Texas Longhorns offensive tackle Connor Williams not only started as a true freshman in 2015, he was named a freshman All-American.
Williams was the 65th-ranked OT in the 2015 class by ESPN, but didn't let that stop him from having an outstanding season. Now a rising sophomore, the 6-5, 283-pound lineman made an appearance on the Longhorn Network to talk about the 2016 season and the incoming recruiting class.
Williams said his relatively low ranking "really set a fire in my stomach" and made him understand that rankings aren't everything. An early enrollee, he made sure not to look at the news and instead put his head down and worked hard.
The 'Horns offensive line included another true freshman last season in Patrick Vahe. In his own LHN appearance, Vahe said starting as a freshman could be scary at times. Williams said there were butterflies in his stomach too when he started the first game against Notre Dame.
Williams also touched on the new offense under coordinator Sterlin Gilbert, saying it will have a lot more tempo and be a lot quicker than it was last season. Watch the full clip above.