Williams taking his time

New Orleans athlete Keyan Williams has a scholarship offer from Arizona. Read on to find out about his thoughts on Arizona, his recent visit, and more.

Over the last few months, New Orleans Clovis West athlete Keyan Williams has been working out with his team and preparing for his final high school season.

"My summer has been going pretty good," Williams said. "I have just been relaxing a little bit and getting ready for the season. It has been a fun summer."

The receiver made a trip to Tucson recently to visit the Arizona campus.

"I took an unofficial to Arizona a few weeks ago," he said. "I wanted to make it for the red carpet event, but it just didn't work out for me."

While Williams was on campus, he got a chance to see the Lowell-Stevens Football Facility as it was being finished and was impressed with what he got to see.

"When I was down there, I got to see the facility and it was just about done at the time," Williams said. "I was really impressed with the weight room and the field.

"The machinery in the weight room was top notch. The weight room coach was really cool and he seemed really genuine about helping guys get stronger."

The 5-foot-10 athlete was also pleased with the community support for the Wildcats around the city.

"I liked how the people around the school acted, too," he said. "It wasn't just the coaches or anything. The people around the city were all wearing Arizona shirts and everyone was really friendly."

The recruit speaks with the coaches as much as he can, though it is not always about football.

"I talk to the coaches a couple times a week," Williams said. "I call them or talk to them online when it is allowed.

"I talk to the offensive coordinator most. We talk about different things. Obviously, he tries to get me to come to Arizona, but he also talks to me about life and my competitiveness, and other things."

Williams is down to three schools, but doesn't have a favorite at the moment.

"I like Arizona, Colorado State, and Missouri," he said. "I like those schools and there are some others, but no one else is really recruiting me like those schools are. They are the ones who have been consistent with me."

It is possible that the receiver makes an early decision, but as of now, he plans on taking some official visits.

"I haven't decided anything yet," Williams said about making his decision. "That is something I have to sit down and talk to my dad about. I could make a decision or I can wait.

"I plan on making some official visits during the season. I would like to go and see a few games if I can."

In the next few weeks, Williams will start training camp for his high school. During the year, he is going to have fun, but stay focused on getting better.

"I am looking forward to having fun this season and getting better," he said. "I want to get my body and skills to a point so that when I do get to college, I will be ready to compete and contribute early on."

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