Tigers hoping to attract Ark. WR Williams

LSU went down to the wire with the top receiver out of Arkansas in the ‘05 class in Slick Shelley before losing out to Tennessee. <br><br> The Tigers are hoping for better success in the Natural State in 2006 with Springdale receiver Damian Williams as the big target.

Williams, a 6-1, 180-pounder with 4.5-speed, has emerged as one of the top receivers in the country. Last season, he put up some modest numbers from his wide out spot with 31 catches 545 yards and four scores.

When you consider that he missed three games with an injury and only played the first half in nine of the other 10 contests then it puts everything else in perspective.

The scholarship offers have come in droves for Williams over the past three weeks and there may not be another player in the South with as many impressive offers this early.

"I've been offered by LSU, Texas, Iowa, Tennessee, Arkansas, Missouri, Clemson, Georgia Tech, Missouri, Louisville, Houston and Michigan State," he said.

What is it that college coaches see in the big play receiver?

"I have great field awareness, quick feet and good hands," said Williams, who was a First Team All-State selection as a junior. "Anytime it's crunch time, I'm the guy who wants the ball. I feel like I'm the guy who can go up and make the big play."

A couple of weeks ago, Williams was summoned to his coach's office because LSU head coach Les Miles wanted to extend a scholarship offer.

While, Williams was unable to talk to Miles to confirm the offer he got all of the confirmation he needed a few days later when a FedEx package arrived at his house with a written offer from the Tigers.

Obviously, Miles is interested in Williams but is the interest mutual on the other end?

"I like LSU," he said. "They are one of the schools I am looking at. I like the school. I now they have a good football program and are one of the top teams in the country every year."

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