Isaiah Williams Recaps Mizzou, Illinois Trips

Trinity Catholic Class of 2019 standout Isaiah Williams discusses recent visits.

Trinity Catholic rising sophomore quarterback Isaiah Williams had a busy summer with football camps and unofficial visits to colleges. 

In the two weekends before the start of fall practice, Williams, his teammate Larry Boyd and coach, Cory Patterson, made visits to the University of Missouri and University of Illinois

Both schools have already extended offers to Williams, who projects as a wide receiver or cornerback at the next level, and the trips gave him a chance to get more familiar with the schools.

Williams was one of the recruits on campus for Missouri’s ‘Night At The Zou’ on July 23.

“It was great,” Williams said. “I got to meet a lot of the recruits that are also looking at Mizzou, so it was great to talk to them, talk to the coaches. I talk to them a lot, so it’s same old same old. I like Mizzou.”

Williams’ visit to Illinois was his first to the school. 

“It was great,” he said. “Got to talk to the coaches a little bit more. They explained to me the program, how it’s a building program, kind of like Trinity how we’re building it up, and hope to be good in a couple years.”

Williams was impressed, as was his teammate Boyd, with new Illinois coach Lovie Smith. 

“He’s a good man to hang around,” Williams said of the former Chicago Bears and Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach. “He taught me a lot. Mostly about being a man. Like how football will get you a lot of places, like football got him a lot of places, and I hope it does the same for me.”

The the trip to Illinois this past weekend was the end of Williams’ busy summer of camps and visits. On Monday evening, he was back on the practice field at Trinity High School working on getting better.

The Class of 2019 standout has plenty of time to deal with the recruiting process later. Now he’s focused on his promising young team and winning games. 

“I’m just worried about my team,” Williams said. “We have a lot of freshmen again. Getting them ready. Just trying to get my team ready. I’m trying to win a state championship bad — three years in a row.”

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