SPRINGDALE, Ark. -- Damian Williams announced Monday he's
planning to attend Arkansas, becoming the second prized recruit
from Springdale to commit to the Razorbacks.
Williams, a wide receiver, joins quarterback Mitch Mustain, who
thrilled the state two weeks ago when he said he would play at
Arkansas. Mustain and Williams both had spectacular senior seasons
while leading Springdale to the Class AAAAA championship.
Williams had said he was going to attend Florida, but now will
apparently remain in his home state with Houston Nutt and the
Razorbacks. Arkansas hired Gus Malzahn, Williams' coach at
Springdale, as its offensive coordinator last month.
Mustain and Williams both flourished in Malzahn's spread offense
last season, leading Springdale to a 14-0 season in which the
Bulldogs outscored their opponents 664-118. Mustain threw for 3,817
yards and 47 touchdowns. Williams had 1,495 yards receiving and 24
touchdowns, and also rushed for 446 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Mustain received plenty of national attention this season -- he
was named Parade Magazine player of the year and Gatorade player of
the year. But Williams received the Landers Award as Arkansas' top player.
"I'm glad he's on board," Mustain said Monday.
Williams is the second Springdale offensive star to switch from
Florida to Arkansas since Malzahn was hired. Tight end Ben
Cleveland did earlier this month.
Springdale receiver Andrew Norman also has said he will attend Arkansas.
National signing day is Wednesday. The commitments can become official then.