Williams takes in Husky practice

On Thursday the Washington Husky football coaches continued to run their charges through the first week of fall camp, but they also played host to a visitor -- Skyline (Sammamish, Wa.) WR Kasen Williams -- who is already one of the most highly sought-after prospects in the country and he's only going to be a junior this fall. How did the visit go? Read on to find out...

"Oh it was great, really exciting," Williams told Dawgman.com as he was heading home from Washington's two-hour workout. "I mean, you can see how intense and energetic the coaches are and how up-tempo everything is.

"It was really intense. The guys were hitting hard and they were just in shoulder pads and helmets. I can tell the difference over what it has been there.

"I haven't seen any other fall camps, but when I've been coached up at some of the camps I've gone to at the different schools, the coaches there have told me they are coaching us exactly how they coach their players and from being at their camp this summer to watching it today, U-Dub's practice is very impressive what they get their players to do. I was really impressed."

Williams' parents both attended the University of Washington and his father was a Husky football player in the 80's. Even with his ties to the program and relative close location, the talented wideout is focused on being methodical in narrowing down his favorites list.

"I visited a few schools this summer," Williams said. "I visited Florida and Georgia Tech -- they offered me two days ago -- and both of them were great and it showed me what the culture of football is like in that part of the country."

Williams took in a day of Florida's 'Friday Night Lights' football camp three weeks ago and said he was impressed by the amount of talent that was on hand.

"Someone told me that out of the top 150 prospects in the country, they had 50 there that night so there were some really, really good players I was going up against," Williams said. "I felt I could have done better in the one-on-ones, but I felt like I did really well in the position drills.

"When I was (in Gainsville) I got to go into the football offices and they let us watch the Gators' highlight film and it was amazing, just really impressive and I just got to see the area and see what it was like.

"At Georgia Tech, I had lunch with (head coach Paul) Johnson and he talked about a lot of different things. I really like Georgia Tech because if Calvin Johnson is from your program, it means a lot because if he can have success there in that offense, then I feel like I could."

Williams noted that he hasn't begun to narrow things down and new offers and contacts are being made all the time, but he did say these visits are going a long way in helping him narrow his focus a little.

"After I visited each school, I would sit down and make a 'pros and cons' list," Williams said. "Then I would go over it with my family and just see what I'm looking for and then matching that up against what my visit was like."

Williams and his Skyline teammates begin camp on Wednesday next week and they open the season against Oregon power Jesuit on Saturday, December 5th.

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