Williams talks UT visit

Three-star OT Connor Williams

The first part of Texas’ big recruiting weekend has wrapped up.

While no commitment was given, the Longhorns did improve their standing with three-star offensive tackle Connor Williams (Coppell, Texas).

“It was a great visit,” said Williams, the No. 38 offensive tackle overall. “I saw everything I wanted to see and got to talk to all of the coaches.”

Williams has been a frequent visitor to UT over the last few years while his sister went to school there. He said that he’s been twice in a recruiting capacity since Charlie Strong took over.

With him having already seen much of the campus, Williams was keyed in to a few specifics on this visit.

“I just wanted to see the facilities and the coaches, and see if I fit there the best,” he said. “I think I could see myself there.”

One of the main reasons Williams would be choosing the Longhorns would be because of Joe Wickline and the opportunities that would come with being coached up by one of the top offensive line coaches in the country.

Williams noticed early on in the visit that Wickline’s reputation was right on point.

“Wickline is a solid coach,” he said. “He is an honest, technical guy and is really good at what he does.”

The Longhorns, by no means, are hurting with offensive line depth in their 2015 class – four are on board right now – but would like to add Williams to the fold in part because of the versatility he brings. He was actually a tight end for Coppell last season; he’ll play left tackle this season.

But there are certain schools out there that like him enough at tight end like Michigan, Colorado and Colorado State.

Williams said he didn’t have a preference where he plays but that the experience at TE will help him become a more polished offensive lineman.

In addition to Texas and those three schools looking at him at TE, Williams also has offers from Akron, Arizona State, Arkansas, Baylor, Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas State, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Missouri, Nebraska, North Texas, Northwestern, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Oregon, Purdue, Stanford, TCU, Texas Tech, Tulsa, UCLA, and Wake Forest.

Aside from UT, Williams has taken visits to Georgia, UCLA, Oregon, Stanford, Oklahoma and Ohio State.

Right now he doesn’t have an exact timetable for a commitment in mind but does want to take some official visits beforehand.

“When you know, you know,” he said.

He wouldn’t divulge a list of top schools but did say the Longhorns “are near the top.”

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