The majority of players at Nebraska’s second Friday Night Lights session last week were 2017 prospects, still searching for their first power-five offer.
Then you had a guy like Kirkwood (Missouri) St. John Vianney high school wide receiver Kyren Williams, a member of the 2019 class.
After just one year of high school football, Williams showed up to Friday Night Lights thinking he could impress the coaching staff, despite his age.
He apparently did.
“After the camp, based on my performance at the camp, I knew it was very likely that they would offer me,” said Williams, who still is in shock of how his recruitment has got started.
“I was just telling my uncle today If he would have told me last year that Nebraska would be my first offer, I would have told him he's crazy.”
Williams had 50 catches for 606 yards last year as a freshman, rushing for 242 yards on the ground. He found the end zone nine total times. Nebraska won’t likely be his last offer, he won’t even be able to sign a national letter of intent for another 28-31 months.
“They were the first to offer me,” said Williams, who was also wanting to check out Nebraska. “I felt really at home and loved everything I saw. My first offer -they will be at the top.”
Of course the young receiver got a first-hand look at Nebraska wide receiver coach Keith Williams in person.
“I liked him a lot,” said Williams. “I love the kind of energy he brought to the camp and provided me a lot of opportunities to display my skills. He showed me ways to enhance them. I'm looking forward to working with him in the future and learning a lot more.”
The 2019 prospect plans to hit Lincoln for a game this fall.