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4-star defensive end finds Pittman 'real'

By: Richard Davenport Richard Davenport's Twitter account
Published: Friday, April 22, 2022
Four-star defensive end Williams Nwaneri
Four-star defensive end Williams Nwaneri

Consensus 4-star sophomore defensive end Williams Nwaneri’s meeting with Razorbacks coach Sam Pittman highlighted his visit to Arkansas on Thursday. 

Nwaneri, 6-5, 250 pounds, of Lee’s Summit, (Mo.) North, visited the Razorbacks with his teammate and freshman receiver Isaiah Mozee. 

“I had a great time on my visit,” Nwaneri said. “The coaching staff was great and I enjoyed touring the facilities.”

He has offers from Arkansas, Michigan, Oregon, Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota and other programs. He recorded 43 tackles, 5 sacks, 2 tackles for loss, 11 quarterback hurries and 1 pass deflection last year. 

Nwaneri and Mozee, who has more than 10 offers, including one from Arkansas, spent time in Pittman’s office, which impressed both. 

“(What stood out was) definitely the talk me and Isaiah had with Coach Pittman in his office,” said Nwaneri, who plans to attend a Razorbacks game in the fall. “What he was saying felt real and not like he was just trying to sell us something.” 

He also enjoyed his time with defensive coordinator Barry Odom. 

“He seemed real and was straightforward,” Nwaneri said. 

Nwaneri found the day very productive overall.

“It gave me a feeling for what it would be like to maybe someday be a Razorback, especially with watching practice and seeing how the staff coaches," he said.


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