#23 Maleek Williams

RB | R-Fr | 5-11 | 223 | Punta Gorda, Fla. | Charlotte HS

2017 (FRESHMAN): Redshirted during initial year with the program.

HIGH SCHOOL: Enrolled in January 2017 and participated in spring practice … Rated a four-star prospect and the No. 33 running back in the class of 2017 by ESPN with a scout grade of 80 … ESPN also tabbed him as the No. 57 player in the state of Florida … Ranked the No. 14 running back in Florida by Scout … Graded out as the No. 47 running back in the class in the 247Sports composite ranking … Coached by Binky Waldrop …Finished his career with 38 rushing touchdowns and eight 100-yard games … Named the Suncoast Sports All-Area Player of the Year as a senior in 2016 … Also named to the FACA All-District 18 Class 7A team … Rushed for an area-leading 1,294 yards with 24 touchdowns en route to leading Charlotte High School to their first state semifinal appearance since 2002 … Topped the 100-yard mark on the ground five times with seven multi-touchdown performances … As a junior, he rushed for 664 yards and 12 touchdowns behind Elijah Mack who is currently at South Florida … Also ran track and clocked the fastest times in the state in both the 100m (10.85) and 200m (22.39) events as a freshman … Chose Arkansas over Tennessee, Oregon, Kentucky, North Carolina, Colorado, Illinois, South Florida, Minnesota, Purdue and others.

PERSONAL: Born on November 3, 1998 … Son of Michelle Stanford and Cosmo Williams … Has a younger brother, Chad … Undecided on a major.