Eddie Williams, a 6-foot, 331-pound sophomore at Mount San Antonio College in California will visit the Colorado campus this weekend, where he will be reunited with former high school teammates Michael Sipili and Sione Tau.
The threesome played together at Damien Memorial High School in Honolulu. Williams was a non-qualifier and was forced to spend his first two years in college at the junior college level. He is scheduled to earn his associates degree in June. That combined with 48 transferrable credit hours would allow him to attend CU and join coach Dan Hawkins program this summer. He would have three years to play two.
Williams said he has talked with Sipili and Tau about Colorado and is looking forward to seeing the campus and the reviewing the program for himself."That could be one of the factors that like boosts Colorado," Williams said of his friendships with the current players.
Williams said he considers his strength to be run blocking because he is good at moving people and opening holes. That's no surprise considering his size. Williams said he would likely play guard for whichever school he chooses.
"I can't wait to come and see how the place is and see the tradition of football over there," Williams said. "It's still up in the air for me right now like what school I'm about to go to, but Colorado could be home for me, you know? That's why I kind of opened up.
Colorado offensive line coach Jeff Grimes began recruiting Williams in early December and visited him at his home in Hawaii earlier this month while he was home for the holidays. Williams said CU has offered him a scholarship.
Williams said besides his friendships with Sipili and Tau, another attraction to CU is the opportunity to play in the Big 12 Conference against some of the best programs in the nation.
"I just want to see what's up with the Big 12 and see how they do it with the big boys, playing Texas and Texas Tech and all of those schools," Williams said.