FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS – FEBRUARY 19: Jaylin Williams #10 of the Arkansas Basketball team celebrates with the student section after a game against the Tennessee Volunteers at Bud Walton Arena on February 19, 2022 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The Razorbacks defeated the Volunteers 58-48. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
Jaylin Williams, a sophomore on the Arkansas Basketball team, has just been named one of the fastest-growing college basketball stars on social media.
The Fort Smith, Ark. native has been growing his Twitter account and TikTok accounts faster than just about anyone this season, according to Contact College Athletes.
It’s no surprise that Williams is seeing such growth on his social media accounts because his on-court game has been flourishing as well.
Williams is a big reason why the Arkansas Razorbacks are ranked No. 14 with a record of 24-6 and a dark horse pick to make a deep run in the upcoming Men’s March Madness tournament.
Arkansas Basketball player Jaylin Williams a rising star on TikTok and Twitter
Contact College Athletes, a company that tracks social media following for high school and college athletes, has named the Razorback has someone who has seen dramatic growth in his follower counts.
On TikTok, the company lists Williams as having the thirteenth-most popular account in the country among men’s college basketball players. Among SEC players, he has the most popular account.
He currently boasts 33.6K followers and has amassed 634.4k likes on his account, “thejaylinwilliams.”
On Twitter, the company lists Jaylin Williams as having seen a huge boost in follower count. The company measured growth in follower count from Dec. 15, 2021 to Feb. 28, 2022 and saw that Williams had the eighth-fastest growing account.
His Twitter page saw an increase in 4,600 followers during the 10-week period. His account, “Jay_MWilliams_” currently boasts 17.2K followers.
For comparative purposes, the fastest growing account saw an increase of 13,597 in the same period. That account belongs to Kentucky’s Oscar Tshiebwe, who’s in a neck-and-neck battle with Arkansas’ JD Notae for SEC Player of the Year.