Williams Getting Close

T.V. Williams owns an impressive list of scholarship offers. He recently visited some of the schools pursuing him, including Iowa, Kentucky and Nebraska and is closing in on a decision. Find out more in this premium story.

Friday was a busy day at Iowa. The football program hosted a prospect camp and other players took unofficial visits to the campus.

For 30 minutes, the hustle and the bustle stopped for T.V. Williams. The Texas wide receiver, his father and grandfather sat down with head coach Kirk Ferentz.

"When he was talking to me, he made me feel like I was the most important person to him right then," Williams said. "He's a really good guy. I could really tell he cares. I just really enjoyed talking to him."

The Hawkeyes offered Williams a scholarship last month. The 5-foot-10, 150-pound speedster has consistently run the 40-yard dash in under 4.5 seconds throughout the spring.

"It was good for me to get up to Iowa talking to Coach (Bobby) Kennedy and Coach (Greg) Davis about the offense and the offense that they used to run at Texas," Williams said. "Now they're bringing it to the Big Ten at Iowa. That's really big. I really needed to go out there and check out what they we bringing to the table."

Kennedy and Davis shared their vision for the McKinney High product should he choose to come to Iowa.

"They see me as a speed guy that they can throw some bubbles to on the outside, some screens where I can make people miss and get upfield," Williams said. "They're looking at me pretty much as a slot."

Williams said he will announce his college choice on July 9. He reports scholarship offers from California, Houston, Iowa, Kentucky, Navy, Nebraska, North Texas, Oregon State, SMU, Texas State and Toledo.

Williams recently has visited Iowa, Nebraska, Kentucky and North Texas. Scout.com's 124-ranked receiver nationally in the 2014 class hoped to stop at two more schools.

"I'm trying to go see Cal," Williams said. "I really want to go up there and see what Berkley is all about. I want to go see Oregon State, too."

Williams said he has a Top 5 list of schools in his mind but prefers to keep it to himself. He cautioned that people shouldn't try to figure out where he his leaning based on his social media accounts.

"I'm pretty open still," Williams said. "It might seem like on Twitter that I favor (Kentucky and Nebraska), but the Kentucky fans and the Nebraska fans are always tweeting me. I'm not really tweeting about Kentucky or Nebraska. I'm just retweeting what they're sending me or answering their questions.

"If the Iowa fans were tweeting me, I would retweet them too. There's nothing really going on there. I wouldn't read too much into that."

Williams said he's seen a lot of similarities in the schools he's visited.

"It's going to be a hard decision," he said. "Each school is pretty much the same in most ways. But then there is always just at least one little thing that's different about each of them.

"After all the visits, I'm going to go back home and talk to my parents and we'll sit down and decide. We'll talk about all of the schools and decide which one would fit me the best overall."

Distance from home likely won't factor into Williams' final decision.

"After experiencing these visits, as long as I'm around a group of guys that I can hang out with and be myself, I really don't think the distance is a big deal," he said.


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