March 15, 2009
One of 2011's best eyes the Longhorns
When Round Rock Stony Point made their deep run in the state playoffs a season ago, one of the X-factors for them was a small, but dynamic sophomore that specialized in providing the big-play.
There were the eight touches for 108 yards and a score against Dallas Skyline in the regional quarterfinals.
There was the 76-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in the regional final against Garland.
There were the catches in the fourth quarter that almost helped Stony Point knock off Allen in state semi-finals.
As the season dragged on, Stephen Williams evolved from a young player trying to find his role to a key piece of the puzzle for one of the state's most physically talented teams. In the process, he's emerged as one of the state's top skill players in the Class of 2011.
According to Williams, who is the cousin of current Texas stating cornerback Aaron Williams, the hope is that the 2008 season is a stepping stone for both the team and himself.
Last year we showed that we can do anything," Williams said. "If we set out minds to it and work hard for it, we can accomplish everything that we want. We're working hard to get to that spot and do better. Last year just set the mark for what we can do at Stony Point."
After catching 50 passes for 647 yards and four touchdowns, while adding 355 yards and three touchdowns on the ground, the 5-9, 175-pound Williams is expecting to continue his all-purpose contributions for the Stony Point offense.
"I think it'll be a combination of the two (positions)," Williams said. "I hope to catch a lot of passes and a lot of runs."
In the meantime, Williams is focused on the track season, as he's beginning his second straight season on the varsity team.
"The 100 and 200 are the main are the ones that I focus on," William said. "My personal goals in track are with the relays. I want to help take the relay team to state. I'm kind of just now working back into track."
As far as recruiting is concerned, Williams is looking forward to the process, but it's not something that he's ready to jump head first into.
"It's been going through my head, but I'm focused on what's going right now," Williams said. "I'm just trying to stay healthy and get faster. All of this stuff will come the way I want if I just work hard."
If you're looking for a possible early favorite once the recruiting process heats up, the proximity and family connections at Texas will be tough to ignore.
"A lot of people think that UT is the place for me and I agree with that," Williams said. "Texas A&M is also a school that I have a lot of interest in and there are others schools that I like. But, Texas is the place to be these days."
Williams will attend the TCU Nike Camp next month and he also plans on attending a couple of summer camps, including Texas'.
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