David Williams, FB, 6'3, 245, 4.64, LITTLE ROCK (CENTRAL ARKANSAS CHRISTIAN) ARKANSAS:
David Williams is a power football player who is being recruited at fullback, tight end and at running back. But most programs believe that he is going to be a great fullback or big back at the next level.
"On my team, I play receiver, tight end, fullback and running back. And on defense I play defensive end, tackle and sometimes linebacker," said Williams. "At first I only played defensive tackle, and then my junior year I started to move around everywhere. It has become very fun for me and something that I really enjoy."
Williams goes into his senior year a three-year starter. Last season Williams caught 51 passes for 688 yards and six touchdowns, and he returned one kick-off for a 51-yard touchdown. Williams was on the onside kick team and he caught the short kick and took it back to the house.
He is the key player on one of the best teams in Arkansas, as CAC went 13-2 last season in Class 3A and was the state runner-up. As a sophomore, CAC won the State Championship. This year CAC will move up to Class 4A.
"I am more of a receiver than a running back in our offense," said Williams. "I only got the ball in short-yardage situations and I didn't have that many carries."
On defense, Williams finished with 132 tackles, 82 solos, seven sacks and one fumble recovery.
"I think I am going to be an offensive player in college," said Williams. "I think I do a good job on defense, but most schools are recruiting me on offense."
Williams benches 305 pounds, squats 435 and he has posted a 32-inch vertical jump. He also starts in hoops averaging 15 points and 10 rebounds per game. He went to the Arkansas camp last summer and thus far this year he has been at the combine at LSU and he attended the FCA Combine in Little Rock.
Williams hopes to camp at Arkansas, OU and maybe Miami, but he is also considering just taking one-day visits to all the schools who offer him.
Williams has been offered by Arkansas, Kansas State, Mississippi State, Ole Miss and Oklahoma State.
"At first I was really considering Oklahoma State, because I liked what they were doing with their facilities and the future of their program," said Williams. "Ssince I have really got into recruiting I have become more open-minded, and now I am very open on where I might go. My top three would be Arkansas, Oklahoma State and Kansas State, among the schools that have offered me. I also like OU. I certainly wouldn't mind getting an offer from OU."
What about his feeling on some of the other contenders for his services?
"I am very excited about Oklahoma. I really hope to get an offer," said Williams. "I know they don't have a lot of scholarships to offer, but Coach (Kevin) Wilson, who is recruiting me from OU, says that they are evaluating me and that they might eventually have an offer for me. I liked Oklahoma when I was younger growing up in Carrollton, Texas. In fact, I got to know Travis Wilson (former OU wide receiver) very well because he use to baby-sit me in Carrollton.
"I didn't grow up in Arkansas, so I don't have the passion that some players might for playing at Arkansas who have lived in Arkansas all their lives. They have a new offensive coordinator and I think they are going to throw the ball a lot more. They want to play me at H-back or tight end. I think I could catch a lot of passes at Arkansas.
"Kansas State has a new head coach and a new program, and that excites me. I know they are going to have a wide open offense and they will throw to the tight end or fullback a lot."
Williams has qualified.
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