One of the top in-state performers at this past weekend’s Arkansas Prospect Camp was Lafayette County wide receiver Cualan Williams.
Williams (6-3, 205, 4.48) caught 23 passes for 683 yards and 13 touchdowns and also had five punt returns for 249 yards and four scores as a junior last season after just concentrating on basketball as a sophomore.
“I am a bigger wide receiver like (Ole Miss’) Laquan Treadwell,” Williams said. “I try to run strong routes, deep routes and feel like I bring good catching and blocking ability.”
Williams, whose high school is located in Stamps, has offers so far from Louisiana-Monroe, Kent State and Missouri State with interest from Arkansas, Baylor, Louisiana Tech and several others.
He is hoping the Razorbacks put an offer on the table soon and has talked with Arkansas tight ends coach Barry Lunney, Jr., about that.
“I was hoping for Arkansas offer on Saturday and it is the one that I am shooting the most for,” Williams said. “I love Arkansas coaches and have been up to several games and know it is a place that I would love to play.
“They told me to just keep working hard and I will be back up here in July for another camp and hopefully can get one then.”
Williams is especially fond of Arkansas wide receiver coach Michael Smith.
“He is just a cool dude and like the coolest coach ever,” Williams said. “When he was working with us, if we messed up, he was on us and I liked being pushed like that.
“He really helped me while I was up there and really taught me a lot of things.”
Williams reeled off a list of Arkansas receivers that he looks up to that are currently on their roster.
“Drew Morgan had a great year there last year and there’s also Dominique Reed and Jordan Jones from Smackover that is up there now,” Williams said. “I respect all those guys and would love to be the next one up there from Arkansas.