Williams Talks Iowa Offer

Last week, Iowa jumped in with a scholarship offer for T.V. Williams. The Speedy Texas receiver talks about his connection to the Hawkeyes and a possible visit in this premium story.

It's an interesting name, to say the least. Ironically, it's the result of having a title that was too common.

T.V. Williams was born, Treyvon Williams. His family called him, Trey, for short.

"On my first Little League team, we had like 3 or 4 of us that went by Trey," Williams said. "The coach called me T.V. and it stuck."

No matter what you call him, Williams is making a name for himself on the gridiron. The 5-foot-10, 150-pound speedster from Texas reports holding scholarship offers from Iowa, Houston, California, Nebraska, Texas State, South Alabama, Oregon State, Toledo, Sam Houston State, North Texas State, Tulsa, and Navy.

"I am also hearing from Arkansas, Baylor, Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, UTSA and Washington State," the McKinney (TX) High Standout said.

Hawkeye Receivers Coach Bobby Kennedy watched Williams perform at his school's spring game on last Thursday. The wideout hauled in seven passes, including two touchdowns.

"(Kennedy) took video of all of my plays," Williams said. "He offered after the game."

Iowa is a recent entry into Williams' recruitment.

"Coach Kennedy came by my high school earlier (last) week and I was unable to speak with him," Williams said. "He did send a letter to my home that week, letting me know he had come by, so I sent him a Facebook message thanking him. He then asked me to give him a call and we talked for about 45 minutes. He said he would be back for our spring game."

Williams works out in Dallas with quarterbacks tutored by former Texas A&M standout, Kevin Murray, who was coached in college by Iowa Offensive Coordinator Greg Davis. He's hearing good things about the Hawkeyes.

"I think the Iowa program is solid with Coach (Kirk) Ferentz and the staff creating a player-family atmosphere and playing in the Big Ten," William said. "With Coach Davis and Kennedy coming from Texas, I have seen some of their recruits and players at (the University of Texas)."

Williams has unofficially visited Houston, Baylor, Oklahoma State, TCU, Kentucky, Texas Tech, and SMU. He has scheduled trips to Cal and Nebraska next month.

"Because the (Iowa) offer is so new, my dad and I are trying to see if we can visit Iowa around the same time we visit Nebraska on June 15th," William said.

Williams, who is looking at a major in business or communications, seeks coaching stability at the next level. He also wants to find a good fit for the dynamic he brings to an offense.

"My best attributes are my speed and route running," Williams said. "Over the last two years, I have run sub 4.4-(second), 40s roughly 6-8 times in front of colleges coaches at camps. I seem to consistently get open deep."

Williams said he's demonstrated his ability to catch the ball with more than 60 receptions and only four drops the last two years.

"Though I get deep if you watch my film, my routes are pretty crisp and more importantly, I am settling in open holes, when needed," he said.

Williams plans on committing to a school sometime during the middle of summer. He still is evaluating colleges and does not favor any of them.

"Playing away from home is not a problem as long as I feel comfortable with the school and staff," he said.


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