Arkansas has a couple of offensive commits from Texas in its 2015 class and is hoping it gets a defensive one sooner than later.
Houston Jersey Village safety/linebacker Jordon Williams (6-1, 200) has plans to visit Arkansas on July 24 when the Razorbacks are hosting an Elite Camp.
Williams – who has 12 offers - says Arkansas defensive back coach Clay Jennings – his chief recruiter for Arkansas – has him pumped about the trip to Fayetteville.
“Coach Jennings has done a great job in getting my excited about getting up there and checking out Arkansas,” Williams said. “He’s told me that once I get up there and see how great everything is that I will not want to leave.
“One of the biggest reasons I am interested in Arkansas is the brand – the SEC,” Williams added. “It’s the best there is out there and the opportunity to play in the SEC is appealing.”
Williams says Jennings has also kept him laughing when he calls.
“He told me that I am a safety now, but that I am just two In-and-Out cheeseburgers away from being a Will linebacker,” Williams said. “He’s a funny guy.”
Williams had 47 tackles and two interceptions last season while playing safety.
“I’m definitely much better right now at coming up and tackling than I am in coverage, but that is something that I have been working on hard this summer – getting faster and being better at that,” Williams said. “I think I could be good at either linebacker or safety or maybe one of the hybrid positions that everybody seems to have these days.
Before he got the Arkansas offer, Williams released a top 8 via twitter.
“There was UH (Houston), Rice, Wake Forest, New Mexico, Utah, Northwestern, Texas State and Iowa State,” Williams said. “But it changes all the time. There is no set list right now.”
Williams would like to have his recruiting over before his season starts, but that’s not a definite.
“It would be great to have it out of the way by the end of the summer if I am sure that is where I want to go,” Williams said. “But I am definitely not going to just commit to get it over with.”
Jersey Village, which returns 16 of 22 starters, was 6-4 last season and just missed the playoffs.
“That would normally be good enough to get in the playoffs, but we are in a 10-team league so it wasn’t,” Williams said. “We think we have the team to get there this year.”
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