Longview OT enjoyed time in B.R.

Longview (Texas) offensive tackle Trent Williams has been leaning to LSU throughout most of the recruiting process and this past weekend Les Miles got a chance to close the deal on the Lonestar product.

Williams drove in from Longview on Saturday for his official visit and the big question is did he pull the trigger?

"Na, I didn't commit," Williams told Tiger Rag. "I talked to coach Miles about it and he said to just to take my time to make sure LSU was the right place for me. He said they were holding a spot for me."

Williams may not have left Baton Rouge committed to the Tigers but the visit did create some separation from his finalists which include Oklahoma, Texas A&M and Oklahoma State.

"My visit at LSU set the bar pretty high for everybody else," Williams said. "It's going to be hard for somebody else to top LSU."

LSU offensive lineman Herman Johnson served as Williams' host over the weekend and he filled him in on just what it was like to be a Tiger.

Williams said hanging out with Johnson was one of the highlights of his trip but there were plenty of others.

"Watching the game and getting into it the way I did was fun," he said. "I also got to sit down one-on-one with coach (Stacey) Searels and we watched some film. He was showing me all of the drills they do at practice and how they apply them in games."

When Tiger Rag interviewed Williams before he stated that one of the things he liked so much about LSU was the fan support. On Saturday, he saw it in its true element and a pretty good atmosphere to go with it.

"I loved the atmosphere and all of the fan support," he said. "I've always thought they had great support but I didn't expect to see all of that."

Lately it looked like LSU's stiffest competition would be from Texas A&M and Oklahoma State. However, the Oklahoma Sooners recently extended a scholarship offer to throw their name into the hat.

"I was looking for that offer a long time ago but they never did," Williams said. "Coach Wilson said they didn't need offensive linemen then but now they have had a bunch of injuries so they do. I'm going to take a visit to see how much I like it."

Will the fact that the Sooners waited so long to come forth with an offer play on Williams' mind?

"It might a little bit," he said.

Williams said now that he has had some time to reflect on his LSU trip he would rate it a high nine or maybe a 10. He said if there were one downside to the overall experience it would be something that no one had any control over.

"My mom just didn't like going over the big bridge," Williams said with a laugh as he was referring to the Mississippi River Bridge. "Other than that she liked everything."

So does he think that is something his mother can get past?

"I hope she can get past that," he said with a laugh.

I'd be willing to bet he is not the only person who hopes she can get past that.

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