Another KSU Offer Goes Out To Skyline Player

MANHATTAN, Kan .- If you were to pick five High Schools in the state of Texas that year in and out produced Division I Talent, Dallas Skyline would almost certainly be on that list. Kansas State has set up shop at Skyline and extended an offer to DE - Isaiah Williams.

Setting up shop at Skyline High School in Dallas may not be a bad idea for any college coach looking to add talent to the roster. The last three senior classes have seen 20 players sign with FBS and FCS universities for football. Kansas State recently offered Isaiah Williams, but they've maintained a relationship with him before he even took the field as a starter.

"It came two weeks ago," said Isaiah Williams of the Kansas State offer. "They came to me at a young age when I was a sophomore. It was before I had done anything but be a backup, so it was an offer I went hard to get. When they came to see me in spring ball, I just balled out for them."

Williams, 6-foot-1, 230-pounds, played defensive end as a junior and his first year as a starter. He's moving to middle linebacker as a senior, a glamour position at Skyline.

"Kansas State told me I could play whatever position I wanted," Williams said. "I'm not sure how true that is, but they said I'd have my choice at defensive end or outside or middle linebacker. I'd kind of like to play middle linebacker.

"We have an All-American tradition here at Skyline with our linebackers. In '10 we had Corey Nelson, in '11 we had Anthony Wallace, and in '12 we had Peter Jinkens. I want to carry on that tradition and be the school's next great linebacker."

Williams recorded 43 tackles and eight sacks as a junior from the defensive end position. Williams has seen a big increase in recruiting attention.

"My first offer came from SMU," said Williams. "Then Kansas State and more recently Colorado has offered me. I'm getting a lot of interest right now from Baylor, Texas Tech, Texas A&M, UCF, and Oregon.

"If the time is right I'd like to commit before the start of the season. If I still have offers coming in I'll wait. I'm going to favor the schools that started showing interest in me early before I came on the scene and didn't get on me after I blew up.

"Other factors I'll look at are academics, how the team's been doing in the past few seasons, and the opportunity for early playing time."

Williams has yet to take a Junior Day visit. He was supposed to go to Manhattan to visit Kansas State with teammates Devante Kincade and Cedric Collins, but wasn't able to make it.

"I'm going to try to make it up there this spring," said Williams of a Kansas State visit. "I really liked how well they played this season, but I've always kind of liked how they played before that. I'm going to talk to Coach (Michael) Smith about going for another Junior Day or to a spring practice."

This off-season Williams is skipping basketball to condition for football both in the weight room and on the track. He plans on competing in a combine in Dallas in March.

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