September 9, 2009
Williams gets first offer following big game
If you were one of the multitude of spectators watching Euless (Texas) Trinity dismantle Utah powerhouse Bingham High School either in person at Arlington's Cowboy Stadium or at home on television, then you probably came away assuming that 2011 running back Tevin Williams already has a host of scholarship offers.
After rushing for over 200 yards and three touchdowns against a very formidable opponent, Williams certainly proved that he is an elite back. However prior to the game, Williams had no scholarship offers to his credit, either verbal or written. It looks as though at least one coaching staff was paying attention though.
One day after Williams' performance, the home-state program of the school he ran through and around has reached out to the speedster. On Tuesday, Utah offered him a scholarship.
"This morning they had contacted my dad while I was at school and they made the offer through him," Williams said. "When I got off from school he called me."
Utah is a program that has had as much success as any school in recent seasons and Williams is certainly familiar with the program and its exploits.
"I'm interested in any program that offers me a scholarship," he said. "I know a lot about Utah. I've seen them play and I like the way they play.
"I was excited to get the offer. I was just glad to get that first one and I'm really about to work hard so I can get more offers under my belt."
Sept. 1 is the first day that schools are allowed to officially offer or contact prospects in the class of 2011. Since that day, Utah is the first program that has directly contacted Williams. With more performances like the show he put on at the Labor Day event, Williams can expect many more schools to follow suit.
"It was great," he said of the game. "It was good how nice the stadium was and how big it was. You couldn't help but enjoy it. Being on national TV had a lot to do with [my performance]. You didn't want to look bad and you've gotta go out and perform your best.
"I think I had a decent game, I was glad with how I went out and performed. I just wanted to show the nation how good of a player I am."
Williams will continue to get that opportunity. The next two weeks, Euless Trinity faces Cedar Hill and Allen, two of the top programs in Texas. Williams will likely be ready.
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