SMU has been targeting T.V. Williams for about a year now. The speedy McKinney wide out visited SMU for a few games and was on campus for junior day in February. But he eventually lost contact with the coaches and an offer was never put on the table.
At that time, Williams only held a few offers, but his recruitment really picked up later in the spring, and he now holds 14 scholarships highlighted by California, Kentucky and Nebraska. The Mustangs were a little late to the party but joined in on Monday afternoon.
"I was getting a massage in the training room, and my coach came in and told me SMU had offered. I was really excited because they had been recruiting me for a while," Williams said. "SMU is like my back door so you can't forget about them. I went to a lot of their games and really like it there."
SMU defensive coordinator Tom Mason visited McKinney a couple of weeks ago, and the two have stayed in contact via e-mail.
"He came up here two weeks ago, and we started talking a little bit. At first, he didn't know who I was, and he just handed me a camp brochure," Williams said. "But he just told me to e-mail him so I did, and we've been e-mailing each other a few times."
Mason will have to develop a better relationship with Williams in the near future. The three-star prospect plans to make a decision after his senior season and currently has no favorites, which means SMU, his best in-state offer, certainly has a fighting chance.
"I know they brought in Coach (Hal) Mumme so now they're officially getting that Air Raid offense. Bing a receiver, we're greedy and want the ball so I would love to play in that offense," he said. "Academics play a big role. If you get a degree from SMU, that's going to go a long way.
"SMU's campus is ridiculous. It's in Highland Park so everything is really nice. I remember going to SMU games as a kid, and I just love it there. SMU is probably the best campus I've been on."
Last season, the 5-foot-10, 150-pounder, who runs a blazing 4.4 forty, caught 45 passes for 789 yards and 10 touchdowns. Williams attended junior days at Baylor and Oklahoma State this spring. He plans to visit Iowa, Kentucky, Nebraska and SMU this summer.
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