Williams is "Big Time"

Kansas State returned to Navarro College to find help in the secondary. What the Wildcats found is three-star cornerback Kyle Williams, who plans to ink with K-State this week.

His junior college coach described him as a "big time" player and someone who will only get better and better.

That seems to be the sentiment around the country when it comes to one of Kansas State's most recent commits Kyle Williams.

The Wildcats returned to the same stomping grounds at Navarro College (Tex.) that produced former K-State cornerback DeMarcus Faggins, who now plays for the Houston Texans. Williams, who had 42 tackles, one interception, and six pass-break-ups this season is a three-star corner by TheInsiders.

But Williams, unlike Faggins, has size and speed. At 6-foot-1 185 pounds, this former high school quarterback can also run, having recorded a 4.41 40-yards.

"Kyle is only going to get better and better at Kansas State," Navarro coach Chuck Lawrence said. "He has great speed for the little ones (receivers) and great size for the big ones. And once he learns what they want out of him, he'll have no problem competing. He has the same ability (as Faggins), just a lot bigger."

Lawrence said he never recruited Williams as a quarterback, despite good numbers as an option QB. He just recruited Williams, who visited KSU in November, as an athlete.

"We've take a lot of guys like Kyle, who are high school quarterbacks that could run and use their athleticism at other positions, like defensive back," he said. "What we saw in Kyle was tremendous speed and feet. He has good hips and makes good decisions. He gets his feet in the right position and rarely gets himself out of position. He's the new defensive back that can cover those big receivers everyone is going to."

And after surprising many last season, Williams entered this season as a preseason JUCO All-American. It didn't take long for the preseason honor to hold up. In the first game of the season, Williams picked off a pass and took it all the way back for a score.

"Kyle is a tremendous talent," Lawrence said. "But he just didn't get too many chances this season. The word got out fast that he was going to make the plays. After that first game, they just didn't throw towards him much anymore."

Williams, who will be a May graduate, has three to play two at K-State.

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