OU Checking in on Williams

Terrell Williams

Oklahoma prep star Terrell Williams is on the radars of several programs across the country. Now that he has a few offers and interested coaches are coming by the school daily, the Edison athlete wants to expand on his list of offers to have more college options. So, has Oklahoma been by to see him? Sooners Illustrated has the update.

Seems as though things have really picked up in recruiting for Edison (OK) Preparatory athlete Terrell Williams. Now that he holds five Division I offers, the Scout.com three-star athlete feels like this is just the beginning.

"Next week there will be a lot of coaches coming through here for spring practices," Williams said. "Hopefully I'll pull in more offers."

Right now, the 6-foot-3, 214-pound Williams holds offers from Ole Miss, Stanford, Arkansas, Northwestern, and Kansas State. But the word is that more schools may be offering soon, or just want a little more time to evaluate.

That is where he said things are with Oklahoma.

"Coach (Jackie) Shipp and I talked a couple of weeks ago. He is a really cool guy," Williams said. "He and my basketball coach are related so we talk a lot of basketball. He said that they are still evaluating me. They said that they like me both athletically and academically."

Athletically, there is no limit to what Williams can do. He has lined up at every skilled position on both sides of the ball, and has even played some defensive end. In the classroom, Williams has held a solid 3.8-3.9 GPA over the last couple of years.

"I understand that they need to evaluate me more because I play so many positions," Williams said. "My (high school) coach throws me in anywhere where I am needed. I also return punts and kickoffs. But, I think I should pull an offer from OU after the evaluation because I am an all-around player."

Williams said that Shipp told him to just "keep his ears open" while they continue evaluating. but no worries for Williams. Not only does he not have a favorite, but he is not in any rush to make a decision.

"I have no favorites. Everybody is even and all the same," Williams said. "I don't want to rush to a commitment because there are a lot of schools and coaching staffs I want to visit."

He also got word from his coach that schools like Michigan, Missouri, Colorado, Illinois, and Tennessee have been by or shown some recent interest. 

Being from Oklahoma there are a few factors that come into play when it comes to the in-state schools, and Williams has experienced this his entire life.

"Growing up in Oklahoma everybody loves the Sooners or the Cowboys," Williams said. "As an athlete from the state, you definitely dream about one day playing in the Bedlam game. It is really live and crazy."

So what's next for the Oklahoma prep star?

"I am going to visit schools and do some evaluating myself," Williams said. "I need to sit down with my parents and plan out all of the visits."

Williams was not sure where all he planned to go, but did say that he could more than likely make a trip to all of the schools that are within four hours from him. But he still plans to take things slow.

"I will make those (four hours or less trips), but with the others I'm not sure," Williams said. "This is a big decision and I want to take my time."

Williams is also planning to attend the Under Armour/Scout.com combine in Kansas City, MO on June 8. He already attended one at the Dallas Cowboys facility in late April.

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