November 9, 2012
Athlete Tyler Williams cranking up his recruiting
Athlete Tyler Williams has locked down five offers that include San Diego State, Army, Colorado, Air Force and Yale
The Oro (Ariz.) Ironwood Ridge High School prospect is a solid athlete whose productivity has college recruiters projecting him at various roles at the next level. seems to excel no matter what position he is called upon to play.
So where exactly are colleges projecting the versatile Williams playing at the next level? "San Diego State and Yale I believe want to use me on the defensive side," adds the 5-foot-11, 180 athlete. "I know Army was talking about me playing a little quarterback and I think Air Force was talking about some running back or receiver. Each school appears to have a different plan."
So does Williams have a position preference" "I don't ... I just want to help whichever school I decide to go to," he declared. "I just want to help the team."
Needless to say, the Army coaching staff is hoping that the team is the one wearing the Black & Gold and that they have the same level of success with Williams as they have demonstrated with the verbal commitment from 3-star OL Patrick Joseph and defensive end Andrew McLean. Like Williams, both West Coast players had offers from Air Force, along other multiple offers but are solid commits to the Black Knights.
Williams is starting to move more aggressively in the recruiting mode, although he admits that giving 100% effort remains contingent upon the balance of his football season which is now in playoff mode.
"I have visits set up to Army, Yale and trying to get one set up for Air Force and San Diego State I believe," he adds.
"I'm just trying to find out as much as I can about each of the universities before I start picking and choosing. I think that the visits will really help separate and help let me know what I really want to do. So I'm kind of waiting on that and for my season to end. Once the season ends, I will start giving it some more thought, but I haven't had a lot of time to think about it because I've been pretty busy with my football season, school and stuff like that."
Of course, this past weekend, Williams was provided with an opportunity to see Army and Air Force go head to head in their annual encounter ... so what was Williams' assessment of the action and the game itself? "Unfortunately, I was unable to watch the Army-Air Force game, but I did see the results and read about it," he says.
"Right now, I would say that Army and Yale are recruiting me the hardest out of all the schools," explains Williams.
"Honestly, I am kind have the same interest level with all the schools right now, San Diego State, Army, Yale and Air Force."
But Williams still has work to do with his own squad, who finished the regular season 9-1. "We had the 3-seed so we won last week and we have a home game on Friday," he shared. "We play Apollo (10-1) from Glendale."
On the season, Williams who runs Ironwoods spread offense at quarterback has accumulated for 1,176 yards on 78/122 passing. While on the ground, where the athletic Williams is equally as effective, he has rushed for 784 yards on 114 carries and 11 touchdowns.
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