UWs for Williams

Tacoma Baptist (WA) offensive tackle Walker Williams has six scholarship offers to his name, but it's hard to argue that nobody has shown him more constant attention than then Washington and Wisconsin.

MADISON – They are located in different parts of the country, play in difference conference with different styles and different philosophies. But the University of Washington and the University of Wisconsin both share similarities: they are both known to its fan base as UW and both of its coaching staffs want Tacoma Baptist (WA) offensive tackle Walker Williams.

A 6-foot-6, 330-pound three-star tackle ranked No.69 in the country by Scout com, Williams holds offers from Colorado, Eastern Washington, Oregon State, UCLA and Utah, but it's obvious to him that the two schools pushing for him the most right now are UWs Washington and Wisconsin.

Wisconsin has been one of Williams' first offers, extending a scholarship to him in the beginning of April, and has already visited the Badgers; a trip that came for Wisconsin's spring game at the end of April. Now Williams has planned a returned visit to Madison, as he will take his official visit for the Nebraska game on Oct.1.

"It works well in for my schedule because it's a night game and I'll have some time to get over there," Williams said. "I have a game the night before, so the late start will allow me to talk to some academic people and take another tour before the game. Plus, it's a great opponent to come see a game for."

Williams has also heard how impressive a game at Camp Randall Stadium can be, let alone a night game. Under head coach Bret Bielema, Wisconsin is 32-3 at home but the Badgers live for primetime, having won 26 of their last 29 games played at night and are 8-2 at home in night games since 1998.

"The coaches said it's a different kind of feeling you get," Williams said about what he knows about the night games. "People obviously love their football all over the country but in the Midwest, and especially in Madison, it's the only show in town. The players told me that if I was going to do an official visit that I should do a night game because they are the best ones to go to. I've already put that in my schedule."

Although the offer came later than expected, Washington has been active in recruiting Williams, so much so that he camped with the Huskies over the weekend. A general skills camp, Williams did offensive line work in the first session and defensive work in the second session, doing both well to show off his versatility.

"It went pretty well," Williams said. "I was planning on going to at least one UW camp even before they offered. I've been talking to them once a week or so, and the coaches have been sending me mail and emails. They weren't doing that before they had offered me, so there interest has really picked up."

Williams claims no favorites or leaders for his decision, but he visited Colorado on Thursday, camping at UCLA today and visiting to Washington Sunday to learn more about the schools. Wisconsin is also the only school Williams has scheduled an official visit to.

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