Williams Saw Himself as a Sooner

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Sooners Illustrated was able to catch up with 2011 Sooner commit Danzel Williams after he helped Martin roll to an easy victory over Sam Houston last Friday night.

Last Friday night Danzel Williams had the opportunity to square off against Kameel Jackson a future teammate when Arlington Martin took on Arlington Sam Houston in a cross-town clash.

Knowing they will be on the same team next season doesn't stop the two friends from having a little rivalry with each other. It surely helped Williams cause in any trash talking battles going forward, because Martin was able to roll to an easy 43-6 victory over Sam Houston.

"Kameel and I have a great relationship," Williams began. "We were talking about this on Facebook. So we have a little rivalry going on. He is a great dude and I will love playing with him."

"It was great to get another win under our belt. It feels great just to know we came here and completed the mission."

Like most of the 2011 commitment class, Williams was in attendance to see the Sooners end their three game losing streak against the Longhorns with a 28-20 victory at the Cotton Bowl.

"It was crazy seeing all the die-hard Oklahoma fans. I mean it was just packed everywhere, nothing but red and orange," Williams said smiling.

Most fans are trying to figure out what position Williams will play when he arrives in Norman. And even though there is still a chance it could change once he straps on the pads for the Sooners, it appears he will be on the offensive side of the ball.

"Running Back," Williams said when asked where he is being recruited to play at Oklahoma.

One thing that sounds odd is the fact that defensive coordinator Brent Venables is handling William's recruitment when usually it is running backs coach Cale Gundy.

Hearing that sounds it sounds as if the OU coaching staff could possibly be keeping the options open for Williams on either side of the ball. Either way the three-star prospect definitely has love for Coach Venables.

"Coach Venables is a funny dude," Williams said laughing. "He is great and I like hanging out with him. I feel like he is my older dad. He is great and I love Coach Venables."

Williams saw himself as a Sooner which helped when it came time to make his decision.

"It was a great school," Williams said about picking Oklahoma. "I fell in love with the coaching staff and I could see myself playing there."

This Saturday Oklahoma will take on Iowa State in Norman and Williams will be in attendance.

"Actually when they play Iowa State, I'll be taking my official visit," Williams stated.

Through six games Williams is having himself an impressive season with 115-carries for 961-yards (8.36 ypc avg) and 14-touchdowns. Williams has also put the ball in the air going two for three passing with 68-yards and one-touchdown.

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