For Ft. Worth All Saints 2016 prospect Mike Williams, the last week has been a whirlwind for him on the recruiting front. The 6-foot-3, 280-pounder has picked up seven offers in that span and more are likely on the way for the rising prospect.
Williams has received some interest from the Frogs but not as much as programs have shown him. The offer came as a surprise for the big lineman, who was in the middle of taking a final.
"I felt my phone vibrating during my finals and I was thinking somebody must've offered so I called Coach Beck and he told me TCU had offered," he said. "I felt pretty good about it. I felt like it's good to have an opportunity to play in my hometown and be around people that's from my hometown."
All Saints is familiar territory for the Frogs; they signed Foster Sawyer from the 2014 class and Charlie Reid from 2013. Williams says he was already getting an earful from Sawyer about TCU's program prior to receiving the offer and he expects that to increase. Of course, he gets that from multiple All Saints players who have signed with D-1 schools in recent years.
"Foster told me they were going to offer and he told me he wants me to come play with him," Williams said. "All of them tell me the same thing."
Williams admits he doesn't know much about the Frogs' program at the moment but plans to do some research soon.
"I really don't know a lot but I'll look more into it," he said.
Although he's entering just his junior season, Williams sees that the hard work he's put in over the past few seasons is starting to pay off now that he has the offers to show for it.
"The work I put in is finally working now," he said. "I used to work out hard every day and I felt like I wasn't getting the results I wanted because all wanted was to be recruited and win a championship. Now I feel like I have the work ethic to succeed."
Williams is still setting plans on which camps he'll attend this summer, but for now he has three schools in mind.