Williams Ready For Next Step At Arkansas

Arkansas tailback signee Rawleigh Williams will arrive in Fayetteville and has a mindset of being able to help the Razorbacks right away.

Now that he has his diploma in hand, Arkansas signee and former Dallas Bishop Lynch star Rawleigh Williams is ready to take that next step in his life.

Williams (5-10, 205) and many other 2015 Razorback football signees will arrive in Fayetteville this upcoming weekend and begin working out soon.

“I’m coming to Fayetteville on Saturday and then moving in on Sunday,” Williams said. “I am really excited about getting on campus and being around my teammates.

“I’ve been getting mentally prepared for this next phase of my life, being away from home and being on my own and taking care of business.”

He expects to be roommates in a quad with Nashville wide receiver LaMichael Pettway and the Fayetteville duo of C.J. O’Grady and Dre Greenlaw.

Williams comes to Arkansas off a spectacular senior season in which he rushed 341 times for 2,814 yards and 37 touchdowns while also catching 15 passes for 198 yards and five more scores.

Arkansas has a trio of talented tailbacks in senior Jonathan Williams, junior Alex Collins and senior Kody Walker, who rushed for 174 yards and three touchdowns in a Red-White game in which the other two did not participate.

North Little Rock’s Juan Day redshirted as a true freshman after coming off a knee injury in high school and suffered another one this spring to his other knee.

“I have become pretty good friends with Juan and I hate that happened to him,” Williams said. “But my mindset has always been to come and try to play right away and be ready when it’s my turn.

“So that is still my mindset, especially with the fact that our depth took a hit. I’ll be ready.”

Williams recently finished up a track season that saw him run the 100 meters in a best time of 10.77.

“I have been staying in shape by running track and doing some other things,” Williams said. “I know that you had better be in shape when you get to college because the level of intensity and conditioning is just going to go up a lot.”

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