K.J. Williams discusses commitment, visits

The two-way star from Norman, Okla., committed to Texas A&M this summer, but what do the coaching rumors mean to his commitment? What other schools is he planning on visiting? When will he take his official visits? He discusses all of that and more with Aggie Websider's David Sandhop.

Norman (OK) jumbo athlete K.J. Williams and his Norman North HS teammates are off to a fast 6-1 start and headed for the playoffs, which is just fine for the two-way standout.

"We're tied for first place at 6-1 and we've done pretty good with our new quarterback," Williams said. "He's getting comfortable back there and I think the team will be much better down the stretch."

In September, the T-Wolves' first string signal caller was injured for the season and pressed a young back-up into service. In fact, the coach flirted with moving Williams to quarterback, something that's no longer necessary.

"I played a few snaps, but not much," Williams said. "But we're much better at QB now. We're just now putting in some new plays and schemes for the rest of the year. I'll be more involved and my production at tight end should go up. We're feeling good about the future."

Williams is still seeing a lot of action at defensive end, and despite teams running away from his side, he's still managed to garner six sacks. He enjoys playing both ways, and is willing to play either side of the ball at the next level, but admits that he's partial to offense.

"The same schools are recruiting me at defensive line, and the same schools are recruiting me at tight end. I'll play where I'm needed," Williams said. "But I think I have the skills to be a better tight end."

The 6-foot-5, 245-pound athlete has been committed to Texas A&M since mid-summer, but has stated all along he wanted to take his official visits to confirm his original choice.

"I'm still solidly committed to Texas A&M. That's where I want to play and go to school, but I want to take all my visits then go to Texas A&M last," Williams said. "That way, I can compare all the other schools to Texas A&M and know that I made the best choice."

Those other school visits appear to be to Nebraska, Oklahoma State, Kansas State, and Missouri for now. Williams did say that the current coaching situations at Nebraska and Texas A&M could play a factor in his decision, but it's way too early to speculate on those rumors.

"I talked to the A&M coaches about it. It's all just rumor and talk so I don't worry about it," Williams said. "If something did happen at those schools, I'd have to think hard about my options. The key for me is knowing how they are going to use me and whether they want me at tight end. Everybody deserves a chance, so if there's a change, I'll listen and see what they have to say."

With Saturday practices and even occasional Sunday workouts, Williams will not schedule any official visits until after the football season, and the T-Wolves look to make a long run through the postseason. So don't expect for Williams to hit the recruiting trail until December at the earliest.




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