It’s a Big 12 battle for Lincoln (Neb.) North Star shooting guard Donovan Williams, who narrowed his list down to three schools on Monday — the Texas Longhorns, Kansas State Wildcats, and Oklahoma State Cowboys.
Williams, who last narrowed his list in late March, eliminated Kansas, Texas A&M, and Villanova from consideration, though the Aggies were the only one of those three programs to extend an offer to the 6’5, 190-pounder.
Next Monday, Williams will make his decision between his three finalists, a list that wasn’t particularly surprising given that he planned on taking official visits to all three schools before the coronavirus pandemic scuttled those plans.
Williams committed to home-state Nebraska early in the process, but decommitted in December after he began receiving more interest following the early signing period, including from Texas — the Longhorns have been evaluating Williams for some time, with head coach Shaka Smart and his staff taking several visits to see the consensus three-star prospect. However, even though Williams does hold an offer from Texas and there is a scholarship available for next year, local Austin-area phenom Greg Brown has that spot reserved for him if he wants to choose the Horns.
So nothing has fundamentally changed in the last several weeks regarding the Texas scholarship situation. With Brown trending towards his hometown school and with only a week remaining for a scholarship to open up for Williams, he’ll likely have to head elsewhere.