You know Bret Bielema still likes to win battles over Big Ten schools, and he’s done it again with the commitment of linebacker Kyrei Fisher, who flipped his commitment from Minnesota to Arkansas. He signed his FAA with the Razorbacks on Monday.
Fisher is a 3-star prospect chose Arkansas over offers from Minnesota, Michigan State, Colorado, Houston, and several others.
Fisher committed to Minnesota following an unofficial visit to Minneapolis in May, but reconsidered this fall. He took an unofficial visit to Arkansas in October and visited officially during the LSU weekend this season. He took official visits both to Minnesota and to Texas in recent weeks, but still decided to play for Arkansas.
Obviously, linebacker is a major position of need for the Razorbacks, especially if Arkansas transitions to more of a 3-4 look, which Bret Bielema has hinted at doing. Fisher is the third linebacker committed in the 2017 class along with Derrick Munson and Josh Paul. Fisher is the 21st overall commitment for the Razorbacks in the class.