comscore script

Q&A with a Razorback: Terrell Williams

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Q&A with a Razorback: Terrell Williams

By Shaye BurkeArkansas Media RelationsTerrell Williams is one of the Razorbacks top recruits at linebacker. He was recruited by 20 different programs across the national and after narrowing his decisions down, he knew that Arkansas was where he was meant to be. As a senior, Williams attended Union High School in Tulsa, Okla., where he led his team to the 6A state title with 105 tackles and seven sacks. He was ranked the No. 62 best athlete in the nation and the No. 18 best recruit in the state. Williams intends to do the same for the Razorbacks and lead his team to a sustained winning streak over the next few years.MR: Being a native Oklahoman, filled with a bunch of Big 12 fans, and being recruited from many great athletic programs, what made you choose Arkansas?TW: It just felt like a good fit. I am not too far from Tulsa, so if I wanted to, I could go back and visit my friends. I really just like Fayetteville, and the coaching staff. I also knew I had a chance to come in and play and contribute to the team, which made Arkansas my main deciding factor.MR: Well I do believe you definitely chose a great school, considering the fact the Southeastern Conference is one of the best Conference’s you can play in. Now, I know you are a freshman and got to experience your first college game day. What would you say your favorite part about that was?TW: Pretty much everything since I am new and a freshman this year. Just everything as a whole is exciting to me. Being able to play against all of these great teams and go to war is one of the best parts! It is way different then high school football, and I enjoy the college challenge. MR: Well as you just mentioned college being way different than high school, can you explain the differences between the two?TW: College football is a lot more business like. In high school we would get together and play Xbox right before the game. It’s just on more of a professional level and everyone is more serious.MR: How about the comparison against the size of the players?TW: The players are all big and intimidating like D.J. Williams. Another thing is the players you are up against are more aggressive and their pace is a lot quicker than what I was use to.MR: So, when it came to your first game and knowing what you were up against, how did you feel at that moment?TW: I had pre-game jitters. It was extremely exciting being my first game ever and I had been dreaming about this for a long time, so it was just fun to go out there and play.MR: With jitters and excitement rushing through your head, how did you prepare yourself for what was really getting ready to come your way?TW: My main goal was to stay positive and pre meditate on the game plan, and most importantly make sure that I did all of my assignments.MR: It seems to me that you were doing great on the field, and that really helped you out. What would you say stuck out to you the most when playing the game?TW: I noticed we really do have great fans. Everyone supports the program, making it the biggest program in the state, and the fans mean a lot to the team.MR: I couldn’t agree with you more. Our fans are extremely loyal. They are dedicated to the teams as much as you are dedicated to football. However, when you are not dedicating your time to football or school, what are you doing?TW: I’m usually with my roommates Ronnie Wingo Jr., Cobi Hamilton and Darius Winston. We usually just play video games like [NBA] 2K10 and college football and chill around the room. MR: The usual hang out routine I see. Other than that, would you say you feel like a different person being at the college level now?TW: Yes, it is definitely different. Now that I am away from home, I need to focus on becoming more of a man and growing up. I have to be a lot more responsible, and most importantly, being able to manage my time. MR: That is something most college students experience their first year. However, the coolest part about your first year was that you got to experience some major college stadiums. Which would you say is the coolest or most intimidating stadium you have encountered so far this year?TW: I would have to say the coolest stadium is our stadium, because it is extremely unique and it gets extremely loud here.



Sports Category : Football