It is pretty easy to say that there is something at Lee's Summit (MO) West that the Missouri Tigers football program really likes…it's talent. The Tigers have already offered two prospects from the school in the 2014 class, and today extended a verbal offer to a talented member of the 2015 class.
ShowMeMizzou.com spoke with 2015 RB Ryan Williams 5'11" 180 4.4 forty 32" vertical, following his getting word that he had a verbal offer.
"I was sick today and home from school and I got a phone call from Coach Boehm telling me that Missouri would like to offer me," said Williams. " I was shocked! I attended junior day there last year and went to their camp where they should a lot of interest in me, and I have talked to Coach Hill and Coach Pinkel, so I knew they liked me from all that, but I think it's great. They liked my sophomore film and want me to be a Tiger."
Williams shared what he thinks of the Missouri program.
"I have been there like I said for junior day and I went to a few games this past year. Everyone down there is so cool and easy to talk to. It is a real family atmosphere and I know players who go to Mizzou. If I went there it would be just like being at Lee's Summit West. That's how it feels. Plus, they have offered my friend Monte and one of my offensive linemen. This offer means a lot. They were my first offer and it coming from and SEC school is big. I also like the way they use their running backs out of the spread. We'll see what happens,"he said.
Williams, who describes himself as a speed back, almost quit playing football when he arrived at LSW.
"Basketball was my sport in the 8th grade and I was going to quit football to focus on it, but the football coaches talked me out of it and so I decided to play. I am really glad I did now," said Williams with a laugh.
Ryan told me that he will be attending Kansas' junior day event this coming weekend and that he will also be attending Missouri's on March 2nd. He is also hearing from Arkansas and Kansas State as of late.
Ryan Williams is the second known in-state offer for 2015.