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Williams commits to Hogs after dropping Tigers

Posted on: November 15, 2011 12:56 pm
Edited on: November 15, 2011 12:56 pm
Posted by Bryan Fischer

A few days after decommitting from Missouri, Allen (Texas) running back Jonathan Williams committed to Arkansas last Friday - flipping from a future SEC school to a current one.

"[Visiting] was something I wanted to do and something I felt like I needed to do to see if I'm making the right decision for college," Williams told "I've never seen fans like Arkansas fans before; everybody in the whole state goes up there for Arkansas. I got to walk around campus and see the dorms and stuff. I got to see different frat houses that people go to so it was a good experience."

The 6-foot, 195-pounder is ranked as the sixth best tailback in the country by Maxpreps and second best in the state of Texas. He held a double-digit number of offers but settled on the Hogs thanks in large part to a coaching staff that didn't stop recruiting him despite an early commitment to the Tigers.

"Coach Tim Horton is a good guy and I got to meet Coach [Bobby] Petrino, so I really liked the coaching staff as well," he said. "Their offense, I like it because it's a pro-style offense and it gets you ready for the NFL. They run the ball and pass the ball so you know it's going to be a balanced offense and that's what stands out to me."

Williams has been limited by various injuries his senior season but is expected to be a key component in the Eagles playoff run as a nationally ranked high school team. His commitment is Arkansas' 20th for the class of 2012 and the second at the running back position.

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