Recruiting: Williams Enjoys Trip To OSU

Danzel Williams and his family made the drive north from Arlington, Texas to Stillwater on Sunday for Oklahoma State's Junior Day, and all four of them liked what they saw. The 5-foot-9, 180-pound running back prospect from Martin High School talked with GoPokes.com about the trip.

"It was great. I liked the overall atmosphere of it," said Williams, who rushed for 1,221 yards and 20 touchdowns on just 152 carries (an average of more than 8 yards per attempt) this past season as a junior.

Williams said he got a chance to spend time with OSU assistant coach Doug Meacham. "I didn't get to meet the running backs coach (Robert Gillispie) because he had a death in the family, and he was out of town."

Williams was a two-way standout this past season for the Martin Warriors. In addition to rushing for more than 1,200 yards and catching 21 passes for 255 yards and two touchdowns, he also recorded 70 tackles and four interceptions from his safety position on defense.

He was impressed with the camaraderie he witnessed at Oklahoma State. "You can tell the coaches care about the players, and I was impressed with the academic team. The overall campus feels like a nice environment to be in," said Williams.

"It's very important because you want to go to a place where you feel comfortable. It's like it's going to be your second family there, and it has to be a nice fit. Everybody is going to be working together and has to get along, so it's always a plus," he continued.

Williams said the trip to Stillwater left an impression on his entire family, both of his parents and his little brother. "They loved it. They liked that it was a family-like atmosphere, and they liked that it is only three and a half hours away (from home). It's far enough away from home but close enough too, so they like that," he said.

Williams also made a trip to TCU's Junior Day, and said he also will be attending Junior Days at Kansas State and Iowa in the near future.

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