Newcomer Profile: Krys Williams

Today's football newcomer profile examines Texas defensive back Krys Williams.

Krys Williams
Defensive Back, 5-10, 160 lbs., 4.4
Mesquite High, Mesquite, Texas

All-state defensive back for the Mesquite High Skeeters and head coach Steve Halpin ... played defensive back and wide receiver at Mesquite but will be a cornerback at WVU ... 53 tackles and six interceptions along with 18 catches for 381 yards as a senior

Team went 15-0 winning the Class 5A state championship and the district title ... three-year all-district and the district sophomore of the year ... PrepStar all-region ... Mesquite teammate Brandon Douglas also committed to WVU but changed his mind in the final days and wound up signing with Texas Tech

One of three players in West Virginia's Class of 2002 from the state of Texas, along with Ennis receiver Broderic Jones and Allen receiver J.T. Perry … recruited by current WVU co-defensive coordinator Todd Graham, who used to be the head coach at Allen (Texas) High … basketball and track letterman ... will major in kinesiology ... son of Renee Elder Williams and Cedric Elder.

What Rich Rodriguez says: "Krys Williams was an all-state defensive back at Mesquite High School. Mesquite won the 5A state championship in Texas, and they had several guys go Division I. We think Krys is a guy who can make a tremendous impact at cornerback for us. He runs well, is a competitor and a tough guy."

What Herb Hand says: "Krys Williams is a very good cover corner. He's a little undersized, but he's got great speed and really good cover skills. He comes from a great high school program in Texas. He has got to put on a little weight and get stronger, but he's got the ability to be an excellent cornerback."

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