Williams Gets No.2 and No.3

Regarded as one of the best running backs in the state of Texas for the 2012 class, now Allen's Jonathan William's has the multiple offers to prove it. Who has offered him now? Come inside for the latest.

After rushing for over 2,000 yards in Texas 5A football last season, the offers were expected for Allen running back Jonathan Williams. It took longer than possibly projected, but they are starting to come in for the 2012 recruit.

"I actually got Virginia on Tuesday and Iowa on Wednesday," said Williams to Scout.com. The two new offers join Missouri as teams who have come to the table with a scholarship. "I was hoping that I would get into school today and have another offer (laughter), but it feels pretty good to get them both."

Iowa has been on William's pursuit for almost a year, spotting him when evaluating 2010 Iowa linebacker signee Melvin Spears.

"With Melvin signing there, they are already a team I'm looking at. They have been recruiting me for a while," said Williams. "One of the biggest things I'm going to be looking at is how early will I get a chance to play, so I'm definitely excited that Iowa offered me early.

The Big Ten is definitely about the run, I know that they need multiple running backs in those offenses, so it's definitely I will think about when I make a decision. I also know they have running backs into the NFL. It's something I will take into consideration when making a decision."

Iowa isn't the only team that has offered, with an ex-Allen teammate for Williams. The Missouri Tigers signed 3-star center Brad McNulty in the 2011 class.

"Even though they aren't that close to home, I would already have teammates at each place, so it would feel somewhat like home to me."

Allen head coach Tom Westerberg, who has amassed a 58-8 record in the last five seasons, called Williams one of the "best running backs" in the state of Texas, saying he will probably be one of the best that goes though Allen. A school that has won multiple Texas 5A titles.

"He's a strong kid. He's about 6-foot-1, 195 pound. People don't think of him that big, but he is. He is just a solid running back," said Westerberg.

Scout.com was able to see that size and speed first hand at the NLA showcase in Dallas a few weeks ago. The junior impressed us with his ability to cut with his size. At the showcase, he took home MVP honors.

Also recruiting Williams is Texas A&M, Texas, TCU, Iowa State, Oklahoma, Rice, SMU, Oklahoma State, and Texas Tech.

"I have been to junior days at Texas A&M, Texas Tech, and Oklahoma State," said Williams. "I would say that the school that I enjoyed myself most on was Oklahoma State's junior day.

"The Virginia offer was somewhat unexpected. I haven't really gotten any mail from them or talked to their coaches. I do know they have a good program though and the education is great."

Expect William's recruitment to heat up in the coming weeks, as teams continue to verbally offer players.


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