Williams sold on Sun Devils

Arizona State is sitting on commitment No. 12 of the 2016 class Monday night following the decision of Kyle Williams, an athlete at Vista Murrieta.

Three-star athlete Kyle Williams did not want to be recruited anymore.

He knew where he wanted to go and made it known Monday.

Williams, a 6-foot-0, 180 pound senior at Vista Murrieta High School in Murrieta, Calif., committed to Arizona State on Monday evening.

“I knew I wanted to go (to ASU),” Williams said. “I was done with the recruiting process and I was just ready commit, make my commitment to ASU.”

Williams plays quarterback primarily at Murrieta but projects as an athlete who may wind up on either side of the ball in college.

Williams is commitment No. 12 currently on ASU's board. He is the second quarterback in three years at Vista Murrieta to pledge the Sun Devils, joining Coltin Gerhart. Neither player projects to the position in college, with Gerhart already switching to defense in Tempe.

He is listed as a wide receiver recruit on Scout.com and is ranked as the No. 18 wide receiver in California and the No. 23 receiver in the West region.

Arizona, Boise State, Cal, Colorado and Washington State had also reportedly offered Williams a scholarship. He visited ASU earlier this year unofficially.

Williams said his final decision came down to ASU, UA and Oklahoma. Williams’s interest in Arizona State grew after he took an unofficial visit to campus in the spring.

“I just liked Tempe and I just liked the environment around there,” Williams said. “Everyone was being so friendly. It was nice there. The campus was beautiful. It’s just everything about it, I loved it.”

Now, he has decided to live in Tempe full time starting next year. Williams said he took the summer to think over his options and realized he liked ASU most.

ASU offensive coordinator Mike Norvell has been the point man in the recruitment and one of the reasons Williams choose to play with the Sun Devils.

“He’s just a great guy,” Williams said. “I visited there and he was just so welcoming…Coach Norvell, he came to my school...I just really enjoyed (getting to know) him.”

Since Williams is an athlete recruit, the question surrounding his commitment is where he will play at ASU.

Williams said coaches have talked to him about playing slot receiver and trying out on the defense. According to Williams, he does have a preference on where he might play.

“I’m better with the ball in my hands so that’s probably where they want me at,” Williams said.

Williams said he and his family will make a trip to Tempe this fall to watch a game.

Williams said he has already racked up enough college credits to enter ASU as a sophomore academically. Williams is interested in studying engineering related to the medical field and earning a minor in business.


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