Williams an option at running back for Texas

If Aledo's Johnathan Gray goes or looks elsewhere, who could be the next option for Texas? LonghornDigest.com caught up with Allen running back Jonathan Williams, who has caught Texas' attention.

There is no doubt that Texas' number one running back target for the 2012 class is Aledo's Johnathan Gray. Where they go after that is a mystery.

One player on the radar is Allen's Jonathan Williams. After rushing for over 2,000 yards last season at Allen, the 2012 recruit is up to three BCS offers (Iowa, Virginia, and Missouri).

"I know my coach is telling me that Coach Applewhite and Texas are looking at me a lot. They were going to wait a month to see the status of Johnathan Gray, but then look at me and another running back to evaluate for an offer. So I think they could be getting close," said Williams to LonghornDigest.com.

"I wouldn't say they were a childhood favorite or anything. I really grew up watching football in general, not one specific team in Texas. If they offered me, I would look at them just like I would everyone else. I don't think they would have any advantage or anything because it's Texas over anyone else."

Also recruiting Williams besides his three offers include: Texas A&M, TCU, Iowa State, Oklahoma, Rice, SMU, Oklahoma State, and Texas Tech.

"I have been to junior days at Texas A&M, Texas Tech, and Oklahoma State," said Williams. "I would say that the school that I enjoyed myself most on was Oklahoma State's junior day.

Allen head coach Tom Westerberg, who has amassed a 58-8 record in the last five seasons, called Williams one of the "best running backs" in the state of Texas, saying he will probably be one of the best that goes though Allen. A school that has won multiple Texas 5A titles.

"He's a strong kid. He's about 6-foot-1, 195 pound. People don't think of him that big, but he is. He is just a solid running back," said Westerberg.

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