February 17, 2009

TCU after DFW lineman

Corinth (TX) Lake Dallas has steadily become one of the better class 4A schools in the DFW area. The Falcons posted a 7-4 record in 2008, but three of those losses were by a combined 11 points.

Along with the success on the football field, Lake Dallas has been a stop for college recruiters in recent years as well. While dual-threat quarterback James Franklin leads the high powered offense, it's his blocker up front who is receiving the most recruiting buzz thus far. Offensive lineman Daryl Williams is entering his third year on the varsity for the Falcons and is regarded as one of the top linemen in the Lone Star state.

The massive 6-foot-6, 265-pounder earned first-team district 5-4A honors in 2008 and is getting interest from several early on.

"I have offers from Kansas, Texas Tech, Baylor, and TCU might offer," he said. "Missouri and maybe Oklahoma are close to offering. I've been to the Oklahoma junior day and OSU's (Oklahoma State). I'm also going to TCU's junior day this weekend."

Williams says proximity won't play much of a role in his decision making. He is looking more into how he will relate to coaching staffs and the education he'll receive.

"Academics and I like having good coaches," Williams said of his main factors. "Location won't matter, I'll go wherever I feel best suits me."

With an offer likely in store for Williams from TCU, he says he's not too familiar with everything in the program but he's hoping to learn more this weekend.

"They've been sending me a lot of letters but they finally came up to my school. They've showed a great interest in me. They've said they're pretty close to offering me. I don't know a lot about them but they invited me over to the junior day this weekend."

Williams says he won't rush into a decision and plans to weigh each of his options throughout the process.

"I'm going to wait and just relax and wait to see what comes my way."

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