FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) - Dre Greenlaw wasn't getting a lot of attention at Fayetteville High School. He was set to head to Jonesboro to play at Arkansas State but a lat scholarship offer from the Razorbacks quickly paid off.
Greenlaw wrapped up his freshman season as the second leading tackler on Arkansas's roster despite the Razorbacks coaching staff saying he was out of position at times. After another year in the system, the sophomore is set for a big season in 2016.
"In the spring game, I made a couple mistakes but I feel like the plays that I was kind of messing up on last year, I'm kind of fixing that and I think the coaches are putting a little more trust in me and allowing me to be a leader," Greenlaw said.
The Fayetteville product recorded 95 total tackles (46 solo) and forced a pair of fumbles in the Razorbacks' eight win season. Brooks Ellis, who led Arkansas in tackles and was a senior at Fayetteville high when Greenlaw was a sophomore, said what he see's in his fellow linebacker is night-and-day different that what he saw just a few months ago.
"It's really him just knowing the plays and knowing what the offense is doing too," Ellis said. "He's looking really good and it's fun being out there with him."