Williams holds six offers

He may not have plans to attend any junior days right now, but Narbonne HS (Calif.) quarterback Troy Williams has six scholarship offers. He doesn't have a No. 1 school yet and wants to take as many visits as he can in the coming months.

Things are heating up in the recruiting world for Troy Williams.

The 6-foot-2, 190-pound quarterback out of Nathaniel Narbonne High School (Harbor City, Calif.), has picked up six offers from Washington, UCLA, Arizona State, Bowling Green, Nevada and SMU.

He said he's been talking to the coaches at Washington and ASU the most and likes them and has friends on both teams, but no school stands out to him right now.

"Everybody is pretty much the same at this point," he said.

Williams was recruited by Adrian Klemm to come to SMU, but ever since the coach left for UCLA, Williams said he hasn't heard from the Mustangs.

But even so, he still holds an offer and wants to visit.

"Most definitely," he said when asked if he's still interested in the program. "I've heard they're very disciplined. They work hard out there. My former [high school] teammate [Dontae Levingston] used to go there and he told me they work really hard in the weight room and they all want to be great."

Williams likes the Run and Shoot, but says he doesn't care what type of offense a team runs.

"I just want to play," he said. "And I'll play to the best of my ability to help out my team."

In terms of what he's looking for in a school, Williams said education is No. 1.

"First is academics," he said. "And then I'll look at the sports program and see what my playing time will be. Will I redshirt my first year or compete for a starting job my first year."

Wherever he goes, Williams said he wants to major in kinesiology.

"I want to come back to the community where I grew up and coach kids in football," he said of his long-term goal. "I want to help out my family and do things with my community."

As a kid, Williams dreamed of playing quarterback at USC, but the Trojans haven't reached out.

"It would be nice, but their stacked at QB right now," he said. "I'm still hoping for it, but that's not where I'm set [on going]."

Williams, who says the last time he ran the 40 he clocked in at about 4.8 seconds, says his greatest strength is reading the field and running.

"I can make it happen with my legs," he said. "I like to run. If I see the pocket breaking down, I don't think twice about running."

Williams would like to commit to a school either in the middle or toward the end of his senior season this coming fall. He wants to know where he's going before signing day so that he can enroll early.

"I'm thinking of leaving [high school] early and coming in for spring ball and catching up with the offense," he said. "And to get a jump on the other quarterbacks who are thinking of coming [to that school]."

Williams does not have plans to attend any Junior Days at this time, but wants to take as many visits as possible.


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