If you have read the three On The Trail interviews, they have been very entertaining. This particular interview features Zach Williams, a 2019 commitment continuing the Razorback legacy of his father, Rickey Williams who was a linebacker in the late 80’s.
Zach committed to the Razorbacks over 27 offers from Texas, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, TCU, Ole Miss, Oregon, Oregon State and many more! According to 247sports, Williams is the 246th ranked recruit in the nation, the 14th ranked defensive end and 4th ranked player in the state of Arkansas. He is also rated a 91 overall by this recruiting service.
I have heard from many that the younger Williams is very exceptional as a student he weighed all his options education wise before settling on the school he would display his talent with. Zach is a great young man and a very good football player and the Hogs are very lucky to have another second generation Razorback on the roster. This was a fun interview and hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
Thanks for participating in the interview. Razorback nation is very excited about having you continue the family legacy for the years to come.
Jacob: Zach, what made you commit to the University of Arkansas? How excited are you to continue in the footsteps of your father?
Zach: The coaching staff. They make me feel at home. The brotherhood they are creating with the recruits, even before we get to campus, is incredible.
Being given the opportunity to play college football at the same school as my dad is a great honor. He tells me all the time that I will surpass everything he ever did at Arkansas
Jacob: What do Arkansas fans need to know about you as a player and what you will do to help bring Arkansas back into contention in the SEC?
Zach: Me as a player. I will work hard on and off the field to help my teammates build something special at Arkansas. I think Coach Morris has a plan and he will lead us in the right direction in the SEC.
Jacob: What football players do you feel your game matches?
Zach: I am more of a speed pass rusher like Von Miller.
Jacob: You received a heavy dose of attention from other big time schools before committing to the Hogs. Why did you decide to commit to Arkansas over so many other schools?
Zach: Arkansas is home and I have a great relationship with the coaches plus my dad took me up there 9 times
Jacob: Watching your highlight videos, you have incredible quickness off the line of scrimmage. How well do you think your speed and talent can translate into the SEC?
Zach: My dad has taught me that there is a big difference between the speed of the game in high school and college. I will enroll at Arkansas in the Spring of 2019. I hope to get a good feel for the college game and learn to adjust to the speed of the players.
Jacob: One question I have asked every recruit and commit is, how would you answer a fellow recruit that says, “Why Arkansas?” when it comes to them being on the fence about jumping on board to Arkansas?
Zach: I am not a fence kind of a player. Either you are on one side or the other. If you want to play for Arkansas please come, if not go where you fit in
Jacob: Arkansas has been a struggling program for the majority of the past seven seasons. With this class being ranked as high as 12th in the country on Rivals, could this 2019 class help catapult the Hogs back into SEC contention by 2020 or 2021?
Zach: I think the 2019 class will have a major impact immediately.
Jacob: Finally, what do you want to accomplish by the end of you career at Arkansas?
Zach: Graduate. My game on the field will take of itself through the hard work me and my teammates will put in.
Jacob: Again, thanks for being available for the interview, Zach! Good luck in the playoffs!
Zach Williams and the Joe T. Robinson Senator football team will be hosting Pottsville at home this Saturday night in the first round of the Arkansas 4A Playoffs. Good luck, Senators!