For awhile, one of the top sleepers in the state might have been 2014 Lufkin defensive tackle D.J. Williams. But no longer. After improving his grades, Williams has offers from four BCS schools in Kansas, Miami (Fla.), Missouri and Oklahoma.
"It's been great," Williams said.
What Williams wants now is for the home-state Longhorns to join the fray. Texas hasn't offered yet, and with a class with 21 committed prospects, it's unclear whether Williams will be able to earn one. But make no mistake: Texas knows about the now-6-foot-4, 293-pound wrecking ball.
"They came into the picture on their Sophomore Day," Williams said. "I wanted to come down for camp, but couldn't make it."
That hasn't stopped the Longhorns from pursuing Williams. He said he plans to visit Austin on the 27th, when Texas is holding its big summer recruiting event, Texas Stampede.
"It was a great atmosphere," Williams said of his previous visit. "It seems like a great place to be."
Williams said he has a "pretty good" relationship with Texas defensive tackles coach Bo Davis, adding that "It's great to have chemistry prior to getting there."
At one point, Williams said he was asked whether he would commit if Texas offered. At the time, Williams said his answer was a yes. But now, he said he'll go through the process.
"I have more options now," Williams said. "I'm trying to see where I best fit at."
Williams said he's looking for playing time, a good education, a good team around him and good coaching as his primary factors.