WR Bryant Williams Gets Recruiting Interest

Bryant Williams, a redshirt freshman wide receiver from Coffeyville (KS) CC, has started to attract Division I interest. Williams sat out the 2006 season after graduating from Edina (MN) High. He plans to graduate in December and enroll at a Division I school in January with three years of eligibility remaining.

Bryant Williams, a 6-foot-1, 185-pound wide receiver, is hearing from schools such as Nebraska, Tulsa, Texas Tech, Iowa and Michigan State, according to his father, Bobby. Hometown Minnesota could get involved with their new coaching staff and spread offense, which Williams played in as a senior. He sat out the season at Coffeyville, but participated on the scout team and will take part of spring practice next month.

Williams attended Nebraska's practice before their bowl game and the Huskers are considered the early favorite. Nebraska signed JC teammate Larry Asante, a middle linebacker and have former high school friend Xavier Rucker on the roster.

Williams will have 41 credits completed by the end of the semester, according to his father. He plans to take nine credits in the summer and would be able to graduate in December with 64 credits.

Williams was one of Minnesota's top two-sport athletes as a senior in 2005-06. Williams played basketball and football for the Edina Hornets after transferring from Minneapolis (MN) North. Williams decided to transfer to Edina, which is known for its strong academics and passing attack. The Hornets finished 6-4 in Williams' senior season. His strong performance at Michigan State's football camp and solid senior season earned him recruiting interest in football.

Williams had helped lead Minneapolis North to a 5-4 mark as a junior. He caught 29 passes for 576 yards with five scores and also served as the team's kicker and punter.

Williams also played basketball for North and helped lead them to a 22-4 mark and the Class AAAA, Section 5 finals before losing to Mounds View. He averaged 10.3 points per game. Williams was expected to be a key contributor for the Polars, who lost just one of their top eight scorers to graduation before his transfer.

Edina finished 11-16 last year.

Williams played for the Howard Pulley AAU team at the Boo Williams Invitational, Kingwood Classic and Sabes Invitational. His solid play earned him a scholarship offer from Montana State.

However, Williams decided to skip the Nike Peach Jam to attend the Michigan State football camp. He shined at the Spartans' camp and could receive a scholarship offer once he received a passing college entrance test score. Unfortunately, Williams was unable to receiving a passing score and was forced to go the JC route.

Coffeyville finished 7-4 last season, advancing to the Zions Bank Top of the Mountain Bowl in Salt Lake City, UT.

Coffeyville was loaded with many Division I transfers. They will lose their starting quarterback, but have several talented signal callers to throw the ball to Williams next season.

The following is a list of their signees.

Gary Chandler, DB, Kansas State
Larry Asante, LB, Nebraska
Miguel Graham, DB, Akron
Bryan Savage, QB, Hofstra
Chase Carter, DB, Northern Illinois
Jordan Bowersox, OL, Sam Houston State
Joe Blaes, OL, Iowa State
James Barnard, OL, Baylor
Josh Weigel, OL, Hofstra
Nolan Williams, OL, Central Oklahoma
Nate Morris, FB, Benedictine
Will Finley, LB, Benedictine
# Fred Wright, LB, Southern Illinois
# Jerrson Davis, LB, Bowling Green
Ronald Davis, WR, Alabama State
# Josh Waller, DL, New Mexico
# Kevin Burrus, DT, Indiana
Dan Hickman, OL, Missouri-Rolla
Wyman Alexander, LB, Washington State
# Devin Giles, CB, Washington State
Tommie Duhart, DL, Pittsburgh (Pitt)
Charwell Brown, DE, Georgia Southern
Deon Murphy, WR, Kansas State
Clint Barley, DL, Western Illinois


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