Cougs offer physical WR during visit

A PHYSICAL TYPE of receiver, one who can outmuscle corners, would fit in nicely at Washington State. One who fits that description was in Pullman this weekend on an official visit and spent the weekend with a smile on his face the whole time. He also came to WSU without an offer, but he had a full ride from the Cougars by the time he left town.

Kristoff Williams (6-2, 205) out of Antioch, Calif., has gone from under the radar at the beginning of this season to seeing his stock climb considerably higher as his senior season video was mailed out.

He came away from his Washington State visit beaming.

"I loved it out there," said Williams.

"Definitely the highlights were meeting the players and coaches, and seeing the facilities -- they're awesome...They're definitely building up out there, they should have some good seasons in the next couple years."

WILLIAMS, ALSO AN outstanding student, was the Bay Valley Athletic League MVP this season, quarterbacking Deer Valley High to a league championship and undefeated regular season while pulling double duty on defense.

He reportedly has rushed for 710 yards and 11 TD's on 80 carries, completed 29 of 54 passes for 610 yards and another four touchdowns, caught three passes for 150 hashes with two going for scores and returned 12 punts for 156 yards. He also posted 20 tackles on defense and for good measure, served as the team's punter.

The Cougars like him at wide receiver, as do most of the schools recruiting him.

"I met with all the coaches but they want to use me at receiver so I met most with the receivers coach, (Mike Levenseller), he's a really cool guy," said Williams.

THE BOOK ON Williams -- a physical wide receiver who can get off the press, and someone who can outmuscle corners.

At 6-2, 205 pounds, he's the type of playmaker who can not only go up and get a fade route but can also physically beat a corner on the slant.

And then when they're not catching the ball, physical wide receivers in the running game, serving as blockers, are often the difference between a short run and a big gain.

Although he said he was thrilled with receiving an offer from the Cougs, Williams said he has two more trips scheduled in January that he wants to take before making his decision. He'll also have some in-home visits in the near future, including one from Washington State.

"They're going to come down and meet my mom," said Williams.

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