Williams Talks Recruitment, SMU

3-star Tyler Williams updates his recruitment with Adam after playing in the NIke EYBL Dallas!

At the Nike EYBL in Dallas, three-star recruit Tyler Williams spoke about his recruitment as he goes into the summer before his senior season.

"Right now, (I'm) just cutting it down a little bit, trying to focus in," Williams said. "Hopefully have a couple more looks coming in. Still wide-open really. I just want to keep all my options open."

Williams holds offers from SMU, Michigan, Texas, Texas A&M, Wake Forest, Oklahoma State, Kansas State, UTEP, Creighton, and Iowa State. Recently he has begun to receive interest from Washington and California. He has taken two unofficial visits to Michigan already.

But he has also been to visit SMU. He was in attendance for SMU's game against Louisville at Moody, an experience he described as "loud" and "crazy." He also is in constant contact with SMU assistant coach Ulric Maligi, who has built a strong relationship with the rising senior.

"I've been talking to Coach Maligi a lot. He's really excited about everything coming up and my teammate Matt McQuaid (committing) over there," Williams said. "(Maligi is) really excited about the next couple of years and to be a part of that group wouldn't be too bad at all."

Williams was very complimentary of McQuaid, his AAU teammate on Team Texas Elite.

"Me and Matt always talk about college together and whatnot. Him going there, he's a great teammate and he's always had winning in his heart so it doesn't hurt," Williams said.

Though he is listed as a shooting guard, with Team Texas Williams has been playing mainly in the post, in large part due to teammate and fellow SMU recruit Elijah Thomas missing time due to injury. He is physical in the paint and cleans up the glass. On defense, his long arms alter shots and he uses his body to make bigger players work hard in the post.

Williams plans on deciding which schools he will take official visits to in the next couple of weeks but he added, "I definitely have SMU in mind."

Williams expects to make his decision in the fall.

"I definitely want to make my decision before my senior season (at Hebron) starts. That'll take a load off my mind and I'll be able to relax for my senior season," Williams said.

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