Williams Talks About His Visit To K-State

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Isaiah Williams pledged his verbal commitment in August to Kansas State prior to his senior season at Skyline High School in Dallas, Texas. KStateFans.com caught up with Williams to get his take on how his trip to Manhattan went for him.

The 6-foot-1, 240-pound inside linebacker hasn't wavered for his commitment and went to campus for his official visit.

"My visit went really well," said Isaiah Williams. "I spent a lot of time talking with Coach Cox, Coach Snyder and Coach Hayes. With Arthur Brown and Justin Tuggle leaving, they told me to come prepared. They said there's a job open [at linebacker] and not to blow the opportunity. They're looking at me to be ready to play and compete for the position.

"I had two high points on the visit. The first was speaking with Coach Cox. We really got to talk and spend a lot of one-one-one time together. When we sat down together, he kind of showed me the ropes. He wanted to show me some plays and kind of what Arthur was doing in the defense. He likes me in a similar role. The second high point of the trip was going to the basketball game. The fanbase really shows their support for the basketball team as well."

On campus, Williams was greeted by a familiar face from Dallas Skyline.

"My player-host was Marquel Bryant," Williams said. "It was nice to see my former teammate. The campus was kind of dead that weekend, but I still had a good time. I went up by myself. This was my second time on campus since I committed. I was there for the Oklahoma State game during the season."

Williams has other offers from Colorado, New Mexico, Texas State, and SMU, where fellow Skyline linebacker Roderick Moore is headed. He said not to expect any surprises though on National Signing Day.

"No surprises," Williams said laughing. "I'm going to sign with Kansas State. We're going to a fieldhouse where they roll the red carpet out for all the Dallas players who are signing and list all of their great accolades and where they'll be going to college."

In the off-season Williams decided not to play any other sport and concentrate of working out and getting himself ready for the opportunity that awaits him next summer.

"We graduate on May 31st and I'm planning on being in Manhattan by June 4th," Williams said. "My goal is to go in and work really hard and beat some people out for a job."

Williams was named All-District (Texas Class 5A Region II District 9) and All-Region in the playoffs as a senior. The Skyline Raiders, coached by Reginald Samples, finished 12-2 in 2012.

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