Williams Back From Seattle

<b>Paul Williams</b> is a 6-2, 185-pound receiver prospect from Avenal, California and the brother of former Husky safety Curtis Williams. And like his older brother, the <b>University of Washington</b> is taking an active role in pursuing Paul's talents, but up to this weekend the Husky coaches hadn't put forth a scholarship offer. Did they give Williams the ride he was looking for?

"I had a good trip," Paul told Dawgman.com this morning. "Coach (Chuck) Heater was at the airport to meet us and then we went to dinner at Daniel's broiler. Man, there was so much to eat all weekend."

Paul Arnold was Paul's host. "He's a funny guy," Williams said. "He just talked to me about how the younger players on the team get a chance to play if you're ready." Paul checked out Arnold and the other receivers at practice. "Man, that indoor facility is nice! I was checking them out, seeing where I fit in."

John Pettas showed Williams all he needed to know about his role in the Huskies' offense. "We watched film and he showed me the x's and o's of their offense. My style is a lot like Reggie Williams' - a bigger, physical receiver. He showed me their passing tree was set and different things, like hot routes. He was schooling me, that's for sure. Coach Pettas seemed like a cool coach to play for. He took the time to teach me things."

There was one main highlight to Paul's trip. "We went to the locker room and they had our lockers all set up. The coaches were like, 'Open them up!', and inside was a Washington jersey that had 'Williams' on the back with the number 2. I was just shocked when I saw it. It was like, 'WOW'."

Paul talked to Coach Nueheisel yesterday morning. "We went to his house for breakfast and he said a lot of the same things Paul was telling me about younger players playing. He said, 'Come up and get ready to play for the big prize,' meaning a BCS championship."

Neuheisel stopped short of offering Paul a scholarship. "Well, they kept telling me little things like, 'Come on up and big a Dawg,' but they never really offered me," he said. I think they might at some point down the road." Paul already has a standing offer from Fresno State. "I'm undecided but leaning towards Washington if they offered me."

Now that Paul is back at home, he's getting advice from all the Williamses, especially C-Dub. "He gives me advice about everything," Paul said with a laugh. "I'm going over there right now to talk to him." Has Curtis talked to Paul about recruiting? "Yeah. He just told me to go to wherever makes me happy."

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