St. Louis Trinity Catholic 2019 athlete Isaiah Williams wanted to impress the Wisconsin coaching staff over the weekend, but he felt he missed an opportunity when he arrived late and missed his chance to run the 40-yard dash. It didn’t matter.
Showcasing his ability to run routes at a high level, Williams earned a scholarship offer from the Badgers.
“(Route running) is something I’ve been working on all my life,” Williams told BadgerNation. “I used to play wide receiver, so I just have been working on perfecting my craft.”
Williams was a popular target from the coaching staff, saying he got a chance to have a conversation with all the coaches in attendance. Not surprisingly, the two coaches he hit it off with the best was wide receiver coach Ted Gilmore and head coach Paul Chryst.
“I loved them,” Williams said. “You can tell you know what they are teaching, have a lot of knowledge and know the game.”
In addition to getting a good feel for the coaching staff, Williams and his head coach were impressed by the facilities and the campus.
“We took a little visit after the camp; it was nice,” Williams said. “We got some good food, and I loved the place. I felt comfortable.”
Wisconsin is the eighth offer for Williams, who has already been offered by Bowling Green, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa State, Memphis, Missouri and San Diego State.
Though he could project as a wide receiver or cornerback, Williams is a quarterback and defensive back at Trinity. As a freshman, he completed 58 percent of his passes for 1,467 yards, with 16 touchdowns and seven interceptions, and ran for 568 yards and seven more touchdowns. He said schools are recruiting him as an athlete.
“I am kind of surprised but I have been working for this,” Williams said. “I’m just happy to receive them.”
Planning to camp at Oklahoma State before being done for the summer, Williams is excited to take the things he’s learned over the summer and start applying it to his game in the fall.
“(The offers are) going to build confidence going into the season,” Williams said. “As the year goes down, I’m going to narrow my list down.”