Williams Looks Outside of Texas

Euless (Tex.) Trinity running back Tevin Williams, who is 6-0 and 190 pounds, is going outside of the state of Texas to check out other programs. He talked to us about what he has going on and where he is headed...

In some situations, you have to just deal with the cards you are dealt.

If there were anyone who is in that position it would be Euless Trinity running back Tevin Williams. After a phenomenal sophomore year, Williams was slated to be a Top 5 back in the Lone Star State.

And while the 6-foot, 188-pound Williams is still a four-star Scout.com recruit, he has seen his recruitment take a hit, especially after he took one in the knee during the regular season game against L.D. Bell.

"When he got hurt, that killed it for him. He took that hit on the knee as he was going out of bounds and tore his ACL," Travis Mosley, Tevin's father said. "He played in seven games and got hurt just before the playoffs started."

But there is still a lot of promise in the situation. One thing that the family has been paying attention to is the overload of backs within the state borders. And though Williams holds a lone offer from Utah for the time being there are several programs that are waiting to see him at full speed.

Interestingly enough, most of the highly recruiting is going on out-of-state.

"I have been paying attention, most of the schools in state have the back, or backs they want," Mosley said. "Either that, or they have a lot of backs already on campus. I think there may be only one school that may still have a spot and that is Texas Tech. But even they picked up Kenny Williams.

"Texas has offered its guys and are waiting on them and all the other schools have their guy, or they have what they need already."

No worries for Williams though. With the amount of talented backs in Texas this year, there will be plenty to go around. And it's obvious that the national programs recognize this as well.

Williams, who rushed for 822 yards and 10 touchdowns last season, has already attended junior days at Houston, SMU and Oklahoma State, but there is a host of other programs in line to check him out in spring training.

"LSU, Duke and UCLA are all recruiting him in two sports, football and track," Mosley said. "Arizona and Notre Dame both said as soon as they see him run that they will offer."

Aside from the schools mentioned, Kansas State, Nebraska, Stanford and Kansas are also actively recruiting Williams. And while recovery is just right around the corner in May, that has not stopped the family from being proactive in the process.

In fact, there is a three-city West Coast tour taking place next month.

"Right now we are planning to get out to Utah, UCLA and USC," Mosley said. "This weekend (April 2) we are going to Utah. And, April 15-17, we will be in California stopping by UCLA and USC. All seem promising for him."

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