Williams Headed to Arkansas

Tulsa Union linebacker Terrell Williams (6-4, 220, 4.58) talks about his decision to end the recruiting process on Sunday and commit to Arkansas - just shortly after returning home from an official visit to Kansas earlier in the day.

Tulsa Union standout Terrell Williams had a great official visit this weekend – it was just not to the place he has decided to go.

After getting home from Kansas, the 6-4, 220-pound linebacker decided to end his recruited by committing to Arkansas, where he had visited the previous weekend.

"I took the official to Kansas this weekend, got back home and sit down with my family and told them I had been thinking hard about it and Arkansas was where I want to go," Williams said. "I am going to be a Razorback. I just think it is a perfect fit for me."

Williams, who helped lead the Redskins to the Class 6A state title with a 34-20 championship game win over Jenks, had already visited Colorado and was scheduled to visit Ole Miss and Tennessee the next two weeks.

But he said he called Arkansas assistant and fellow Tulsa native Garrick McGee to let him know he had made his decision and would become the Razorbacks' 27th commitment of the 2009 class.

"I called him during the Steelers-Ravens game and we were just talking about the game and all that," Williams said. "Then I told him, Coach I am going to be a Hog.

"He was like ‘you aren't messing with me, are you?' Williams added. "And I said ‘I am coming to Arkansas."

"He was very happy about it and told (Arkansas head) Coach Bobby Petrino about it and they all were excited about it and that made me feel really good."

Williams had over 100 tackles, 2 sacks and a fumble recovery this season for Union while lining up at defensive end, linebacker and safety.

"Arkansas tells me they are going to start me at outside linebacker and maybe play a little strong safety," Williams said. "They said they want to put me in a position to make a lot of plays."

Williams, who was the quarterback at Edison his junior year further illustrating his versatility, thinks he is coming to a program that is ready to take a major step forward.

"I think Coach Petrino has got the program headed in a direction that could have us challenging for a national title in just a couple of years," Williams said. "Those guys really know what they are doing over there. I can't wait to be a part of it."





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