Sylvester Williams, a 6-foot-3 and 299-pound defensive tackle according to Coffeyville (Kans.) website, is holding a Nebraska offer. Williams had been meaning to catch up with BigRedReport.com last week, but was sick and still practicing.
"I was sick all last week," Williams said. "I don't know what I had. I was running a fever and feeling bad, but I practiced the whole week. It was a rough week."
There are some high expectations for this year's Coffeyville team who is rated pre-season just out of the top 10 at 11. Williams wants to work at getting better and ultimately at getting a championship.
"I want to do anything I can do to help the team win. My goals are to do better than what I was last year and to learn from my coaches. I just want to try and get a championship."
Williams is quick off of the ball at his defensive tackle position and at the three-technique he likes getting pressure and making plays behind the line of scrimmage.
"I am going to be playing mostly at the three. My strength is speed. It's going to be really tough for people to block me. I make plays in the backfield and behind the line of scrimmage."
There are at least three offers that Williams knows about and one of those is from Nebraska. The Huskers actually offered Williams about eight months ago according to him.
The Nebraska offer has opened his eyes a bit to possibly becoming a Cornhusker because before the offer from Nebraska it was all about just one team.
"I never really thought about Nebraska before I got the offer. I never really looked at them because I was leaning towards LSU. I never really thought about it until now.
"I am looking into it now and I am getting all of the information on the schools together and sorted. I would like to visit the school and see what's going on from there."
The recent success that Nebraska has enjoyed, in particular on defense, has Williams optimistic about the visit to Nebraska, but he's been unable to set up a date yet for the trip.
"I don't know when I will take a visit there yet. I have just been so busy lately, so much on my plate that I haven't been able to sit down and get that done yet.
"I will take an official visit to Nebraska. I want to get up there for a game and check out the campus. I want to see their fans. I have heard their crazy and love their team; win or lose. I want to see that environment."
The Huskers have ties to both Coffeyville and Thibodaux (La.) through a defensive tackle that they recruited back in 2005. Williams has actually spoken to him about Nebraska some time back and that only encourages him more to make the trip.
"Dontrell Moore was from Thibodaux and went to Nebraska. We played high school ball together, but he has just a little bit older than I was.
"I haven't seen him a year or two. When I did see him he did tell me that he really liked it in Lincoln and he told me about it. I am looking forward to taking a visit there and see if I like it or not."