It is easy to forget about 2019 prospect Brian Williams when watching Dallas (Tex.) Bishop Dunne high school on a Friday night. A safety, Williams roams the secondary on a defense full of Division I talent.
Something tells us he likes being forgotten.
In two contests, the 6-foot-1, 195-pound sophomore has two interceptions.
“Most importantly, we have won,” said Williams. “I can’t complain much. As far as my overall play, there is always ways to improve, but I have had an interception every game – even with a cast on my arm. Thankfully I got it off this week. Overall, it is pretty good. We are 2-0.
“I just want to keep improving. I want to get better as a teammate and player. The number one thing is to keep focusing on my team. If we win state, everything else will come if I’m playing hard.”
Iowa kick-started Williams’ recruitment in the spring – others have followed.
“I wasn’t expecting it at all. I was in class and looked on Twitter when I got a notification. I was caught off guard,” said Williams. “To blow up from there with 13 offers, it has been a crazy process.
“Being a younger guy, there isn’t a lot coaches can do when it comes to recruiting. But I did visit some colleges this summer – Iowa, Missouri, TCU, Texas A&M, Nebraska, and of course Arkansas a few times with my brother being there.”
Williams’ older brother Rawleigh, is a 2016 Doak Walker Award Watch List member and has 233 yards in the Razorbacks first two games.
“Missouri had a new coaching staff, but they were really great to me,” said Williams. “There were a lot of good people there. Iowa was a very nice place. It sort of caught me off guard. It is a great program. And of course Texas A&M being local was great. Everywhere I went they were really nice.
Williams’ Nebraska visit was with 2017 defensive tackle Damion Daniels and 2018 defensive tackle Calvin Avery. The trio hit one of the Huskers’ Friday Night Lights camps.
“Their fan base is something,” said Williams. “It is great for them to sellout over 300 games in a row. That is crazy. And for them to lead in Academic All-Americans is also impressive. The fans and academics really stand out.”
Another school that has caught Williams’ attention during the recruiting process is TCU.
“Gary Patterson offered me personally when I was at one of their events,” said Williams. “To get an offer from them, where they always have a great DB coach I think it is pretty great. They have a great thing going on over there.”
Williams has five-star potential, being named one of the early 2019 four-star prospects.