On the same day the Razorbacks announced their 2011 football

schedule, five football newcomers began University of Arkansas spring semester

classes Tuesday and intend to go through the offseason condition program and spring

practices  with coach Bobby Petrino’s Razorbacks.

FAYETTEVILLE -  On the same day the Razorbacks announced their 2011 football
schedule, five football newcomers began University of Arkansas spring semester
classes Tuesday and intend to go through the offseason condition program and spring
practices  with coach Bobby Petrino’s Razorbacks.

New enrollees include midterm high school graduates Brey Cook  a 6-7, 310 offensive
lineman from Springdale Har-Ber, wide receiver Quinta Funderburk of Chesapeake, Va.
and Oscar Frommel Smith High; junior college transfer and Muskogee, Okla. native
Robert Thomas, a 6-3, 321 defensive tackle from Coffeyville, (Kan.)  Community
College and recent prep school graduates  Marquel Wade, a wide receiver/punt
returner and a Jacksonville, Fla. native come to Arkansas via Milford (N.J.)
Military Academy, and Tyler Gilbert, a 6-3, 245 linebacker from Sorrento, La. via
North Carolina Tech Prep.

Cook was ranked as the State of Arkansas’ No. 1 high school prospect by Rivals.com.
He chose Arkansas over recruiting offers from Oklahoma, Auburn, Alabama and Southern
California.

Thomas, before attending junior college, first signed with Arkansas in 2009. He
redshirted his first year at Coffeyville Community College and reports to Arkansas
as a sophomore.
 Wade signed with Arkansas in 2010 and briefly reported to Fayetteville  before
attending prep school. He arrives as a freshman.
Funderburk has caught 60 passes for 1,000 yards two straight high school seasons.

Gilbert recorded 62 tackles with five sacks for a 13-1 North Carolina Tech Prep in
2010.

Providing all meet spring semester academic requirements, all will have immediate
eligibility for the 2011 season.
That  2011 regular season officially begins against Missouri State Sept. 3 in
Fayetteville and ends Nov. 25, the day after Thanksgiving, in Baton Rouge, La.
against SEC West rival LSU.

After a two-year absence, CBS for national telecast returns the Arkansas-LSU game to
its traditionally  annual 1:30 p.m. day after Thanksgiving spot that the Razorbacks
and Tigers have mostly played since Arkansas joined the SEC in 1992.

Arkansas’ schedule should help break in a new quarterback and new offensive tackles
protecting him as 2010 quarterback Ryan Mallett turned pro and 2010 offensive
tackles DeMarcus Love and Ray Dominguez graduated.

The Razorbacks play nonconference games in Arkansas, Sept. 3 against Missouri State
in Fayetteville, Sept. 10 against New Mexico in Little Rock and Sept. 17 against
Troy University in Fayetteville, before opening its SEC season Sept. 24 at 2009
national champion/2010 Capital One Bowl winner Alabama in Tuscaloosa.

Arkansas, 10-3 in 2010 and losing to Ohio State in the Sugar Bowl for its first-ever
BCS bowl game, meets Cotton Bowl winner Texas A&M for an Oct. 1 nonconference game
at the Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas and hosts 2010 national
champion/SEC champion Auburn on Oct. 8 at Reynolds Razorback Stadium in
Fayetteville.

After an Oct. 15 open date, the Razorbacks play SEC games Oct. 22 and Oct. 29 at Ole
Miss and at Vanderbilt, and finish hosting SEC games with South Carolina and
Tennessee, Nov. 5 and Nov. 12 in Fayetteville and Mississippi State, Nov. 19 at War
Memorial Stadium in Little Rock before the Nov. 25 finale at LSU.

All games will be televised, the UA reported in it press release of the schedule
though only the CBS telecast of the Arkansas-LSU game currently is officially
announced.


2011 University of Arkansas Football Schedule
Sept. 3                  Missouri State
Sept. 10                New Mexico (Little Rock)
Sept. 17                Troy
Sept. 24                at Alabama
Oct. 1                   Texas A&M (Arlington, Texas)
Oct. 8                   Auburn
Oct. 15                 Open
Oct. 22                 at Ole Miss
Oct. 29                 at Vanderbilt
Nov. 5                  South Carolina
Nov. 12                Tennessee
Nov. 19                Mississippi State (Little Rock)
Nov. 25                at LSU (CBS), 1:30 p.m. CT