Cali scoring machine high on Cougs

HE RECENTLY TOOK an official visit to Washington State and came away beaming about all things Cougars. Out on the high school football field, his team is trying to end a 10-year playoff drought and he's been lighting it up. Take one game, for example, where he scored three touchdowns before the offense ever touched the ball.

WR Dominique Williams (6-4, 190) out of Pomona, Calif. came away impressed with the WSU coaching staff while in Pullman this past weekend. He said he spent the most time with coaches Paul Wulff, Rich Rasmussen and Mike Levenseller. And as far as potential future position coaches go, Williams had a lot to say about Levy.

"He's a great coach, oh!" said Williams, out of Garey High. "The way he has receivers change direction, the way their routes are, oh! He's a coach who seems like he can really take players to the next level.

"Instead of making them become good, he can make them become great."

Williams has been offered by WSU, Utah, Boise State, Colorado State, Fresno State, San Diego State.

"It went good, I loved the community," said Williams of the weekend. "I really liked the condition the football team is in. The coaches were great, the players made me feel at home. They all really made me feel at home. The team was just always together, they showed a bond."

The Cougs lost to No. 2 Oregon while he was there but the Cougars were better than forecast -- the game was closer, and in doubt longer, than many projected.

"That game, wow. I was really surprised by that because they had a chance to beat Oregon. It was just too many penalties and mistakes. But what it showed me was that Washington State was becoming a better team. I think in a couple years there, they're going to be contenders for the Pac-10 title," said Williams.

WILLIAMS HAS been a scoring machine for Garey (4-3, 1-2) this season. Official reception and yardage stats weren't available at press time but his touchdowns were. Last year, he had 10 TDs. He might double that by the time the '10 regular season ends.

"I've already got 14 touchdowns, woo-hoo!" said Williams, who has returned four to the house via kickoff and punt returns. In one game, Williams took a 99-yard kickoff return back and then returned the first two punts 55 and 80 yards for scores.

After that, the Garey offense took the field for the first time. The game ended up a 49-0 blowout win.

It's not as if opponents are unaware of him, either. He says he's been fighting triple coverage.

"And when I say triple coverage, I mean linebackers try to press me, corners try to press me and I still have a safety coming over the top," said Williams.

AS GREAT AS the trip to Washington State was, Williams said he doesn't anticipate making a decision anytime soon.

"I'm just trying to weigh all my options," he said.

In case you missed the CF.C post on The Luxury Suites earlier, future Cougar QB Cody Clements got another star next to his name this week. He is now rated three stars and the No. 61 quarterback in the nation. Click the link above for Brandon Huffman's thoughts on Clements and more.

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