Waco Connally wide receiver Israel Williams had a good impression of UNT long before he came to the first stop of the Mean Green’s summer camps tour at Apogee Stadium this week.
What he saw only reinforced those impressions.
“I really enjoyed the coaching staff and the facilities when I came up for the satellite camp,” Williams said. “I got to learn some cool things and found out what I need to work on with my footwork.”
UNT offered Williams, a 6-foot, 168-pound senior a scholarship about three weeks ago. UNT cornerbacks coach LaMarcus Hicks is recruiting Williams, who can play in the slot and also on the outside. Here are his Hudl highlights.
UNT is the only school that has offered Williams a scholarship thus far, although UTSA, Indiana and New Mexico are showing interest.
Williams was a second-team All-District 17-3A selection last season, when he caught 21 passes for 700 yards and 10 touchdowns, even though he played on a team that primarily ran the ball.
“We weren’t really a passing team before,” Williams said. “We are going to open it up more this year, which may give me some more opportunities.”
Williams had a chance to prepare for those opportunities during UNT’s camp, when he worked with Mike Grant, the Mean Green’s wide receivers coach.
Williams enjoyed his time at UNT, and particularly working with Grant, but is in no hurry to commit.
“I don’t have a timeline,” Williams said. “I am waiting to see what my options will be.”
Mean Green blog recruiting series
OL Creighton Barr, Flower Mound Marcus
DB Niko Small, Arlington Bowie
OL Shane Block, Yukon, Okla.
OL Ken Marks, Beaumont Central
OL Rowdy Clark, Denton
OL Judd Terry, Denton
CB Jerbrell Lipscomb, Navasota
LB Diamon Cannon, Killeen Shoemaker
DE Sam Miller, Canton
WR Jarvis Baxter, Trinity Valley JC
DT Motekiai Maile, Tyler JC ———————– Committed to Oklahoma State
CB Taylor Robinson, Keller Central
OL Joseph Gonzales, Waco
OL Matt Hiter, Argyle
LB Jordan Williams, Paris
OL Erik McCoy, Lufkin
OL Riley Daniel, Ringling, Okla.
DL RD Wegmann, Wichita Falls Rider
OL Evan Curl, Flower Mound
ATH Keith Washington, Brazoswood
OL Kaden Jackson, Kingfisher (Okla.)High
LB Angelo Garbutt, Lewisville Hebron
LB Clay Holford, Lewisville Hebron
ATH Billy McCrary, Leander Rouse —————————– Committed to SMU
QB Chris Riddle, University Christian, Jacksonville, Fla.
CB Nafees Lyon, Charlotte (N.C.) Mallard Creek
DL Carl Thompson, Guyer
OL Beau Hott, Plano
WR Akile Davis, DeSoto
ATH Jonathan Giles, Fort Bend Elkins ———— Committed to Texas Tech
OL Clayton Woods, Highland Park
DL Keenan Kelly, Cedar Grove, Ga.