Williams getting close

Four-star quarterback Troy Williams is set to visit Washington this weekend. Will a visit come soon after? Where does Arizona stand? Does Anu Solomon's decision effect him? Read on for those answers and more.

The Arizona Wildcats have gone after a few top recruits so far this offseason, showing that they aren't afraid to battle with top tier programs.

One recruit that has received a lot of attention from the Wildcat coaches is Nathaniel Narbonne (Calif.) quarterback Troy Williams.

The 2013 prospect has over a dozen offers, including one from the Wildcats. Arizona has worked hard enough to make it into Williams' top five, which also includes Washington, UCLA, Arizona State, and Florida. The 6-foot-2, 190-pound junior has already visited Arizona, Arizona State, and UCLA. He will visit Washington starting on May 31.

"I'm going up there next Thursday," Williams said. "I'm going to go up there and see the campus, look at the academics, meet the coaches and see how it feels. I'll probably make my decision after I visit Washington."

It looks like the sweepstakes for Troy Williams will be coming to an end in the next few weeks and Arizona has put itself in good position. Williams visited Tucson earlier in the spring and came away impressed with the coaches and the scenery.

"Tucson has a great atmosphere," he said. "It's a college town and everybody is cool. Everybody is friendly. The coaches are great.

"The atmosphere at practice is great. There's a nice tempo and everyone just loves football out there."

The Wildcat coaches are making sure that Williams know exactly what his role will be when he steps on campus, which will be competing for the starting job.

"I've talked to Coach Tony Dews, Coach Rod, and some other offensive coaches," Williams said. "They tell me how much they love me and that there's a big opportunity to go there, especially since Matt Scott after this year. It'll be wide open."

Even with the addition of quarterbacks in the 2012 class and the new commitment of 2013 quarterback Anu Solomon, Williams has stayed confident in his ability to come to campus and make an immediate impact.

"It doesn't affect me at all," he said. "There's going to be competition every where."

He even had some words of praise for the Arizona commit and said that it would be fun to compete against him in practice.

"We've been to a few of the same camps," he said. "He seems like a really cool guy."

Williams will decide where he is going to college in a few weeks, but still plans on participating in a few camps and 7-on-7 tournaments this summer. He is trying to improve on little things, such as dropping back from the line.

"I'm working on my drops from under center," Williams said. "I'm also working on my footwork and my reads down field. I just want to be as ready as I can when I get to college."


Wildcat Authority Top Stories