Husky Offer "Big" For 2016 In-State DE

2016 Tahoma (Kent, Wa.) DE Amandre Williams hauled in his first offer on Thursday when Washington defensive line coach Jeff Choate gave him a call and told him that the Huskies were extending a full-ride his way...

"I called coach Choate today and we talked and he told me that he liked the way I played the game and my motor and that he was offering me a scholarship," a happy Williams told "It was a huge relief and a blessing.

"It was really exciting for me."

So, with his "hometown" school having offered, was there any thought, this early in the recruiting process, for Williams to commit?

"No, I'm not even close to making my decision," Williams said. "I still want to go through the process and see different schools.

"There offer was the first though and that will always be special. It's big. It's a big, big offer for me. I am really excited about it."

In addition to his offer from the Huskies, Williams has been talking to several schools.

"Washington State and Oregon State are the ones that have been talking to me the most," Williams said. "Montana has talked to me a little bit and I've heard from Colorado State, Wyoming and Colorado a little bit too."

Williams was a mainstay at Washington games this season, spending a lot of time watching what the Huskies were doing and how the team was progressing under Chris Petersen and his staff.

"Yeah, I went to a bunch of games (at Husky Stadium)," Williams said. "You could definitely see the improvement and how hard they played. I really liked the defense a lot and I think, if I go there, I would end up fitting into their scheme pretty easily."

Williams said Choate told him he saw him playing the BUCK position with the Huskies and that suits him just fine.

"I like to rush the quarterback and that's what the BUCK does," Williams said.

Williams helped lead his team to a 6-4 record this season, playing both quarterback and outside linebacker/defensive end for the Bears. He threw for over 2,500 yards and 17 touchdowns while rushing for three more.

On defense, the talented two-way player had more than 60 tackles whith 7.5 sacks and 14.5 tackles-for-loss.

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