Another 2018 target is officially in the sights of the Texas Longhorns as a possible addition to the current class class, as Baton Rouge (La.) Dunham School jumbo athlete Mike Williams received his offer on Wednesday:
Blessed to receive an offer from The University of Texas#hookem. Also great in home visit with @washjwash pic.twitter.com/HJZZmiuq2u— mike williams (@MikeWilliams10_) January 17, 2018
The 6’2, 240-pounder plans on taking an official visit to Austin this weekend after traveling to Knoxville last weekend. Prior to Christmas, Williams visited LSU, so those two programs look like the biggest competition for Texas.
As a high school quarterback who plays at a lower classification in Louisiana, Williams boasts intriguing physical upside that earned him offers from SEC programs like Alabama, LSU, Ole Miss, Tennessee, and Texas A&M. Sound like any other defensive ends from Louisiana on the Longhorns roster?
Texas is recruiting Williams as a defensive end, making him one of two jumbo athletes currently targeted by the Longhorns — Alabama commit Vernon Jackson of Boling is the other. Jackson visited Austin last weekend.
With the ‘Horns surging in strong-side defensive end Daniel Carson’s recruitment and Williams and Jackson both in play, Texas is putting itself in position to close with one of those prospects.
Now the question is whether that belief proves too optimistic and, if not, which player chooses the Longhorns.