The Dallas area prospect found his way onto Colorado’s radar this spring, bleep, bleep, and he said he camped with the Buffs at a satellite soiree earlier this summer. Reggie Williams, a young man of concise sentences, has drawn interest from Texas programs and the Jayhawks in the Big 12. He’s a three-sport athlete with quick feet on the track.
“Kansas, TCU and SMU,” Williams said of other programs showing interest, adding most colleges project him as a free safety.
“I like to hit,” the 5-foot-11, 180-pounder said on his playing style. Simple enough. “I run track and play basketball. I’m a sprinter 100, 4x100 and 4x200, 4x400 and 200. My score in the 100 is 11.05 [seconds].”
Williams had a strong 2015 season landing on that All-District list, quite the achievement for a sophomore. Grand Prairie struggled to a 2-8 record with a schedule that included stiff competition in the likes of DeSoto, Mansfield and Cedar Hill.
Colleges tell Williams “basically the same thing” … “they told me to come to their camp and campus to talk to them. They were saying they want me to come, but I don’t know yet,” he said.
“I went to Texas Tech one, I went to the Kansas one, the Colorado one and the TCU one. They say they like me,” Williams continued on summer camps that he attended.
Williams hopes to visit Colorado during his recruiting process, see the state’s beauty. He has a family connection to the Centennial State, that’s an auntie with an –ie. Keeping it Steven Keaton, Williams has Family Ties to the Arkansas Razorbacks.
“Yeah I have,” Williams said when asked if he’s ever been to Colorado. “My auntie she stays down there.”
“My dad, he plays ball and my little brother he plays, too. [My dad] played at Arkansas. His name is the same as mine, Reggie Williams.”
Williams said a Grand Prairie teammate, Demarcus Marshall, is getting looks from colleges. Marshall is a monster of a 2018 offensive lineman, listed at 6-foot-4, 330 pounds on his Hudl. Grand Prairie hopes to improve on the not-so-great record this fall. Williams is putting in offseason work and he plans to play both ways as a junior.
“Reading the play better, footwork. Basically just want to get better at everything, even the stuff I’m good at,” Williams said of what he's working on, game wise.
“I’ll play offense this year, I’ll play wide receiver,” he continued on the coming season.
You’ll have to forgive the confusion on the emoji use in the offer tweet Williams posted. It might also be a good idea to petition iOS and Android to create a serviceable buffalo emoji.