Korey Williams, a linebacker from Edna Karr Magnet School, continues to see lots of recruiting attention. Since his first written offer (the only type he counts) came in from Baylor, Korey has received offers from Nebraska, Mississippi, Duke, Clemson, and the University of Connecticut.
In addition to those 3 offers, Korey has seen attention from LSU, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and UCLA. So is he thinking about Baylor? "I'm definitely considering Baylor," Williams told BearsIllustrated.com. "Coach Lancaster is cool, he's real cool."
Williams was one of the many student-athletes out of Louisiana that ended up playing football in Texas last year, and that has him thinking the state might be the place for him to play his college ball too. But location is not the most important factor in his decision. According to Williams, the decision makers for him include "the education, the coaching staff, and really if I just like the feel of being there."
Williams considers himself a true middle inside linebacker, and commented his favorite NFL player is Ray Lewis of the Baltimore Ravens. But he humbly added, "I'm nowhere close to trying to compare my game to an NFL linebacker." Williams concluded the best part of his game is quite simply his aggressiveness and that he excels as a run stopper.
Justin Johnson, a 6'2" 210 pound quarterback/safety prospect out of Berkner high school, last week told BearsIllustrated.com that his offer list included Baylor, Wake Forest, Houston, UNLV, and Mississippi State. Baylor fans are of course familiar with Berkner, including a few guys of recent years that Johnson says he's "real good friends with," Calvin Rubles and Trey Bryant.
Johnson admits that he "has not necessarily nailed things down yet," but that he likes what he sees so far from Baylor. "I have been up there and visited, and I'll probably take another visit. Baylor has good facilities, and I like their coaches." Coach Lancaster is recruiting him and seems to be making an impression, "He's a good coach. I like Coach Lancaster."
Johnson plays quarterback for his Berkner team, where he scored a total of 27 touchdowns last year. But in college, he commented "wherever I can produce the best and perform the best, that's where I want to play."
Johnson describes the best part of his game as his will to win. He added "the very moment I step on the field, I play hard every second." Even so, he realizes there will be an adjustment to college football, saying that "getting used to everything being faster, getting used to the speed of the game" will be the biggest adjustment.
BearsIllustrated.com will keep you updated on these prospects and others as the commitments, which now number 6, continue to roll in.
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