Iowa Assistant LeVar Woods spent much of his May recruiting in Texas. While there, he stopped a few times at Mansfield Legacy High to evaluate a pair of linebackers - Everett Williams and Mike Sanders.
"He watched us work out," Williams said. "He just wanted to meet us. He gave us his (business) card and camp information. We talked for a while."
"My awareness on the field is probably the biggest strength of my game," the 6-foot-2, 220-pound Williams said. "Then I would say it's my (physical) strength and speed."
Williams patrols the outside of the second level in Legacy's 3-4 defensive alignment. The 6-foot, 205-pound Sanders roams the inside.
Williams said that Texas, North Texas and "a lot of others" stopped by the school this spring to speak with he and his teammates. It was the first time they had heard from Iowa.
"I would say my interest level is medium to high," Williams said of the Hawkeyes. "I like the school. I've watched them play. They're fast. I like the style of the defense. They're tough."
Williams, who reports running the 40-yard dash in 4.53 seconds, is looking to verbally commit to a college during or after his senior season.
"I want to use my official visits," Williams said. " I might have a chance to get to Minnesota this summer. If not, I might have to use an official visit because it's far away."