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Hartfield feels at home, commits

Dallas South Oak Cliff’s Melvinson Hartfield came to Arkansas for a weekend visit and said he felt right at home.

Melvinson Hartfield is ranked the No. 145 overall prospect in Texas by 247Sports.

And very soon, he plans to make Fayetteville his home.

Hartfield switched his commitment from Kansas State to Arkansas on Sunday at the end of his official visit to the UA. He became the Razorbacks’ 20th commitment for 2013.

Hartfield (5-11, 185 pounds) is a three-star prospect who’s ranked the No. 74 cornerback in the nation, but he will play wide receiver for the Hogs.

He said the trip to Fayetteville made his decision to flip an easy one.

“I feel like I belong,” said Hartfield, who had been committed to K-State since Dec. 15. “I felt real good about everything. I just felt welcome. That’s how I feel. I feel like I belong.”

Hartfield’s lead recruiter at Kansas State, Michael Smith, now coaches wide receivers at Arkansas. Smith took the UA job one day before Hartfield made his official visit to Manhattan, Kan., on Jan. 18.

Hartfield, who said he had 12 receptions for 412 yards and six touchdowns as a senior, gave his commitment Sunday to head coach Bret Bielema, who was “happy” and “surprised that I had committed.”

Hartfield became the Razorbacks’ third commitment of the day, joining Bellaire, Texas, running back Denzell Evans and Osceola safety Korliss Marshall. He is the Hogs’ third commitment from the state of Texas for 2013.

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