Arkansas' Versatile Addition

New University of Arkansas football commit Kelvin Fisher (5-11, 180) is a multi-positional star for Gilbert (AZ) Highley, but says the Razorbacks have him slated to play cornerback when he arrives with the rest of what is now a Top 10 recruiting class nationally.

The latest University of Arkansas football commit may be the most versatile of all.

Gilbert (AZ) Highley athlete Kelvin Fisher (5-11, 180), who became the Razorbacks' 23rd public commit of the 2011 class on Sunday night, has lined up at several different spots for the his high school team.

"I play some cornerback, safety, running back, wide receiver and even a little quarterback," Fisher said. "Arkansas says it is going to play me at cornerback."

Fisher chose Arkansas over Oregon, Boise State, Washington and Arizona State, where he his dad played football a year with current UA offensive coordinator Garrick McGee.

"At the end of the day, I just felt like Arkansas was the best place for me and sit down with my family and decided to go head and make it official," Fisher said. "It had everything I was looking for in terms of a school and a football program."

It certainly didn't hurt the Razorbacks that the family had an existing relationship with McGee.

"My dad was a senior at Arizona State when Coach McGee was a freshman," Fisher said. "I actually first met Coach McGee when I was younger and he was coaching at Northwestern. It was nice to see a familiar face during the recruiting process and it will nice to have him around when I am there at Arkansas."

Fisher capped off an incredible recruiting weekend for the Razorbacks that also included the commitments of Hurst (Texas) Bell tight end Chris Barnett (6-6, 250) and Virginia wideout Quinta Funderburk (6-5, 204).

All three of those are four-star prospects and that jumped Arkansas up to 9th in the Scout. com 2011 recruiting rankings from 20th.

"I believe we are right there," Fisher said of Arkansas. "We have a lot of great players already there and we are getting a lot more in the program. We are going to be competing for a national title in the next few years. I really believe that."

Fisher took an unofficial visit to Arkansas during the summer.

"I came out there in either June or July and just liked everything about the program and the area," Fisher said. "It just seems like a perfect place for me."

Arkansas now has three commitments from the state of Arizona with Scottsdale Saguaro linebacker Brock Haman (6-3, 230) and Arizona Western Junior College cornerback Isiah Wiley.

"I actually met Brock at Arizona State's Junior Day and we became very good friends after that," Fisher said. "We talked about becoming Razorbacks together and that's how it has worked out."


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