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Gus Malzahn made a recruiting announcement this morning that seven of his Arkansas State assistant coaches are hitting the road in what's being called the "A-State Ambush".

The goal of the recruiting blitz is to visit all 215 football playing schools in the state of Arkansas in the next 5 days. That means every powerhouse who churns out DI recruit after DI recruit, as well as the schools that have never produced a Division I athlete.

He wasn't kidding at his introductory press conference when he said he was going to recruit the state of Arkansas like it had never been done before.

“I want them to know that our doors are always open for them here at Arkansas State,” Malzahn said about visiting all 215 schools. “I want them to know that even if they never have a kid that can play college ball that they are still very important to us and our program. I want them to know that they can come study our film, watch our practices and be a part of our program.”

“There are no better high school coaches in America than they are right here in the state of Arkansas, I truly believe that.”

“I don’t think it has ever been done before,” he added. “I know it hasn’t been done in just five days.”

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Author: Doug Samuels
Doug Samuels has been with FootballScoop since 2011. Samuels joined the FootballScoop staff after serving as a college scout as well as an assistant coach at the college level, where he was fortunate enough to have coached every offensive position by age 24. Samuels is a lifelong Michigan State fan, no huddle enthusiast, and currently coaches high school football in West Michigan.