Recent Best-Case Scenario for Hogs’ High 3-Star Commit Comes from Sooners

Kamare Williams, Arkansas football, Florida recruiting
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It took about a month, but Arkansas football added another piece to its 2025 recruiting class Tuesday evening when Kamare Williams went public with his commitment.

A wide receiver out of Palm Beach Central High in Wellington, Fla., Williams chose the Razorbacks from a final seven that also included Florida, Florida State, Indiana, Louisville, Ole Miss and Pitt. He is the sixth member of Arkansas’ 2025 class and first to hop on board since defensive back Taijh Overton on April 25.

Although he’s a consensus three-star recruit, the 6-foot-4, 180-pounder is a borderline four-star recruit on all of the major recruiting services.

Williams has an 0.8853 rating in the 247Sports Composite, which is just below the four-star threshold of 0.8900. It’s a similar story on Rivals (5.7), ESPN (79) and On3 (88), all of whom have him just outside of the four-star range.

That’s why, in addition to his aforementioned finalists, Williams was also offered by the likes of Auburn, LSU, Texas A&M, Oregon, Michigan, Penn State and several others.

Coming off a down year of traditional recruiting in 2024, when it ranked 15th out of 16 SEC teams, Arkansas currently sits at No. 12 and No. 14 in the conference for 2025, according to Rivals and 247Sports, respectively.

Sooners Provide Best-Case Scenario for Kamare Williams

Not only was its 2024 class not ranked highly overall, but Arkansas also didn’t bring in an awe-inspiring group of wide receivers.

The Razorbacks saw a pair of four-star commits end up elsewhere in the SEC and replaced them with a pair of two-star recruits who they flipped from Louisiana-Lafayette and Army. They also signed two transfers, with one flipping from Charlotte, to go along with in-state product CJ Brown.

Time will tell if any of those players will outperform their ranking, but the hit-rate on prospects like that is relatively low.

Even though he’s “only” a three-star recruit, Kamare Williams is a solid start to the 2025 class from a wide receiver perspective. As mentioned above, he’s a borderline four-star and had an impressive offer sheet.

It also helps that he comes from the talent-rich state of Florida, which regularly produces hundreds of Power Four-level recruits. Even high three-star recruits from the Sunshine State can turn into star players.

Just a few years ago, Danny Stutsman had an 0.8900 three-star rating in the 247Sports Composite when he signed with Oklahoma. Despite being the 61st-best prospect from Florida in 2021, he evolved into a second-team All-American linebacker for the Sooners this past season.

Williams is actually ranked one spot higher than that in the state, currently sitting at No. 60. In the 2023 class, the player ranked 60th in Florida was Creed Whittemore, a wide receiver who actually started a couple of games at Mississippi State and caught 11 passes for 102 yards and two touchdowns as a true freshman this past season.

There have certainly been a few busts ranked in that range in recent years, but several of those players have been contributors at the Power Four level.

Recent Arkansas Football Players from Florida

Texas has traditionally been the most important state in Arkansas’ recruiting efforts outside of the Natural State, but Florida has produced several Razorbacks over the years.

It was a significant source of players during the Bret Bielema era, with players like Alex Collins and Denver Kirkland playing key roles on his most successful teams.

Since Bielema was fired, though, Arkansas hasn’t recruited many players from Florida. In fact, not including the pair of IMG Academy players Chad Morris signed, the Razorbacks have landed only three players from the Sunshine State.

Most notably, Rocket Sanders turned in one of the best single-season performances by a running back in Arkansas football history in 2022. He was just the No. 37 overall recruit from Florida in the 2021 class.

A couple of years later, the Razorbacks signed another promising running back from Florida in Isaiah Augustave. He was ranked 64th in the 2023 class, which is four spots behind where Kamare Williams is currently ranked in 2025.

Here’s a look at the last five players Arkansas has signed from Florida, all of whom eventually transferred out:

  • RB Isaiah Augustave — 2023 — 0.8989, No. 64 in Florida
  • RB Rocket Sanders — 2021 — 0.9069, No. 37 in Florida
  • DE Eric Thomas — 2020 — 0.8533, No. 146 in Florida
  • CB Jarques McClellion — 2017 — 0.8522, No. 115 in Florida
  • RB Maleek Williams — 2017 — 0.8547, No. 104 in Florida


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