Davion Williams finished basketball season and began working on his football technique. As a first-year football player, Williams is seeing the fruits of his labor. One month ago, he had zero offers from Power 5 schools. Then Iowa started off a rush which has included Iowa State, Illinois, Indiana, Purdue and Syracuse.
"It has been amazing," he said. "I feel like my work ethic has gone up and sometimes I have to chill out because I work out morning, afternoon and night time to try to get better. I want to get better every time I get another offer. We work every day. I work with [Belleville head coach Jermain Crowell] almost every day and when I'm not with him, I work with another good coach named Patrick or I work with Jourdan Lewis."
Seeing Lewis get drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the 3rd Round of last weekend's draft only further pushed Williams.
"That's straight motivation," he said. "It opened my eyes to a bigger dream."
That bigger dream is where football can take him. That is after realizing his path was on the gridiron and not on the basketball court. Although at least one school has talked to him about doing both.
"The Toledo coaches from basketball text me and said I should think about coming and playing football and walking-on with them," Williams said. "I'll maybe think about it, but if I do go into college, I want to take my main sport seriously, so I don't want to be doing anything else."
Williams says his next visits will be to Illinois, Indiana, Iowa and Iowa State. He has visited those programs, but said he wants to bring his parents this time.