Closer Look

Central Arkansas Christian tight end/fullback David Williams (6-3, 245, 4.63), one of the state's top prospects with seven offers already, will be in Fayetteville Thursday for an unofficial visit to get a look at what the University has to offer both athletically and academically.

Everybody loves a little personal touch every now and then and Central Arkansas Christian star David Williams is no exception.

That's just what he will get on Thursday when Williams (6-3, 245, 4.63) - a tight end/fullback with great hands - has plans to make an unofficial visit to Fayetteville to check out all things academic and athletic.

"I am really looking forward to checking out all the athletic facilities again and also being able to go check out the academic end of things,' Williams said. "I'll be going on a tour of campus and visiting some classes and teachers and just be able to check out everything."

Williams came up for the Razorbacks' second Junior Day on April 15, which coincided with the UA's Red-White scrimmage.

But with a record-setting 170 or so prospects on hand, it didn't leave much time for one-on-one interaction for a guy that the Razorback coaches see filling the same type role that Peyton Hillis does for the UA right now.

"That's going to be the best part of this trip," Williams said. "I am looking forward to setting down with the coaches and developing some great relationships."

Arkansas is one of seven schools that have already offered a scholarship to Williams, who caught 51 passes for 688 yards and six touchdowns, rushed 19 times for 81 yards and a touchdown and also took a kickoff back for a touchdown.

He was also a standout on defense with 132 tackles, 7 sacks and one fumble caused.

The Razorbacks join Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Kansas State, Mississippi State who came with early offers while Vanderbilt and Tulsa have recently put offers on the table.

"It's nice to have all the offers, but it is not going to keep me from working hard to get better every day," Williams said. "Oklahoma is another school that has shown interest, but they haven't offered yet."

Williams said that Arkansas will likely be his only unofficial visit this summer.

"I'm just planning on staying in state and working out with my team, playing 7-on-7 games and just getting ready for next season."

The Mustangs, who won the Class AAA state title in 2004 and were runners-up in 2005, will participate in the Sonic Air Raid 7-on-7 tournament at Harding University this weekend and then play in the Shootout of the South in Little Rock the following weekend.

"These 7-on-7 tournaments really help us as a team because we run the spread offense so it's like we are out there playing our game just without the offensive lineman," Williams said. "I think we have a chance to be really, really good again this year."

Williams grew up in Dallas, but moved to Little Rock soon after he finish elementary school because his mom was a victim of domestic violence at the hands of his dad.

He feels like Arkansas is his home now.

"When someone comes up and asks me where I am from, I used to say Texas, but now I say Arkansas first," Williams said. "It took me a while to get used to not being in what I call a big city like Dallas, but I love it here now."

No doubt there are plenty of Razorback fans who would love for him to make Arkansas his college home as well.

"Arkansas is coming on strong with me now," Williams said. "I'm really looking forward to spending time with them on Thursday."

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