Welsh, a 6-2 1/2, 175-pound senior guard who will attend Hargrave Military Academy (Va.), committed to Arkansas on Tuesday night.
``Me and Coach (Ronny) Thompson developed a strong relationship, and me and Coach (Stan) Heath did as well," Welsh said. ``I felt like it was the place for me and there's no need for me to wait any longer. I didn't need to see the campus, because I really like the staff and the program."
``I didn't want anyone to take my spot," he added. "Why not just go ahead and take it." Welsh is a potent scorer who didn't get a chance to really showcase his game this past summer on a loaded Boo Williams team, but he averaged 18.8 points at Woodside High (Va.) as a junior.
``My mom told me how important relationships are," Welsh said. "And I felt like I had a great relationship with the staff."
``Arkansas is losing three guards this year, but that's not why I chose them," Welsh said. "They're an up and coming program and I feel like I can add a lot to their program."