Williams a U-M Target at OL and TE

Michigan is one of the furthest away options for 2015 Coppell (Tex.) star Connor Williams, but a Midwestern tie could give the Wolverines a better than expected chance.

Michigan’s pursuit of offensive linemen and tight ends converged in the Lone Star State recently in the form of Coppell standout Connor Williams.  The 6-5, 275-pounder added the Maize & Blue to an already impressive offer tally that includes Nebraska, Ohio State, Oregon, Oklahoma, and UCLA.

“I feel I really fire off the ball and move in space,” Williams said describing his game.  "I can get off the line and deliver a blow and can run and pull.”

That in part explains why he appealed to both Michigan tight ends coach Dan Ferrigno and offensive line coach Darrell Funk.  For Williams’ part there is no positional preference.

“They actually want me as tight end if I stay at 275,” he said.  “Ferrigno came about a month ago then Funk came last week, saw me, and later offered.”

So far Funk has been Williams’ most frequent point of contact and has made a very positive impression.

Said Williams, “(Funk) seems like a great nice guy that knows what he wants and what he needs to accomplish it.”

Aiding Michigan’s case in its pursuit is Williams’ prior familiarity with the Maize & Blue.  The Wolverines’ close victory over Akron last season was one the talented youngster paid close attention to.

“My brother is a GA at Akron, played them last year and they will definitely be a team I consider.  I can’t say (when he’ll visit) but it would be easier to make the trip considering my brother lives very close.”

That’s a fortuitous bounce for one of the more distant programs on his offer list.  Locking up a visit date is obviously pivotal to the Wolverines’ chances of moving up his list.  To this point he insists he hasn’t established any favorites.

“I'm going to wait till the end of spring ball look at all my offers and see where I stand,” Williams stated.  “I'm planning on visiting my top schools in July. Once I take my officials I will probably have a decision.  Academics the coaching staff and team atmosphere itself will be the biggest parts (in that choice).”

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