Elite 2011 WR Enjoys UCLA Camp

UCLA is one of three schools that has offered elite 2011 receiver Kasen Williams, and the Skyline (Wash.) product was at the Bruins' 3-Day Camp this past week. Williams talks about his experience at UCLA's camp and more about his recruitment...

With recruiting starting earlier and earlier, Skyline (Wash.) receiver Kasen Williams is one of the beneficiaries of schools trying to get an early start.

The class of 2011 receiver, who's played one season of high school football, already has three verbal offers, three years before he can sign a letter of intent.

Williams was one of the standouts at UCLA's 3-Day Camp this week, and the Bruins are one of the three, along with Washington and Boise State, who've offered Williams.

The strong, fast and physical sophomore-to-be enjoyed his experience at UCLA.

"I thought it was a lot of fun. I came down for Monday and Tuesday and it was a lot of fun and there was a lot of good competition out here," said Williams. I loved the campus. I got to eat in the dorms and see the dorms. It's nice and I really like it a lot."

Williams also got to receive some instruction from both head coach Rick Neuheisel and receivers coach Reggie Moore.

"I never really had a lot of communication with other coaches outside of Coach Neuheisel so it was fun because I like the staff here," said Williams. "Coach Moore kept giving me a lot of good feedback about things to work on to stay on top of my game."

Williams is also friends with Jerry Neuheisel, the son of Rick Neuheisel, from their days growing up in Seattle.

"Me and Jerry talked a lot and threw some together this week," said Williams.

With three verbal offers and plenty of time till he decides, Williams said he's hoping to see more offers come.

"Hopefully I'll have more offers and keep improving," said Williams. "And maybe as I get older, I'll get more. It's overwhelming, because just last year, I was sitting at home hoping to make varsity at Skyline. Now I'm getting offers. So it's all overwhelming. But I think it's helping me and the offers are just giving me motivation just to work harder."

And Williams should have plenty of interest in him over the next few years.

"It's very exciting to think about the future. I try to think about the present, but it's hard with what my future holds," said Williams.

Williams is expected to camp at the hometown school, Washington, this weekend, and then he'll be participating in passing league tournaments with the reigning state champion Spartans. He's also going to New Orleans next month for a passing tourney.

"I will be going to New Orleans for the NFL camp where we'll represent the Seahawks against teams from other NFL cities, and go down there and have fun," said Williams.

Williams was an all-camp selection at the Badger/New Level Pass Camp in Las Vegas, helping Washington to the finals. Last season, he helped the Spartans to an unbeaten season and a state championship and have over 100 yards receiving in their thrilling state championship win.


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