Local defensive back weighing options

2016 South Grand Prairie defensive back Caesar Williams talked with Billy about SMU and his upcoming decision.

2016 South Grand Prairie defensive back Caesar Williams has been contemplating a decision for quite sometime and had wanted to decide by the first day of school, but that has come and gone.

“I might have a couple official visits set up after the season to Indiana and Illinois. It could be in the season, but it depends on bye weeks,” Williams said. “I got a school I’m leaning towards. I think I know where I want to go and a lot of coaches have been showing me love.”

Indiana and SMU are showing the most love to Williams as of late and that has him leaning towards the Hoosiers and Mustangs.

“It’s a place I could see myself playing as well as Indiana. I like them both,” Williams said. “My head coach’s son coaches at Indiana and that’s a big thing for me too.”

Williams was unable to make it to SMU this past weekend for their scrimmage, but enjoyed his time at the cookout in late July.

“They showed me a lot of love when I went there two weeks ago when all the football players got to talk about how they feel about the program (at the cookout),” Williams said. “The coaches got to meet my mom and my dad and so they just liked the school. They like the coaches too. It was nice. I liked it. A lot of players from the Metroplex that I knew and are committed there that I’m playing against were there."

The cookout made a solid impression on Williams, but he's also happy with the way SMU is wanting to use him.

“They gave me an option to play a couple positions. They have this special position, but the guy who played it had about 110 tackles and interceptions. It’s like a mixture of corner, nickel and safety. I don’t want to be on one spot on the field the whole time.”

The new staff has Williams excited about the potential to turn the program around and he's built a good relationship with his recruiters.

“Me and coach Loepp talk everyday. Me and coach Archie have a lot of things in common,” Williams said.

As for Indiana, Williams isn't too worried about distance because his family will support him wherever he goes.

“It’s a bit away from home, but I know my mom will want me to go where’s best for me and she’ll support me anywhere I got whether it’s 30 minutes down the road or a 13-hour flight.”

The 6-1, 170-pound Williams likes Chad Morris' attitude and reputation he's bringing to SMU.

“I like his history, his winning history and the way he likes to play football. You can tell he’s a guy who wants to win.”

Stick with Pony Stampede for the latest on Williams' recruitment as we await his decision.


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