Big-Time DT Mike Williams Talks Texas

DT Mike Williams

Head coach Charlie Strong held his first Under the Lights camp at Texas this past Friday, and it came off without a hitch. While numerous big-time prospects from the class of 2015 were in attendance, they were not the only stars of the night.

Mike Williams is a 6-foot-3, 275-pound defensive tackle in the class of 2016. The Fort Worth (TX) All Saints Episcopal interior linemen visited Texas and walked away impressed.

"It was good," Williams said. "I know everybody here; they got talent, and they can play. The coaches stayed on us, so it was good to get this work in."

Defensive line coach Chris Rumph is one of the most animated, outgoing coaches you will find in the college game. High school coaches, players and families gravitate to coach Rumph. He demands effort and players give him maximum effort or they don't play.

"He just wanted effort," Williams said. "I am used to coaches wanting effort. Even if you can't do anything just put the effort in and they will be happy. He told me if I get stuck just go through the chest. I had a pretty good experience doing that if the first move didn't work."

The amount of schools showing Williams interest and offers is very impressive for a player with two year's left of high school football.

"Penn State is showing interest, Stanford, Oklahoma and Houston," Williams said. "Right now Texas Tech, Tulsa, Michigan, UCLA, Kansas State, Oklahoma State, TCU and SMU have offered."

Numerous factors go into the decision-making process for recruits and their families. For Mike Williams, even though he has time to make this decision he will take two important factors under consideration.

"I want a school that thinks I can play early and one my mom wants," Williams said. "I want a school to take care of me like All Saints does. That's what I want."

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