Early Leader for Williams?

The class of 2009, inside the Lone Star State, is shaping up to be one of the deepest in recent memory. Abilene's Chris Williams is one of the best and he talked with Scout.com about his recruitment and even named an early leader. Are the Red Raiders being mentioned by the 4 star prospect? Find out inside.

Chris Williams has the potential to be an outstanding linebacker on the next level and several college programs have already started showing strong interest. Texas Tech offered over the summer and Baylor came calling mid-way through his junior season. The Oklahoma State Cowboys could be next.

"No," Williams said when asked if he had received any more scholarship offers. "I think Oklahoma State is going to, but I'm not sure."

"I get mail daily from Iowa State. Alabama sends a lot. Notre Dame has been sending a lot, but Tech sends the most," Williams added.

Texas Tech has been showing Williams the most love, so it's no surprise that they sit at the top of his list at this point in time.

"Everybody is pretty much even, but Tech has to be the favorite. I have gone to a lot of their games and gotten to know their coaches pretty well," Williams said. "Other then that, everybody else is even."

Williams has been to two college football games this year and both were in Lubbock. He watched the Red Raiders down Oklahoma over the weekend and left very impressed with their effort.

"I went to the Tech/Iowa State game and the Tech/OU game," Williams said. "Tech played really good against OU. It was pretty sweet."

Williams has helped lead Abilene into the second round of the playoffs, and he thinks they have a good shot at making a run towards the state title.

"We play El Paso Coronado at Jones Stadium on Saturday," Williams said. "We beat Weatherford 48-14 last week."

"I think we have just as good of a shot as anyone else. We have only lost one game this year and it was against a good Permian team. We probably played our best game of the season against them. So, I think we have a real good shot."

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