Arkansas Offers Marshall’s Savion Williams
Just hours before his team takes on arch-rival Longview, Marshall 2020 wide receiver Savion Williams reported his first offer from a Power 5 conference program.
Williams (6-5, 170) announced via Twitter that Arkansas offered Friday afternoon.
The Mavs' receiver also holds FBS offers from Bowling Green, Southern Miss, and Texas State.
In last week's season opener, Williams caught just two passes but both went for 27-yard touchdowns as Marshall earned a 42-29 victory of Tyler Lee.
Williams is part of a trio of Marshall receivers, who hold FBS offers. Seniors Tahj Washington and De'Kendrick Bender are also Division I targets. Marshall 2020 QB JJ Green and 2019 OL Christian Hood have also received D-I offers.
Chad Morris, an East Texas native and former SMU coach, is in his first season at the helm in Arkansas. He brought with him an assistant coach that also has ties to East Texas in Jeff Traylor, who won three state championships as head coach at Gilmer from 2000-14.
Arkansas won its season opener, 55-20, over Eastern Illinois last weekend. The Razorbacks play at Colorado State on Saturday.
Williams, like all juniors, is first eligible to sign with any program that offers him in December of 2019.
2020 East Texas Football Players With Division I FBS Offers
- Ty'kieast Crawford, Carthage, OL, 6-5, 310 -- committed to Baylor (1)
- Kelvontay Dixon, Carthage, ATH, 5-11, 160 — offers from Arkansas, Baylor, Colorado, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas (6)
- Sawyer Goram-Welch, Longview, DL, 6-4, 260 -- offer from Louisiana Tech (1)
- JJ Green, Marshall, QB, 6-2, 165 -- offer from Nebraska, Ole Miss, Texas State (3)
- Tyrese Grant, Daingerfield, WR, 6-0, 160 -- offers from Colorado State, Hawaii (2)
- Khalan Griffin, John Tyler, QB/ATH, 5-11, 180 — offer from Texas State (1)
- Herbert Gums, Diboll, RB/LB, 6-1, 243 -- offers from Arkansas, Houston (2)
- Garrett Hayes, Athens, OL, 6-5, 275 -- offers from Arkansas, Baylor, Oklahoma, TCU, Tennessee (5))
- Allen Horace, Crockett, DE, 6-5, 218 -- offers from Arkansas, Baylor, Oklahoma State (3)
- Tren Jones, Arp, DB, 6-0, 170 — offer from Baylor (1)
- Devon King, Gilmer, OL, 6-3, 320 -- offer from Texas State (1)
- Haynes King, Longview, QB, 6-2, 170 -- offers from Arkansas, Auburn, Houston, Louisiana Tech, Louisiana-Monroe, Southern Miss, Texas State (7)
- Jamal Ligon, Tyler Lee, DE, 6-2, 240 -- offer from Texas State (1)
- Ja’Lynn Polk, Lufkin, WR, 6-2, 170 — offers from Arkansas, Illinois (2)
- JJ Sparkman, Pine Tree, WR, 6-4, 185 -- offers from Arkansas, Arkansas State, Iowa State, Southern Miss (4)
- James Sylvester, Newton, DE, 6-4, 215 — offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Baylor, Georgia, Missouri, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, SMU, TCU, Texas A&M (10)
- Jerrin Thompson, Lufkin, S, 6-0, 170 -- offers from Arkansas, Baylor, Oklahoma, SMU, South Florida, Vanderbilt (6)
- Savion Williams, Marshall, WR, 6-5, 170 -- offers from Arkansas, Bowling Green, Southern Miss, Texas State (4)