Trinity Catholic High School Class of 2019 standout Isaiah Williams has picked up a couple offers over the past few months. Earlier this week he picked up a big one.
Williams received his first Big Ten scholarship offer — from the University of Illinois.
“It was exciting,” Williams said. “That was another power five school offering. It was very exciting.”
The Illinois offer followed others from Iowa State, San Diego State, Bowling Green and Memphis. He’s also received interest from Oklahoma State and Missouri, two schools he’s already visited, along with others.
Williams received the good news about his Illinois offer from offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Garrick McGee, who told the rising sophomore that he liked that he is “explosive.”
Though he could project as a wide receiver or cornerback, the 5-foot-9, 160-pounds Williams is a quarterback at Trinity. As a freshman, he completed 58 percent of his passes for 1,467 yards, with 16 touchdowns and seven interceptions, and ran for 568 yards and seven more touchdowns.
The Illinois coaching staff will get another good look at Williams soon enough as they will be holding a satellite camp at Trinity Catholic on June 7.
After that, Williams figures to stay busy this summer with working out, competing in 7-on-7 events, camps with his team and some unofficial visits to look at schools.
Williams said he’d like to visit Oklahoma State again and could make visits to Iowa State, San Diego State and Illinois at some point.
Williams’ offer list figures to continue to grow, though that’s not something he’s too concerned about.
“I’m not really focusing on that,” he said. “I’m just trying to get better and trying to lead my team to a state championship. That’s pretty much it, but if offers come in I’ll be blessed and happy to receive them.”