Argyle (Argyle, Texas) High School two-star center Jack Williams knew for a week where he was going to college, but didn’t announce it until National Signing Day.
That’s when he officially became a Kansas Jayhawk.
“I have a lot of family from Kansas, and Kansas has always been my dream school,” Williams said. “That’s always where I wanted to go to school, and the opportunity just kind of presented itself. I love the place. I love the coaches and felt like it was the best place for me.
“I’ve been several times. It’s amazing. It’s a beautiful campus. The new locker rooms are incredible. I love everything about the whole scene there.”
The 6-foot-3, 270-pound offensive lineman considers himself a cerebral performer on the field.
“I bring a lot in terms of football I.Q., and a lot from the mental aspect of things. I read things well,” Williams said. “On my high school team, I was responsible for calling the plays on the field and calling out protections. I’m a good pass blocker and don’t make a lot of mistakes.”
He eschewed offers from Air Force, New Mexico and New Mexico State to accept a preferred walk on spot with the Jayhawks. He hopes to be on campus in the summer to be a part of the summer workout program in Lawrence.
“I’m trying to put on weight, and want to show up for fall camp at 285,” Williams said about his current focus. “I’ve been working with my trainer to put on weight, and I’m already up four or five pounds. I’m also looking to get my upper-body strength up so I can compete from day one.”
Williams sees the current momentum behind the Kansas football program and believes coach David Beaty is making great strides.
“It’s definitely headed in the right direction, and is in great hands right now,” he said. “Coach Beaty is a great guy, and is a big selling factor for the program. With the facilities and coaching, I don’t know how a prospect could choose anywhere else.”