Texas Lineman has Cats in top Four

The first priority when rebuilding a major college football program is rebuilding the depth in the trenches. The past five years of Arizona Football have had many glaring weaknesses with the most glaring being poor offensive line play. The 2004 season, the first season for Head Coach Mike Stoops, saw improvement along the line but the unit still has a ways to go to get where they need to be.

That is where recruiting comes in. The 2005 signing class saw Arizona nab some of the country's best offensive line talent. Even though the future looks very bright for the offensive line at Arizona, the Cat coaches will likely add three or four more offensive line prospects to the class of 2006 and one of the best on the board is Longview, Texas standout Trent Williams.

The early recruiting returns for Williams have him holding three offers, with one more on the way, and he is hearing from loads of other schools.

"It is going good for me right now," said the 6-foot-4 inch, 300 pound tackle. "I have three offers from Arizona, Mississippi State and LSU so far and I guess the U of H (University of Houston) is going to offer me too."

Some of the other schools he is hearing from include Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, Nebraska, TCU, SMU and Texas Tech among others.

"Right now I would say that LSU, Arizona, Oklahoma State, Iowa, (Texas) Tech and (Texas) A&M are all recruiting me the hardest," said Williams. "Those are the schools that send me the most stuff I guess. I get some hand written letters in there but mostly it is just information about the schools so far."

In regards to Arizona, Williams said that he likes the Wildcats a lot and that he caught up with Arizona Offensive Line coach Eric Wolford last week and they had a good talk.

"I called Coach Wolford a few days ago and we talked for about an hour I guess," said Williams. "He is a really nice guy and a good coach. I like him a lot. He also talked to my mom for a while and she got a good impression of him also. I am going to try and get out there this summer to see the school. I don't know if I can get to their camp but I am going to try. Coach Wolford was telling me about the school and about the weather they have out there and it all seems real nice."

As far as favorites go, Williams says that he has narrowed his list of schools to four, at least preliminarily.

"Right now I would say that I like Arizona, LSU, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State the most right now," Williams said. "Right now those just stick out for me. Arizona and LSU have offered and Oklahoma State sends me a lot of stuff and Oklahoma sends me some information."

With the Arizona coaching staff still trying to find the right kids to offer, it says something about Williams' talent that he has the offers he does this early. He is definitely one to watch for the 2006 class.


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