Did the Sooners make Williams' Fave 5?

Recruiting coverage at SoonersIllustrated is still going as we look to bring fans the latest in Oklahoma recruiting news. Today, we spoke with offensive tackle Daryl Williams from Lake Dallas High School. He is fresh off an OU camp. What did he think?

It is obvious that Lake Dallas (TX) offensive tackle Daryl Williams came to Norman, OK with a point to prove. And just like many other athletes, the talented Williams did not have an offer prior to Day 2 of the Oklahoma football camp.

But it seems as though things have changed once the camp co.

"After the camp was over, me and my coach were walking around the facilities. Then we ran into coach (Bob) Stoops," Williams said. "Then, I was walked back to the elevator and saw coach (James) Patton. He asked me if I had talked with coach Stoops and I told him yes. Later on, when my coach and I were leaving he told me that Oklahoma wanted to offer me."

Williams played back his reaction.

"I was really excited and a big smile came across my face," Williams said. "Oklahoma was the one school I wanted to get an offer from more than any of the others."

With the Sooner offer, that brings the 6-foot-5, 267-pound Williams to 20 offers. But of those offers he already has some top programs he is looking at a little but harder.

And one can imagine what school has now made the top of the list.

"Oh yes, Oklahoma is definitely at the top of my list. You could say that they are the top school of my five," Williams said. "The other top schools are TCU, Missouri, Kansas, and Miami."

As for the camp, Williams said he felt pretty good getting back on the field after his high school spring football season ended some 3-4 weeks ago. 

While out there, he got the chance to work closely with not only his recruiter, but also his position coach.

"Coach Patton is a great coach. He is probably the one coach I like the most out of all the schools recruiting me," Williams said. "I learned a lot of things from him during the camp. He is the most understanding, but he is serious too. I like that about him."

Williams got the chance to work agility, footwork on run and pass block, and did some 1-on-1s with the defensive linemen. He felt that he was a little "rusty," but still felt like he was dominant to some degree. During the battles in the trenches, Williams admitted that he did not know any of the guys he faced off with.

But there was at least one familiar face amongst his group.

"I'm pretty good friends with Tyrus Thompson (Pflugerville, Sooner commit). We met at the Army All-American Combine," Williams said. "He and talked a little about the schools that are recruiting us and about coach Patton. He (Tyrus) told me that he talked to coach Patton about me."

Williams said that Thompson has not gotten in his ear much about Oklahoma, but that he (Thompson) feels comfortable in his decision.

Last season, Williams had 15 pancake blocks and allowed no sacks.


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