Texas safety likes to hit

Desmond Williams of Euless, Texas does not care whether he plays free or strong safety when he gets to college as long as he gets to hit people.<br><br>The list of schools recruiting him is long and impressive, but three have stepped up to the forefront.

At 6-foot-2, 207 pounds with 4.5 speed, Williams is known for being a big hitter and a good cover guy for Trinity High School. As a junior, he racked up 70 tackles, forced two fumbles, picked off three passes, and picked up first team All-District and All-County honors on the way. "My top three are LSU, (Texas) A&M and ASU (Arizona State)," Williams told Tiger Rag. "I'm looking at a lot of other schools too because it's early. I want to see what is out there."

Williams has family ties to LSU, one reason why the Tigers are at the top of his list.

"LSU is one of my top teams because it seems like I could fit in the best over there," he said. "I like the coaching staff and, in a couple of years, I think they are going to be real good. My uncle lives in Baton Rouge and when me and my dad visit, I always have a lot of fun. It's a lot of fun in Louisiana."

Thus far, Arizona State and Kansas have extended a scholarship offer but Nebraska is also in the running for Williams' signature. The Cornhuskers like Williams' style of play and an offer from Nebraska coach Frank Solich could be coming soon.

"Nebraska wants to put me at strong safety because of my ability to hit, but most of the schools want me at free safety," said Williams. "I love contact. I like coverage too, so it just depends on the scheme for where I end up."

Another physical gift Williams possesses is a 33-inch vertical leap that helps him defend those passes across the middle of the field.

With a 2.0 grade point average, Williams said he is working on his academics so they will not be in question when National Signing Day arrives in February.

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