May 28, 2009
Houston lands three-star commitment
Just a few short days ago three-star defensive tackle Rodney Williams was without an official scholarship offer. Now suddenly the talented Dallas (Texas) Skyline lineman knows where he will be attending college.
The Houston Cougars were Williams' first scholarship offer and on Thursday, Williams confirmed that he has committed to play for Coach Sumlin and his staff.
"I just wanted to tell you before I went out to our spring game that I'm a Cougar," Williams said on Thursday afternoon.
In making such an early decision, there was one overriding factor that really left an impression on Williams and that was his growing relationship with Houston defensive line coach Jim Jeffcoat.
"Just talking it over with my family and coaches, it was just a good fit for me especially just learning from Jim Jeffcoat because he played at the top level and he was successful," he said. "Talking it over with my coaches and everything they were just telling me that he was a good person and I've talked to him and know that he's a good person and it was a good fit for me."
Williams will be visiting the Houston campus for the first time on June 16th but he didn't need the visit to know that he was ready to be a Cougar.
"When you get that feeling, it just fits," he said.
Not only is Williams ready to be a Cougar but he is also ready to help the program continue to raise expectations and he has one specific goal in mind.
"It feels good to know where I'm going," he said. "I'm going to the University of Houston and I plan to win a BCS Bowl when I get down there. In a couple more years we're going to win one."
Williams becomes the sixth FBS commitment already in the loaded 2010 class at Dallas Skyline High School.
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