Jalen Williams - Football - Arkansas Razorbacks

#97 Jalen Williams

DL | Jr | 6-3 | 305 | Tylertown, Miss. | Tylertown HS / Jones College

PRIOR TO ARKANSAS: Played two seasons of JUCO ball at Jones College in Mississippi … Rated a three-star junior college prospect by both 247Sports and ESPN … Rated the No. 1 junior college defensive tackle in the country by ESPN and the No. 6 junior college player overall … Started all five games for Jones College in the shortened 2020 seasons … Earned Second Team All-MACCC honors twice and Academic All-MACCC honors and JCGridiron.com DT Watch List recognition as a sophomore … Finished fifth on the team with 30 tackles, while added 2.5 tackles for loss and 1.0 sack … Set a career-high with 11 tackles against Pearl River CC … As a freshman in 2019, played in all 10 games and earned six starts … Made 28 tackles, 4.0 tackles for loss, 1.0 sack and two quarterback hurries … Made a season-high eight stops at Southwest Mississippi CC.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played on the defensive and offensive lines for head coach Osborn Holmes at Tylertown HS … As a senior, made 111 tackles, 20.0 tackles for loss and registerd 13 quarterback hurries … As a junior made 102 tackles … Named all-district three times … Dad, Jason Holmes, played basketball at Ole Miss … CHOSE ARKANSAS OVER: Missouri, Auburn, Baylor, Duke and others.