Recruiting: Florida Leads For Texas Back

Mesquite Horn RB Mon Williams has been turning heads since his recruitment began. He is picking up interest from coast to coast and everywhere in between. He spoke to Inside Texas about his recruitment and his interest in the Longhorn Program.

Mon Williams is a team player and has an attitude that every college coach would love to have on his team. "I'm a team player," he said. "I never give up. I keep playing no matter what the score is. I just try to help my team in anyway possible." Williams (self-reported 6-2, 195, 4.4) has been named to both the Texas Hot 100 and the Southwest Hot 100 team.

"I have been offered by Texas, Texas A&M, Nebraska, Texas Tech, Iowa, Iowa State, Alabama, Baylor, Oklahoma, Florida, Mississippi State, TCU, SMU, LSU, Oklahoma State, Arkansas, and Kansas State, Maryland, Kansas, Missouri, Miami, Georgia Tech, Rice, North Carolina, Tulsa, Tulane, Colorado, Colorado State, Michigan State, Arkansas, and Wisconsin," he said. "Right now I really like Florida a lot."

"Basically, it's hard to describe," he said of his interest in the Gators. "I just have always liked Florida's program and they have a lot of support. They are a winning program and I've always found myself to be watching them when they are on TV."

Mon said that Texas is still in the mix (but see the June 17 Inside Texas Inside Scoop for more detail on where the Horns stand in his pecking order).

Williams is currently being recruited by Texas Wide Receivers Coach Bobby Kennedy. "Coach Kennedy is a very persuasive guy," Williams said. "I really enjoy talking to him. He has told me a lot of great things about the Longhorn Program and how he'd like for me to be a part of it." Also, Williams received his offer verbally from Coach Kennedy.

Williams has a few friends that play for the Longhorns. "I'm good friends with Tarell Brown and Aaron Harris. They both have told me a lot of great things about the Texas Program and what it's like to be a Longhorn."

The school that Williams chooses will have a few qualities. "The school I choose will have good academics and a good program," he said. "I'd also like a chance to play early." Distance will not play a factor in his decision. "Distance doesn't bother me at all as long as I'm playing."

When will he make his decision? "I'm going to make a decision prior to football season so I can focus on my senior season," Williams said.

Williams hasn't currently taken any unofficial visits or participated in any school camps. "I haven't made any unofficial visits and I won't be camping anywhere this summer," he said. Williams did participate in the recent Combine held in Waco.

Last season, Williams rushed for 1,498 yards on 252 carries and 11 TDs. He also hauled in 13 passes for 150 yards. He and his Horn HS teammates had a decent year, but that was taken away from them when they were ruled to be playing with an ineligible player. One player on the team had surpassed his HS eligibility. Due to this circumstance, the team had to forfeit nearly every game and finished with a 1-9 record. "That was frustrating," Williams said. "I have an extra year left, but I hated it for our seniors. I'm going to make sure personally that something like that doesn't happen again."

As for personal and team goals, Williams has a few that are worth noting. "This season I want to rush for 2,000 yards," he said. "I don't want any fumbles and I want our team to just have a great year and try to win State."

Williams carries a 2.7 GPA and will re-take the SAT soon.

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