April 13, 2008

Williams sends his test scores to Texas staff

If the recruiting process as a whole is a combination of peaks and valleys served up on a full 365-day calendar, then Abilene (Texas) linebacker Chris Williams is quietly going through one of those valleys.

With the first barrage of junior days, early offers and spring practice visits, the first few months on the calendar often feel like a roller coaster. Still, there's a period of time in early April when a lull starts to take over.

Things will certainly pick back up in a few weeks when the spring evaluation process is in high gear, but for now, a sense of normalcy has returned.

"It's been a little quiet around here lately," Williams said. "There are some schools that are showing interest, there are some that haven't been showing some interest and there are some that are showing interest, but I'm not sure how much interest they have."

One school that probably falls into the final category is Texas. While the Longhorns continue to put the final touches on a sensational 2009 class, Williams still isn't sure where he stands.

"They receive my sat scores last week and they were high enough for an offer," Williams said. "They know that they can count on me. I haven't talked with them since they got the scores last Monday. "

With offers from Tennessee, TCU, New Mexico, Texas Tech, Baylor, Arizona, LSU, Oklahoma, Texas A&M, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma State and Kansas, Williams will have his choice of just about any school in the country.

At this point its anyone's game.

"They are all just out there," Williams said. "There are some schools that I've thought about and I have some in mind, but everyone is even."

While Williams looks forward to the recruiting process picking up added steam, he's currently focused on the start of spring drills, which begin later this month.

"We start April 23rd and the first two practices are shorts and helmets, but after that next Monday, we'll be in pads," Williams said. "It's getting to be that time of the year. We're starting to play seven-on-seven and we're starting to look forward to putting on the pads. We're not going to hurt each other, but we're looking forward to the contact."

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