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Joe Adams

Central Arkansas Christian wideout Joe Adams (6-1, 170, 4.3) is getting recruited by the University of Arkansas and several other colleges and knows he will have Razorback commit and buddy Cruz Williams working on him to join him in Fayetteville. This story is free and sponsored by the Arkansas Toyota Dealers.

Now that his buddy Cruz Williams has committed to the University of Arkansas, Central Arkansas Christian wideout Joseph Adams knows it is coming.

"He's going to be after me 24-7 to go ahead and commit to Arkansas, too," Adams said of Williams. "He is going to be all over me all day every day."

The Razorbacks would certainly like to have both Adams (6-1, 180, 4.3) and Williams (6-4, 195, 4.4) – the Pulaski Academy wideout who committed to Arkansas on Friday – in the fold.

"I have told him and will continue to tell him that Arkansas boys need to stay home and play for Arkansas," Williams said. "I'll get him up there."

Razorback head football coach Houston Nutt and assistant Danny Nutt, who recruits Central Arkansas, came to see both Adams and Williams in early May.

"Arkansas came in to see me last week with both Coach Houston Nutt and Coach Danny Nutt," Adams said on Friday night. "I was happy to see them and they got to watch me go through some plays. I feel really good about Arkansas."

Also coming in to see Adams besides Arkansas have been Georgia, Michigan, USC, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State – all who are recruiting him along with Georgia and Clemson.

USC offered him on Monday.

There are some who have speculated that either Arkansas or Oklahoma are leading the chase, but Adams nixed that on Friday night after playing in the 17-and-under AAU Tournament at Shorter College.

"My decision is really wide open and I really don't have a leader," Adams said.

Adams, who has already visited Arkansas, Oklahoma, Auburn and Tulsa unofficially, has plans to be at an Arkansas' Seniors Only football camp on July 21 and plans to camp at Georgia as well.

"I am going to try and visit some schools this summer and have my decision made before the season starts," Adams said. "I am going to come to Arkansas' Senior Day Camp and going to go check out Clemson and Georgia as well."

Adams will certainly be busy with football in June as CAC is playing in 7-on-7 tournaments at Harding Academy (June 1-2), the Shootout of the South (June 15-16) and CAC's own event on June 30.

"It's going to be a busy summer," Adams said. "I just want to get better every day."

Williams says that most of the people around him have been very excited about him becoming a Razorback, but that a few have question why a receiver from a passing offense would go to a run-dominated one in college.

"Arkansas doesn't pass the ball as much as some teams, but they pass him enough and I am going to come up there and try to help them have big plays when they do pass," Williams said. "I am going to show out right."

Williams hopes to fill a void beginning in 2008 that will be left with current Razorback star wideout Marcus Monk moving on to the NFL.

"Marcus has been one of my heroes and guys that I look up to while growing up," Williams said. "I would love to come up there and be the guy that fills in for him."

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