Williams returns from Seattle

<b>Kyle Williams</b> is a 6-7, 270-pound offensive lineman from Highland Park High School in Dallas, Texas, and the big man from the Lone Star State had some business to attend to up in the Great Northwest, namely an official visit to the <b>University of Washington</b>.

"It was pretty much what I expected," Williams told Dawgman.com tonight. "Except for the food. I didn't expect that much food. Anything you want, order it. That was unexpected."

So how did the trip begin? "They picked us up and went to the Space Needle and had lunch there with most of the coaches," he said. "It was fun. There was some good food there. Then we went to the school and walked around the campus. We took a tour of the facilities - weight room, training room, things like that. Then we went back to the hotel and got ready for dinner. We went to the Metropolitan Grill. Pretty much the whole time, food was not a problem. There was a lot of it."

Kyle's host was quarterback Casey Paus. "He was a great guy," Kyle said of the Husky signal-caller. "He is kind of like me, a low-key guy. We got along great. We went out with the other players and they had nothing but good things to say about the program. And those are the guys that are going to tell you the truth. That was good to hear from them."

And highlights? Really, there was one that Williams instantly talked about. "The coaching staff," he said. "I talked to all of them and liked every single one of them. They were awesome. It's one very good coaching staff. I met with Coach Myers and he showed me what it would be working in practice and things like that and certain plays and stuff that he teaches. But just the coaches, the players. The stadium too. I've been here before so I've seen it, but it was neat how Coach Neuheisel had our jerseys with our names and numbers on them and they had us run out of the tunnel. That was great.""

Kyle also enjoyed going to Coach Neuheisel's house. "We went to his house this morning," he said. "All the coaches were there and his family. That was neat."

Coach Neuheisel never put the vise grips on Kyle when it came to talking about a commitment. "No, actually," he said when asked if there was any pressure to decide. "There was no pressure at all. They didn't talk about it much at all. They just said that they want me to go on my trip to USC. They didn't say anything bad about it."

Did Williams' visit to Washington change anything when it comes to the race between the Huskies and USC for his verbal commitment? "I can't really answer that without visiting USC yet," he said. "Just have to wait and see."

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