A day after extending an offer to Port Arthur Memorial all-purpose back Kameron Martin, the Texas Longhorns extended an offer to another smaller, speedy prospect, Houston King's Trayveon Williams:
This Is Seriously A Real Blessing Just Received An Offer From University Of Texas #BleedOrange #Longhorns #UT pic.twitter.com/w9ZLYEmvtW— Trayveon Williams (@TrayveonW) February 18, 2015
The 5'9, 180-pounder is a consensus high three-star prospect ranked as the No. 345 prospect overall, the No. 6 all-purpose back, and the No. 46 player in Texas.
Like Martin, Williams has an impressive offer list -- Arizona State, Colorado, Colorado State, Indiana, Kansas State, Louisiana-Lafayette, Minnesota, Missouri, Navy, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, SMU, TCU, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, and Tulsa.
The Longhorns, Horned Frogs, and the Aggies seemingly have the lead in his recruitment. And it could come down to a Texas-Texas A&M battle if Williams has interest in the Horns -- he named the Aggies his leader after picking up his offer at a late-January Junior Day.
However, don't count out Gary Patterson's program:
At the Houston NFTC in 2014, Williams posted solid numbers, running a 4.65 40-yard dash, posting a 4.71 shuttle time, and registering a 34.4-inch vertical leap. Based on his 40 time and vertical leap, he's likely capable of running a much better shuttle time.
On the field as a junior, Williams had an absolutely monster season, running for 2391 yards on 240 carries and scoring 25 touchdowns on the ground. Through the air, he added 20 receptions for 411 yards and five more touchdowns.
The highlights for Williams are reminiscent of another Houston-area playmaker with almost exactly the same name -- former Aggie Trey Williams. This Williams is also explosive in the open field, with the capability of stepping or jumping through arm tackles at his ankles to produce big plays.
Balance and leg strength also conspire to make him difficult to tackle. He leg drives through one defender with a hold of his jersey on one long run and can manage to keep his feet when taking glancing blows.
The top-end speed of Williams and his ability to change directions in a phone booth aren't elite, but there's something about his ability to simply find the end zone in whatever way he can that makes him exceptionally intriguing as a prospect.