Houston corner sold on Kansas

Once Tyree Williams set foot on the University of Kansas last weekend, he began to develop a sense that Mount Oread might be the place for him.

"Just the atmosphere," the 6-foot, 190-pound cornerback from Sugar Land (TX) Dulles High said. "I met a lot of students, I bonded well with the football team, my host (Ben Goodman), and I could really see myself there."

That's why, after discussing things over with his mother - who accompanied him on the visit - Tyree Williams decided Sunday night to become a Jayhawk, and give his verbal commitment to the Kansas program.

The lead recruiter for the physical corner from the Houston area was Buddy Wyatt, and Williams spoke highly of the Jayhawks defensive line coach. Once on campus, he got a chance to spend time with new defensive coordinator Dave Campo, and was similarly impressed.

"Coach Campo, he's just a great guy," Williams said. "Obviously, he sees something in me. Coach Campo knows how to get guys to the next level. He knows what it takes."

Kansas beat out North Texas, Oregon State and SMU for his services. With the Jayhawks, he saw an early opportunity to make a difference - an important factor in his decision.

"That played a factor in me choosing to come play my college ball at the University of Kansas," Williams said. "I plan to get in the rotation early, make an impact and get on the field early."

As a senior in 2011, he recorded 37 tackles, three interceptions and nine pass break-ups.


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