FAYETTEVILLE — If Terrell Williams didn’t catch your eye in the Arkansas Razorbacks last scrimmage, he may have caught your ear.
Two of the most explosive hits of the day were delivered by the 6-3, 237-pound sophomore from Tulsa. Williams is settling in at middle linebacker, which is helping provide the answer for the Hogs’ biggest question going into spring.
“He’s very capable of being a physical player,” Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino said following last Friday’s scrimmage. “I think he has really matured in spring ball. I think we have got him in the right position and he had some guys out there helping him get lined up and what to do. That’s good because he can just relax and run to the ball and make contact.”
Williams is battling senior Jermaine Love for the middle linebacker spot. Regardless of which player latches on to the starting role this spring, the battle will be waged again preseason drills come August.
The more competitive the battle is the better the situation it is for Willy Robinson’s Razorbacks defense. As brutal as the battles are in the SEC, the Hogs could use more than one headhunter in the middle.