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Intense power forward looking to visit Hogs
LAS VEGAS It appears Arkansas will get a visit from a highly touted and intense big man in the near future.
Power forward Dericko Williams, 6-8, 215, of Kinston, N.C., has 14 offers from schools such as Arkansas, South Carolina, Nebraska, Tennessee, Oklahoma State, Louisville, Wake Forest and others.
He and assistant coach Scotty Thurman have been talking for awhile.
“It’s real strong-based,” Williams said. “He just hit my line recently. We talk on a daily basis. When we can, he calls me, and I call him.”
Williams, who’s playing for CP3 of North Carolina in Las Vegas, is a two-sport star in high school with football being his other sport of choice.
“They’re very interested in me,” Williams said of Arkansas. “They want me to come on an official visit sometime this school year. I think sometime in August or something like that.”
He also has high interest in the Razorbacks.
“Got like about a ... great chance in going there,” he said. “I like the school, I like the program.”
Williams is passionate about the game and plays with a lot toughness and intensity.
“I don’t know how to explain it. It’s my personality, and it translates to the court and on the field,” Williams said. ”It just translates to my game.”
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