ASU makes first cut for Texas four-star RB

Four-star Texas running back Trayveon Williams is interested enough in the Arizona State program that it made his first cut list and he's now planning to make a visit to the school.

Saturday March 14, Trayveon Williams released his top 10 schools on his twitter page.

Arizona State was one of the schools that made the cut.

The C.E. King running back from Houston, Texas trimmed his list down to ASU, Houston, Missouri, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, SMU, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M and Texas Tech.

So far in his recruitment, Williams has been intrigued by how the Sun Devils might use him in their offense. His relationship with running backs coach Bo Graham has also kept him interested in ASU.

Since Williams is part of the 2016 signing class. By the fall of 2016, ASU playmaker D.J. Foster will have graduated and running backs Demario Richard and Kalen Ballage will already be juniors.

Coaches have told Williams he can help ASU restock the running back position.

“They haven’t went into depth yet but they said with the way they run the offense and the type of player I am, I could play real early and they said they’ll be hurting with running backs when I come in,” Williams said. “So, they said if I want to play early and play effectively and a lot then come there.”

Williams is a 5-foot-9, 180-pound back who rushed for 2,300 yards and 28 touchdowns in his junior season. He ranks at the No. 21 running back in the country according to Scout.com

After racking up the yards and lighting up the scoreboard, the Houston talent caught the attention of most the in-state schools.

Williams said he has already unofficially visited Texas, Texas A&M, TCU and Houston.

Now he turns his attention west. Williams said he wants to travel to Lubbock, Texas, to visit Texas Tech and Tempe, Ariz, to see ASU.. Williams said he is either going to make the trip to Arizona in March or April but hopes to travel their by the end of March.

On his trip to ASU he wants to get a sense of the program.

“(I’m looking for) a good environment,” Williams said. “That’s the main thing because I am going to be there for the next three or four or five, even five years. A good environment, good coaching staff, good facilities because that’s where I’m going to be at and training at. I want to just have a good feel for things.”

Williams competed in the Nike Opening regional combine in Dallas last weekend. Before he took part in the showcase, he said ASU coach Bo Graham wished him good luck.

Bo Graham is heading up Williams recruitment. Williams said he spoke with him last week as well as before The Opening regional.

“He’s a cool guy,” Williams said. “I respect him a lot. But, we talk about, you know, how I’ve been doing in my track meets and how things been going at my school and how he really likes my film and what type of a good guy his is.”

It is rumored that TCU is the early favorite for Williams’s bid. Williams admitted that he is very interested in the Horned Frogs program. At this stage he said he is giving every school in his top 10 a fair shot.

“I’ve been up there (TCU) a lot,” Williams said. “But, I’m pretty open with things right now. I’m just letting it play out. But, those top 10 schools, those are all considered my top schools so I’m focusing on those right now.”


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