RECRUITING: Texas RB names leader, but still open

Mesquite, Texas running back Mon Williams says one school is out in front, but still plans on taking several officials visits. Will the Sooners get a shot?


In a good year for running backs in the state of Texas, Mon Williams may get lost in the shuffle early when it came to publicity. But after more and more coaches and reporters start watching the film, everybody willl realize that Williams is one of the top five running backs in Texas.

"I play both halfback and fullback in our wishbone," said Williams. "So many running backs carry the ball in our offense that sometimes people don't notice what any of us are doing. I am used to running out of it now because we ran the wishbone in middle school now. I am a powerful runner who can make people miss. I don't get to show off my skill until I get into the secondary, but I always know that I can run over you if I have to."

Williams started as a sophomore at halfback rushing for 638 yards and eight touchdowns. Last season, playing both positions, Williams finished with 1,400 rushing yards and 14 touchdowns.

Williams can bench 300 pounds and has posted a 37-inch vertical jump. He also runs track in the 100M (10.4) and the 200M (21.5). Williams is running summer track, which has kept him from taking unofficial visits this summer.

Williams, who attended the camp in Waco and the Nike camp at TCU this summer, has been offered by 20 schools at this point and is still in the process of checking them all out.

"Right now I really like the Florida Gators," said Williams. "Without question, Florida is my leader right now. I am also looking at Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Texas A&M. Oklahoma is a good school, they know how to run the ball. I plan on taking as many official visits as I can. I like Florida, but I am still open at this point."

Williams has qualified.

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