As we all know, Alex Collins IS coming to the University of Arkansas(Dear God, please don't make me change that sentence). Every Arkansas fan is pumped about the decision. Even a couple of former hogs have reached out to him on twitter(See Ronnie Brewer and Felix Jones). Everyone is about ready to crown him the Big Man on Campus, but we're all forgetting about the guy that will be in front of him at RB.
Please welcome one Jonathan Williams, currently the starting RB for the razorbacks. Williams finished 3rd on the team in rushing last season as a true freshman(behind Knile Davis and Dennis Johnson) and had his "break-out game" against Kentucky, when he caught two long TD's on the same Ronnie-Wingo-wheel-route play. Williams showed flashes of an All-SEC type running back this season. He has decent hands, above-average speed, and he can definitely shake his way around defenders.
Williams was a tad bit frustrated on twitter, when a hog fan predicted a couple statistics for the 2013-14 season. This fan said Collins would have somewhere around 1200 yards and 10+ TD's and Williams would have about 700 yards. J-Will then asked for this guy to stop tweeting him. I say that to make this point... In no way should J-Will be frowned upon for being frustrated here. He has earned his stripes this past season. He battled it out in the trenches against SEC talent. He finished with over 400 All-purpose yards. Not bad by any stretch, So why is all this suddenly being forgotten about????
Yes. Alex Collins will be a good SEC player in the future. He is a person with amazing character and talent. In no way am I bashing him or the talent that he has. The point that I'm making is that Jonathan Williams is our starting Running Back for the 2013-14 season(and has a good chance to be the starter in the years after that). So, yes, show Alex Collins some razorback love. But, DO NOT name him the starting running back over a young man who has already proven his talent in the toughest conference in football. Alex Collins will have his chance to prove himself worthy of being an SEC starter. But, until that happens, I will forever believe that Jonathan Williams is the best running back, and one of the top 10 players, on the team.