Longview OL Williams prolonging decision

Longview (Texas) offensive tackle Trent Williams (6-4, 300, 5.3) was real close to pulling the trigger with his commitment but now it appears his two finalists will have to wait a little longer for his decision.

LSU has led for Williams' pledge for over three months but Les Miles may have to sweat out his recruitment a little longer before he finds out if the big Texan is headed to Bayou country.

"I was going to try and make my decision next week but my coach wants me to take a visit to Oklahoma State first," Williams told Tiger Rag. "I have already been to LSU and he wants me to see Oklahoma State to make sure I am not missing something. I'm going there for their first game and then I should have my decision when I get back."

Williams said the two schools are pretty close at this point but one does have the edge.

"If I had to make a decision today it would be LSU," he said.

The blue-chip lineman has done his homework on both the Tigers and the Cowboys and he likes what he sees on both fronts. "With LSU, I like how they are so used to winning and the academic support they have," said Williams, who claims to have a qualifying GPA and test score. "They also have some great support. You can see the fan support all over the city. At Oklahoma State, I like how their program is on the rise."

LSU passing game coordinator and receivers coach Todd Monken has been recruiting Williams since the beginning and he is going all out to secure his pledge.

"I talked to him last week," said Williams. "He was just telling me how they have been holding a spot for me and the chances I'd have over there."

Lately when the two have spoken the conversation quickly shifts to Williams' future. From the sound of things, Monken has to like what he hears.

"He always asks me where I'm leaning and I tell him LSU," said Williams.

One reason the standout tackle is leaning to LSU is because of the Tigers' need for offensive linemen. But that is also the thing that is keeping the Cowboys in the mix.

"Really that is what makes it so hard," he said. "Both schools say they are going to lose a lot of players in the next two years so both would give me the opportunity to play early."

So what is it that is going to be the clincher for determining his fate?

"I figure it will come down to how much depth there is on the depth chart," he said.

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