Dominic Williams’s official visit to Kansas made quite an impression on the make-you-miss all-purpose running back from Frisco (Tx.) Independence High School.
“Everything was great. We got to, of course, eat a lot. I got to talk to all the coaches, and bonded even more with them,” Williams said. We had a lot of time to talk over everything about what I’m going to do there academically and on the field.
“I got to look at the locker room, and it’s crazy. I’ve been there before, but there’s been so many things that have changed in less than a year. . . and still changing now.”
Williams was greeted by the current Jayhawks as a member of the family.
“I got to hang out with a lot of the current players. They all welcomed me as family, and I’m not even there yet. It was crazy being able to be with everybody,” he said. “Being able to talk to the other visitors about how good the program is going to become. I would say it was a pretty good weekend.”
Williams was offered by Baylor earlier this week, but dismissed any notion of playing anywhere else but Kansas.
“They were trying to get me up there,” he said about the Baylor offer. “I told them that I was completely KU, and KU was the place for me. They were fighting to get me up there at least, and I just kind of shut that down and told them I wanted to go to Kansas.”
The Kansas coaching staff has told Williams he has a shot of playing early.
“In every program, you’re going to have to compete for a job. There are no promises, but they told me they want me to come in, and from what they know about me they believe I can get on the field early,” Williams said. “They think I can be that all-purpose back that can catch in the slot and just be everywhere for them. They want me to play early. I like the sound of that.
“That’s pretty much what interested me about the program, is that they told me they planned to use me the way I’m accustomed. They want to get me out in space and use my abilities to the fullest.”
Williams ran for more than 2,000 yards and grabbed in excess of 500 receiving yards in his senior campaign.
“Once I get into space, it’s dangerous,” he said about his style. “There’s not going to be just one person that’s going to bring me down, and it’s not going to be the first person. Once I’m in space, I’m a dangerous factor.”
He plans to enroll at Kansas in the summer, and will be on campus just two days after his high school graduation.
“The family atmosphere,” Williams said about the top reason for picking Kansas. “I haven’t been up there in awhile, and when I first got there they players treated me like I’ve been there. I’m close with them.”