Recruiting: Mon Williams Just Waiting

You get the feeling that Mesquite (Texas) Horn athlete Mon Williams wishes he'd been playing some football on Saturday, like in the U.S. Army All-American Game in San Antonio.

"I'm playing basketball and that's why I didn't play in the Army game," Williams said with a touch of regret appearing to be in his voice. "Basketball is going good. We have a good chance of making the playoffs."

Williams' next game will be on Tuesday as Horn takes on crosstown rival North Mesquite. After that Williams will be thinking about football as he will take his third official visit, heading to College Station to visit Texas A&M. He had previously visited Colorado and Oklahoma State (Dec. 9). After A&M he will visit Florida on Jan. 20.

"It's down to three schools still," Williams said as he will decide between Oklahoma State, Texas A&M and Florida.

Florida has been the leader but its commitment list is very crowded. That, however, doesn't seem to bother Williams.

"I'm not going to make my decision until I've finished my visits," said Williams. "I will make up my mind after I see what the coaches say and check out the schools. I'm not worried about where other guys are going because I know I will play my first year. I know I'm good enough to play."

That he is, as Williams rushed for 1,650 yards and 17 touchdowns on 285 carries last season for Horn. He also had 415 yards on returns and took two kickoffs back for scores. He also caught nine passes for 125 yards and two touchdowns. The 6-2 1/2, 198-pounder has sub 4.5 speed.

For now he will play basketball and make a couple of trips. The wait is on, at least for another two weeks, to find out where Mon will make his college home.

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