Hutchinson DE still committed to Kansas State

Back in February of 2009, current Hutchinson DE Meshak Williams (6-3, 230) signed with Kansas State, but was unable to qualify. Now, after a big season for the Blue Dragons as a freshman last fall, he's re-committed to the Wildcats and expects to enroll there in January...

Williams was a standout prep at Worth County High School in Sylvester, Georgia and after some careful consideration of a lot of offers, he decided Kansas State was the school for him.

"Early on, I thought I would only go to a big-time football program, like a nationally known one," Williams told "Then I visited Kansas State and it was just the perfect fit for me.

"The coaches were great, they really cared about the players and the program there plays big-time football. I really liked their defense and how aggressive they play. It was the right choice for me."

After failing to qualify, Kansas State placed Williams at Hutchinson, allowing him to focus on school and football and the ability to get ready for January of 2011 when he will arrive in Manhattan (Ks.).

"The coaches say a lot of schools are recruiting me, but I'm sold on Kansas State and they haven't told me who is recruiting me anyway," Williams said. "(The Kansas State coaches) believed in me and what I could do. They want me still and I want to honor my word about going there."

Last season, on one of the better JUCO programs in the country, Williams was a game-changer, posting 12 sacks, 67 tackles and 19 tackles-for-loss from his weakside defensive end position.

"I can rush the quarterback, that's what I do best," Williams said. "I'm mainly a speed rusher, but I've been working on my moves and my using my hands better.

"I know at the next level I will need to be better at stopping the run, so that's been my focus this offseason and will be through the summer too. I want to get stronger in my lower body and get my technique better so I can play the run better."

Besides his impressive size, Williams is also very strong, putting up 375 pounds on the bench press, and a great athlete, posting a 4.59 forty time this spring.

Williams will graduate with his AA degree in December and he'll have three years to play two once he arrives at Kansas State.

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