And Wright was a big part of that decision.
"Mike fell in love with the guy," Southeast Pump ‘N' Run coach Mark Komara said. "That was a big plus for Texas. Todd told him, ‘I can have you built up so quick.'"
Which is why Williams – already something of a specimen – is seeing Burnt Orange. Wright, of course, isn't the only reason, though.
"I love the school and the surroundings," Williams said. "I just love Texas."
"Texas can prepare my body for the next level," he added. "They work you hard, and I want to have my body in top shape."
Williams is the fifth and final piece of what Komara believes is a "Fab 5 type of class."
And Komara's kid is a big reason for those kinds of lofty expectations.
"You can come in with those five guys and have a shot right away," the coach said.
A shot at …
"The national championship," Williams said with a smile. "Nothing less."
Especially if Todd Wright has a say in the matter – which he clearly already does.