After the unfortunate injury-forced retirement by RB Rawleigh Williams III this spring, the Arkansas Razorbacks had a hole to fill at the running back position.

Sophomore Devwah Whaley will take over the starting job, but the backup position is up for grabs. Fortunately for the Hogs, graduate transfer David Williams, who played last year for the South Carolina Gamecocks, looks ready to step in and make an impact.

Offensive coordinator Dan Enos told that he has liked what he’s seen from Williams so far this offseason and is happy to have him on board:

“He’s earned the respect of guys very quickly by I think by keeping his mouth shut and listening and learning and then going out on the field and showing those guys he knows what to do, A,” Enos said. “B, he’s going to play with great effort.”

QB Austin Allen also can’t wait to see what Williams can do, saying the former Gamecock has been a great locker room presence, too:

“Just the way he gelled with the guys,” Allen said. “He didn’t come in big-headed or anything like that. He’s a down-to-earth guy where he’s a guy you wanna go hang out with and be around him.”

As a junior in 2016, Williams ran for 239 yards and three scores while appearing in nine games for South Carolina. He hopes to achieve more as Whaley’s backup this fall.