Allen's Williams picks Arkansas to stay closer
November, 14, 2011
By Travis L. Brown | ESPNDallas.com
ARLINGTON, Texas – Last week was a wild one for Allen running back Jonathan Williams, and it had nothing to do with the Eagles' bi-district close call against Keller Central.
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Williams’ main reason for the switch was Arkansas’ proximity to his home in Texas, but also cited his respect for the Razorbacks' offense as a key factor.
“I like their offense,” Williams said. “They’re a pro-style offense and with Bobby Petrino as the head coach, he’s going to have a good offense year-in and year-out. I feel like I can prosper in that type of offense.”
Williams took a recruiting trip to Fayetteville after Allen’s national TV win over Plano East the weekend of Oct. 6 and said, on returning home, his family agreed Arkansas would be a better fit for Williams than Missouri.
Williams has rushed for over a 1,000 yards this season despite missing several games due to injury. Williams sat out most of the second half of Allen’s bi-district game Saturday after taking a big hit but returned for Allen’s final drive of the game.
Williams said he is fine and the rest was just precautionary to help him recover from a few small injuries he has acquired throughout the season.