By Chelcey LoweryArkansas Media Relations
In the veteran-laden unit of Arkansas Razorback wide receivers, one freshman is making his mark. Julian Horton, a native of Norcross, Ga., is sporting the No. 2 for the Razorbacks at receiver and looks to be a constant contributor throughout his career.Horton was ranked as the No. 76 athlete in the nation by Rivals.com coming out of Greater Atlanta Christian School. During his high school career, he had 133 receptions for nearly 2,400 yards and 18 touchdowns. As a senior, Horton earned Class 2A honorable mention all-state honors. He was coached by Ken Robinson. Horton is the son of Angelina Horton.
Q: Who is the teammate who has made the most positive impact on you since arriving in Fayetteville?
A: Jarius Wright. He’s been the most encouraging and can really bring me up when I’m down. He’s made the greatest impact so far.
Q: What made you choose Arkansas over the other programs that were recruiting you?
A: Arkansas is a good program. I actually played football with Coach Petrino’s son my sophomore year in high school so we already knew each other and had a good relationship.
Q: What is your favorite part about game day?
A: The whole experience is amazing. Running out of the “A” is a great feeling, too. And I love it when the crowd gets loud!
Q: What is your major and what do you plan on doing after graduation?
A: I’m actually undeclared. I’m interested in communications and kinesiology though. I can see myself being an athletic trainer or a sports broadcaster.
Q: Do you have any game day rituals?
A: I pray the morning of every game. It helps calm me down.
Q: Has your family been to a game yet? If so, how’d that feel?
A: Yes, they have been to every game but one. It’s great to see my mom, sister, and brother every week. Not being with them is new to me and it’s been different so it helps to see them on game day. It’s especially great to see my mom since she has always been there for me.
Q: What would be your perfect tailgating meal?
A: I would have to say a classic cheeseburger and fries. You can’t forget the honey mustard sauce!
Q: Besides football, what is something else you have a passion for?
A: Music. Making music and listening to music. I play the piano and rap, too. My dad is a producer so it’s a family thing.
Q: If you could use one word to describe yourself, what would it be?
Q: When you were a child, what did you want to be when you “grew up”?
A: I wanted to be a basketball player because I love basketball. But as I grew up it changed to being a football player.