Williams excited about being wanted by SMU

It's always great to be a wanted commodity. The SMU coaching staff did a great job recruiting West Rusk defensive end/tight end Braylon Williams, they made him feel comfortable and wanted when he paid a visit to the Hilltop. Williams committed to the Mustangs last week and is still very much excited about his pledge to SMU.

It's always great to be a wanted commodity.

The SMU coaching staff did a great job recruiting West Rusk defensive end/tight end Braylon Williams, they made him feel comfortable and wanted when he paid a visit to the Hilltop.

"I really like the way they made me feel wanted," Williams told PonyStampede.com in a recent interview. "Everyone made me feel a part of the family. My future teammates, the coaches, everyone I met there."

Williams committed to the Mustangs last week and is still very much excited about his pledge to SMU.

"I'm really excited about it," Williams said. "Now I can focus on my senior season. I'm very confident that I made the best decision for me."

Williams has participated in camps at Baylor, Houston, TCU, Texas A&M, and UTEP and taking an unofficial visit to SMU.

"I did well at a lot of those camps," Williams said. "My stock went way up, but I'm confident that I have made the right decision."

One factor in that decision is the course of study that Williams has selected.

"I want to study business," Williams said. "SMU is one of the top schools in the country in business."

Williams' high school coach John Frazier is excited for his standout athlete's decision.

"We talked a lot about it," Coach Frazier said. "SMU is getting a great one. Braylon is a good one. He never leaves the field, he is so durable, and he plays on every team for us."

According to Frazier, Williams's talents are over shadowed by two key things.

"His character and his work ethic are the two main things about that young man," Frazier said. "He is a yes sir, no sir type of young man. He comes from a single mother household; he works all summer here at the school to help his family out."

Frazier feels that Williams will be successful at SMU.

"He is only 16, he doesn't turn 17 until August," Frazier said. "He is still growing. Last year he was 6-3 215, now he is 6-foot-4 and a half barefooted and weigh around 235. He still hasn't filled out his size 16 shoes."

Another factor that makes Williams so effective on the defensive side of the ball is wing span.

"Williams has such long arms, his wing span is 6-foot-9," Frazier said. "He gives quarterbacks fits."


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