Oklahoma in the Mix for Dallas Area DT

Recruiting coverage at SoonersIllustrated is still going as we look to bring fans the latest in Oklahoma recruiting news. Today, we caught Oklahoma defensive line target Damon Williams from Irving, Texas. Things have picked up for him on the recruiting front.

There does not seem to be much of a sense of urgency in the process for a guy like Irving (TX) Nimitz defensive tackle Damon Williams. Right now he holds more than 10 offers and has already taken one visit.

But after receiving a new offer a few weeks back, he has booked another.

"Earlier in the season I took an official visit to Texas Tech. Now, this weekend (December 11) I will be going to Oklahoma," Williams said. "I got the offer (from Oklahoma) a couple of weeks ago and I am going to visit now. The Sooner coaches just came by here last week for an in-house visit."

The 6-foot-4, 290-pound Williams said that last Monday assistant coach Brent Venables was in the Dallas/Fort Worth area to visit him. 


"I think that visit went well with coach Venables coming by. My family was all here and we really enjoyed it," Williams said. "I got a good feel for him (Venables). He seems like he is energetic and I could see myself playing for him. They want me to play the three-shade or sometimes the nose (tackle) too."

Aside from the home visit, Williams said that he talks with the Sooner coaches pretty regular as well. Of course, he has another means of communications with Oklahoma through his teammate Eddrick Lofton, a safety who is committed to the Sooners 2010 class.

Williams has a variety of college options including Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Kansas State, Arkansas, Baylor and Texas Tech. His visit with Oklahoma is No. 2 for him, but he has not booked any others. But he expects to get in two more in January. 

So what is Williams looking for this upcoming weekend?

"I am going to check out everything. I don't there anything in particular I am looking for or expecting," Williams said. "I want to get the whole experience and see if this is the place for me. I just want to be comfortable."

In his final season at Nimitz, Williams had 95 tackles, 5.5 sacks and eight quarterback hurries.

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