessee, Arizona State and Memphis are also showing interest, although no other offers have materialized yet.

Nance originally graduated early from GHS and enrolled at Southern Miss, but he transferred to MGCCC prior to last season after the Golden Eagles' previous staff wanted him to play defensive back. At Gulf Coast, the 6-foot-2 receiver was productive as he caught 31 passes for 400 yards and three touchdowns. He's currently recovering from a foot injury but hopes to get back on the field in time for summer workouts.

Arkansas also offered former LSU signee Brandon Martin. The Prime Prep (Dallas) receiver told the Sun Herald on Wednesday he's strongly considering Auburn. He also holds offers from Arizona State, Ole Miss, LSU, Mississippi State, Southern Miss and others.

Arkansas previously offered stud MGCCC defensive end Isaiah Buggs.

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