Williams Is City's Finest

The top prospect in the City Section, Harbor City (Calif.) Narbonne quarterback Troy Williams, has a UCLA offer...

Harbor City (Calif.) Narbonne quarterback Troy Williams (6-2, 195) is one of the premier quarterbacks in the Golden State in the 2013 class, and is the City Section's top prospect in this class.

Williams, who was named the City Section Player of the Year after leading the Gauchos' to the 2011 City Section title already has a half dozen offers.

"My offers are from Washington, UCLA, Arizona State, Bowling Green, Nevada and SMU," said Williams. "And I've been talking a lot with Wisconsin and I think they could be offering soon."

Oregon, Ole Miss and Arkansas have also been in consistent contact with Williams and are taking a long look at him.

Williams said he speaks most often with the Washington and UCLA coaches and plans to see both schools this spring.

"I talk with Coach (Johnny) Nansen and Coach Sark (Steve Sarkisian) at Washington and Coach (Adrian) Klemm, Coach (Steve) Broussard and Coach (Jim) Mora at UCLA the most," said Williams.

But he said no leader has emerged.

"I'm open to everyone, every school is even right now," said Williams.

Williams is hoping to be at UCLA's Junior Day on Sunday, but he's also working out and trying out for the 1925 All-Stars, the 7on7 team he played with and earned much of his acclaim.

Last summer, Williams helped 1925 to the NLA Elite 7on7 National Championship, which he said helped springboard him to his big junior season.

"I really do think that winning the national championship helped me mentally and made me step my game up this year," said Williams. "I was throwing against a lot of top players at the different tournaments and then at nationals and it made the season come a lot easier to me. Of course, winning the City title means a lot more to me. That's the biggest thing, because they'll always remember you for winning the City championship."

After starting for the Gauchos as a sophomore, it was in his junior year that Williams established himself as one of the top quarterbacks out West.

"Things slowed down for me and I was more comfortable this year and now I'm ready for my senior season," said Williams. "Winning the City Player of the Year, I was really excited and really happy because my work paid off."

Williams is no stranger to the recruiting process, with a number of Narbonne teammates getting recruited over the years.

"I watched some of my older teammates before go through recruiting and just as a player and now I'm in that position so I'm making sure I make the right decision," said Williams. "I saw them have a lot of fun and I didn't really pay attention early but then I started to and it's helped me now."

Williams said he hopes to commit early in the process so he can graduate and be enrolled in time for spring practice next spring.

"I want to commit early because I'll be graduating early and I want to be able to be in for spring ball," said Williams. "That's why I want to try and get to some of these schools early so I can make my decision early."

Williams said he plans to camp at USC this summer at the Rising Stars as well as the Elite 11 and Nike Camps out West.

And he's not focused on any one particular offense.

"I'm open to any offense," said Williams. "I'll go to where I have the best chance to prepare for the next level. I'll run it if I need to but I'm a pass-first, run-second quarterback."

As a junior, Williams threw for 3,247 yards and 34 touchdowns to 11 interceptions.

Brandon is in his eighth year with Scout.com and FOXSportsNext, currently as a National Recruiting Analyst and West Regional Manager. Prior to joining the Scout Recruiting Team, he was a team recruiting writer.  He's been covering recruiting for the Scout Network since 2003.
Twitter | Blog | Facebook | E-Mail |

Bruin Report Online Top Stories