Williams’ coach called the 3-star receiver into his office and the two talked on the phone with Stepp for about an hour and were impressed.
“He seemed like a nice man,” Williams said. “He told me about the offense they were running and the success they had in the past and how interested they were in me.”
Stepp talked to the 6-3, 190-pound receiver about SMU’s offensive scheme and how he sees him fitting in.
“They got the previous offense from Clemson. He sees me as a similar receiver to Sammy Watkins in that role,” Williams said. “It’s really good being a receiver in that passing offense where I can get a chance to get the ball in my hands and make some big plays.”
Before Stepp reached out, Williams wasn’t considering SMU at all.
“Not really because I hadn’t been really getting recruited by SMU so I hadn’t really thought about it much,” Williams said. “I’m just thankful for it. He told me that the head coach is very interested in me and I’d be a great fit in the offense they’re going to run.”
After Christmas break, Williams expects to visit SMU and it’s nice to him that it’s a local school showing him some love.
“Distance doesn’t really matter to me, but it’s better to stay close to home because I’ve got a lot of family in the area that I can visit,” Williams said. “It’s always good to have a school within the state offer you because it brings that closer connection to you and your home state so that’s always good to get those type of offers.”
Even with the early attention, Williams isn’t focused one bit on recruiting.
“I’m focusing on class and just finishing my junior year out and I’ll worry about that next year,” Williams said.
Williams added that he has nothing planned, but is just waiting to see where he gets interest from and can start focusing on his recruitment in the summer.
Williams is expected to garner plenty of attention as he goes through the circuit and camps this summer and his size is what has high-profile schools drooling.
“I’m a big, physical receiver with a 300-pound bench press so there’s no problem with me getting a release,” Williams said. “I want to show the scouts and anyone watching a game that I can be a finesse guy too. Make the nice cuts, come back to the ball, full-speed and catch the ball and get up field.”
Williams played behind four senior receivers this year, but racked up 494 yards, five touchdowns while averaging over 15 yards a catch.