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Former Missouri DE announces transfer to Arkansas
Missouri defensive lineman Tre Williams, left, reaches for Kentucky running back Asim Rose Jr., right, during the first half of game on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)
Former Missouri defensive end Tre Williams has announced plans to transfer to Arkansas after initially stating plans to transfer to Houston in January.
Williams, 6-5, 260 pounds, had 21 tackles, 3 tackles for loss, 2 sacks and 1 forced fumble at Missouri as a senior before saying he was heading to Houston as a graduate transfer. He re-entered the NCAA transfer portal in April.
He recorded 85 tackles, 15 tackles for loss and 8.5 sacks in four seasons for the Tigers.
As a redshirt junior, he had 24 tackles, 3 tackles for loss and 1 sack along with 5 quarterback hurries while starting eight of 11 games.
Williams started six of 12 games as a sophomore and had 20 tackles, 5 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, and 3 quarterback hurries.
After redshirting as a freshman, he played in 11 games the following season and had 20 tackles, 4 tackles for loss, 3 sacks and 5 quarterback hurries.
He signed with then-Missouri coach and current Arkansas defensive coordinator Barry Odom in 2016 out of Columbia (Mo.) Rock Bridge over schools such as Arizona State, Arkansas, Cal, Iowa State, Kansas, Kanas State, Nebraska, New Mexico, TCU and Tulsa. ESPN rated him a 3-star prospect and the No. 62 defensive end in the nation.
Williams is the second former Missouri defensive lineman to announce plans to transfer to Arkansas. Former Little Rock Parkview and Tigers defensive tackle Markell Utsey said April 25 he will play next season for the Razorbacks.
Former Illinois State defensive tackle John Ridgeway has also announced intentions to transfer to Arkansas.
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