Three-star TX RB excited about UofL offer

One of the nation's best kept secrets is out. Interest in Pflugerville (TX) Hendrickson running back Kenny Williams is heating up. The 5'11, 210-pound Williams just picked up an offer from Louisville and spoke with about his interest in the Cardinals. (VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDED)

It didn't take Louisville long to make Kenny Williams an offer after watching the Pflugerville (TX) Hendrickson star on tape. In fact, as soon as Charlie Strong and staff saw the three-star running back in action earlier this week, the Cardinals' offer was on the way to Texas.

"I'm excited about it," Williams said of Louisville's offer. "I talked to Coach [Kenny] Carter and he told me that Louisville is looking for a bigger running back because they're used to getting [smaller] running backs. They're excited about me and I'm excited about them."

Williams spoke briefly with Charlie Strong about Louisville's interest on Wednesday. Strong reiterated that Louisville likes his size, speed and potential and believes he would be a perfect fit in offensive coordinator Mike Sanford's spread-offense.

Louisville offered Texas RB Kenny Williams this week.
"He told me that they watched my tape and they were very impressed and they like what they see," Williams said.

Williams, who rushed for 1,789 yards and 20 touchdowns as a junior, didn't know much about Louisville before the Cardinals offered. He's planning to make several visits this spring, including one to UofL. He'll visit UCLA this weekend and trip to a few Big 10 and Big 12 programs later.

"I plan on making a visit to Louisville and the other schools that offered," Williams said. "[Thursday] I'll be leaving for UCLA. I'm going to Illinois April 24 and Kansas State March 6 and Texas Tech March 27."

Blessed with 4.48 speed, Williams is a physical running back who averaged an impressive 9.9 yards per carry last year, leading his high school to the second round of the state playoffs. Though he currently holds offers from Louisville, SMU, Illinois, Minnesota, Kansas State and Tulsa, that number almost certainly will go higher as word gets out. Alabama, Arkansas and UCLA have shown interest.

"I'm still researching about the schools," Williams said. "I'm looking for a school that runs the ball and has a good Engineering department."

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