Chris Williams: One of Best in Texas

The class of 2009 inside the state of Texas already appears to be chocked full of talent on the defensive side of the ball and Abilene's Chris Williams may be the most aggressive of the bunch. After a sophomore season that saw Williams rack up 140 tackles, the interest started flowing in. One school in particular hasn't wasted any time showing extreme interest in the junior linebacker.

"It's kind of early, but Tech has already said that they are going to offer on September 1," Chris Williams said. "They are sitting on the top of my list right now. They might not be my top choice, but it helps to know that there is someone there already."

The interest started pouring in from the Texas Tech Red Raiders when Williams attended their camp earlier this summer. He had a great time in Lubbock and his visit shot Tech to the top of his list.

"I went to camp at Tech, TCU and SMU. Tech went really good. I got familiar with the type of defense they run and got to spend a lot of time with (Mike) Leach," Williams said. "The TCU camp was nice. I got to talk with a lot of different people. The SMU camp went the about the same way that TCU did."

Williams also received invites to camp at several other in-state schools including Texas, Baylor and Houston but wasn't able to make it. However the interest doesn't stop inside the Lone Star State with Williams.

"As far as in-state schools go, I got invites from Texas, Baylor and U of H," Williams said. "I also got invites from schools all over the nation."

One school in particular that already has the eyes on Williams is the Texas Longhorns. They have yet to show a great deal of direct interest to the Abilene linebacker, but it may be just a matter of time.

"I know that Texas' defensive coach told my coach for me to keep working hard, but the only school I've talked to is Tech," Williams said. "Texas is a good school. I have been to camps there. They have good coaches and a good program. So, I am definitely interested in them."

Williams rolled up 140 tackles in total last year on his way to earning All-District and Sophomore of the Year honors last year. It's his knack for finding the ball carrier that makes him such an interesting prospect.

"Just knowing where the ball is at," Williams replied when asked about his strengths. "I flow to the ball no matter where it's at."

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