Williams' Recruitment Takes Shape

Shawn Williams is the top wing target for a handful of schools, and he's starting to feel the love especially from one of the in-state schools. We caught up with his dad to get the latest.

Shawn Williams will have plenty of options when it's time to make a college decision. Although the Duncanville (Tex.) High standout is just a junior, he's starting to look at the recruiting process and narrow things down.

According to Williams' father, Shawn Williams Sr., his son has picked up scholarship offers from, and has mutual interest in Texas, Arkansas, Indiana, Louisville, Kentucky and Baylor. North Carolina is showing some interest as well.

"Right now we are just evaluating teams on how they are playing and what type of style they play," Williams Sr. said. "[We're also looking at] who all those teams have coming in, in the 08 and 09 class and compare that with what they already have."

With a bunch of school on his list, Williams is hoping to see majority of them play during the season. He's already seen Texas and is planning to watch a game at Indiana. He will also be present for Arkansas/Texas and Arkansas/Baylor games.

Of the schools on his list, Louisville is the only one that hasn't been to Duncanville recently, however, Williams said the Cardinals are expected to see him play at the Beach Ball Classic in Myrtle Beach.

The 6-foot-6, 185-pound wing is clearly a hot commodity, as he's getting attention from a handful of the best programs in the country. Thus far, one of the in-state schools is doing the best job.

"Of all of the schools that have offered, Texas is really making a big push," Williams Sr said. "They are doing a real good job of recruiting and their system fits how he plays."

"I think all of them are doing a great job of recruiting him, but Texas is really coming on pretty strong."

When decision time comes, the Williams' have a bunch of things they'll take into consideration. Among the highest priorities is playing time according to the elder Williams.

"I'm just trying to get him in a situation where playing time his freshman year will be there and he'll have an opportunity to play and a lot of those schools can present that opportunity."

"I think he's starting to really look and really narrow some of this stuff done," William Sr. said.

While recruiting is important, so is his current high school season. Thus far Duncanville is undefeated and Williams is among their leading scorers.

"He's playing good," Williams Sr. said. "He could always play better, but he's averaging about 19 points and about 12 rebounds. They are still undefeated and that's his main focus during school ball, his main thing is winning."

This is a big week for Duncanville, as they'll take on Oak Hill on Wednesday. Following their match up with the Warriors, they'll head off to the Beach Ball Classic, which is loaded with quality teams.

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