Williams Raves About Razorbacks

Arkansas had the opportunity to host Missouri tailback commit Jonathan Williams (6-0, 208, 4.4) this weekend and left quite the impression on him as it tries to get him to flip his pledge.

It looks like it might come down to Arkansas and Missouri once again for one of the nation's top running backs.

The Razorbacks have beaten the Tigers recently for a pair of Show Me state tailbacks in St. Louis native Ronnie Wingo and Jefferson City's Kody Walker.

They are now trying to convince Allen (Texas) star and Missouri commitment Jonathan Williams – one of six prospects to take official visits to Arkansas this weekend – to flip.

""The game was just so crazy and the fans were amazing," Williams said. "Arkansas has a great team and I really enjoyed being around the coaches and the players, who are some great guys."

Williams (6-0, 208, 4.4), a four-star prospect ranked as the 19th best tailback in the country by Scout.com, has already been selected to play in the U.S. Army All-American Game. He took in the No. 10 Razorbacks' 38-14 hammering of defending champion Auburn.

"I really had a great visit and got some great insight in to how Arkansas does things on game day and how organized and professional the Razorback coaches are," Williams said. "It was incredibly impressive."

Williams, whose Allen team is ranked No. 3 in the nation according to the ESPNHS poll, also loved what he saw out of the Arkansas offense.

"It is a pro style offense and the coaches do a great job in getting you ready to play in the league," Williams said. "It really appeals to me."

So does the food in Fayetteville.

"Man, we went to this place called the Catfish Hole that was just unreal," Williams said. "The food was so good."

Walker said he is down to just the two aforementioned teams.

"The only other official I am going to take is to Missouri," Williams said. "It's down to just those two and once I have visited Missouri I will sit down and just decide what is the best situation for me. I just want to be very sure I am going to the right place for me."

He does not have a date for that official to Missouri, who is rumored to be considering a move from the Big 12 to the SEC if an offer officially comes from a conference that has won the last five national championships.

"I'm just kind of waiting to see what happens with that," Williams said.

He was able to take the visit because Allen (6-0) played Thursday night so its game could be televised by ESPN2.

Williams had 29 carries for 108 yards and three touchdowns as Allen rallied past Plano East 42-38.

"We had to really come together and get it done as a team in this last game," Williams said. "We were able to fight through some adversity and win."

He has a tough half before getting loose for some big runs in the second half.

Williams has rushed for 460 yards and six touchdowns this season while having to miss three games due to an injury.

He rushed for 2,078 yards last season with 19 touchdowns while averaging over eight yards per carry.

"I think my combination of size and speed helps me to get a lot of yards," Williams said. "But I do need to get more consistent on going hard on every snap and that's something I am really working on every day."


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