Ehret OL Dwayne Fisher Commits to Arkansas

Marrero (La.) John Ehret offensive lineman Dwayne Fisher committed to Arkansas on Wednesday, becoming the Razorbacks' fifth 2017 pledge.

Arkansas picked up its fifth commit for the 2017 class and its second this week on Wednesday.

Marrero (La.) John Ehret offensive lineman Dwayne Fisher announced his decision to play for the Razorbacks on Twitter. He chose Arkansas over eight other offers, including Mississippi State, Colorado, Arkansas State and Louisiana-Monroe.

"I talked to a lot of the coaches," Fisher said. "They're all really nice. I just like Arkansas. It's a great school and has a great program."

Fisher (6-5, 305) said he had driven through Fayetteville before, but has never been on campus and talked to the coaches. That will change next week when he visits. He'll also be at the Razorbacks' spring game on April 23.

At John Ehret, Fisher was a teammate of Arkansas signee De'jon Harris. Together, they led the Patriots to a 12-3 record and a runner-up finish in the Louisiana Class 5A state playoffs last season.

"(Harris) told me Arkansas is a great place," Fisher said. "He didn't pressure me or anything. He told me it was my decision and I decided to commit there."

While he has a good relationship with Arkansas wide receivers coach Michael Smith, his main recruiter, Fisher said he was impressed with head coach Bret Bielema's track record with offensive linemen and offensive line coach Kurt Anderson's history in the NFL.

"I like that," Fisher said. "Having an OL coach that coached NFL players, that's a good look. That's something I really like, being around great players and great teachers."

Fisher joins Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman wide receiver Maleek Barkley, who committed Sunday, as Arkansas commits this week. Attalla (Ala.) Etowah quarterback Daulton Hyatt, Cabot (Ark.) athlete Jarrod Barnes and Metairie (La.) Archbishop Rummel linebacker Derrick Munson are the other members of the Razorbacks' 2017 class so far.

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