Mike Williams Collects Offer From Cowboys

The evaluation period is not just to look at the prospects of 2015 but also allows coaches to get a jump on 2016. Oklahoma State was doing that Wednesday at Fort Worth All Saints Episcopal, a school that most colleges circle for a stop this time of year.

The same school that brought you a plethora of Division I prospects in the 2014 class has a defensive tackle in the 2016 class that is making headlines and grabbing attention. Mike Williams is already 6-4, 280 pounds and has a bench press max of 380 pounds.

He also has a bunch of scholarship offers and added one from Oklahoma State today.

"Yes sir, it has kind of been crazy (the last two weeks)," Williams said of the recruiting attention that has come his way. "It has been what I wanted since I was a little kid."

Last week UCLA led the list of coaches making a trip to Fort Worth to offer Williams, and the Bruins were joined by Kansas State, SMU, and Tulsa. Today, Joe Bob Clements of Oklahoma State liked what he saw and extended the offer.

"Oklahoma State is a nice school and I'm good friends with the starting deep snapper (Kaleb Smith)," he said of the Oklahoma State offer. "The Michigan coach said he would tell me soon," Williams added thinking another school may jump in there soon.

Williams has proven to be a very talented player as he had 17 tackles with 13 unassisted and four sacks as a freshman playing in a pretty good program against solid competition.

As a sophomore last season, teams on the schedule knew who he was and tried to take away the ability to get to the quarterback. But he made a lot of tackles with 60 total, a big number for an inside player and 32 of those were unassisted. He has a variety of moves and his long arms are a key to getting opposing offensive linemen off of him. He also had a sack and a fumble caused last season.

Again, Williams is a member of the 2016 class but he is proving to be an early and well known objective for coaches for that 2016 class.


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