June 6, 2009
Healthy Williams has Bucks on top
The sampling size in terms of film of what East Cleveland (Ohio) Shaw wide receiver Tyrone Williams is capable of is very small because an ACL tear limited the receiver to just five games his junior season.
However, it looks like there are a handful of schools that have seen all they need to.
That's because in those five games Williams made the most of the small amount of opportunities that he had. Despite catching only 11 passes his entire junior year, Williams had eight touchdown receptions and 372 receiving yards.
Williams, who boasts great size with a 6-foot-5, 204-pound frame, has a knack for making plays, which he attributes to one thing.
"I just play really physical," said Williams, a four-star recruit. "I don't know how it happened. It is just playing physical."
His speed may have something to do with it too, given Williams runs the 40-yard-dash in 4.5 seconds. The senior-to-be has drawn quite a bit of attention to go along with his talent, including a big offer from his current favorite, Ohio State.
Williams also has offers from in-state Cincinnati and Illinois and is reporting a few new offers that just came across his desk recently.
"I just got ones from Kansas and Louisville," Williams said. "I want to see all the schools that want me and what they have to offer."
While the offer list isn't as robust as Williams would probably like it as of right now, the receiver said that he is expecting a slew of over offers to come his way in the future. When asked what schools could be offering him, Williams said, "Michigan State, USC, and Florida."
Even with the big names schools showing interest, the school that Williams has always maintained was the favorite in his recruitment is Ohio State, especially because he has kept a solid relationship with Buckeye cornerbacks coach Taver Johnson.
"Nothing has changed with Ohio State," Williams said. "I still like Ohio State. They are my first (No.1)."
Williams said he talks to Johnson quite a bit to keep up with what is going on and to get to know each other better.
"We talk about me coming there and that I would have a guaranteed position with the receivers," Williams said. "That's good to know. (Taver Johnson) is a good person and a good coach."
Last season was certainly tough on Williams, but the receiver said he was excited about his recovery from the knee injury that kept him out of a large portion of the season a year ago.
"My injury has been good right now and it hasn't been bothering me," Williams said of the recovery process. "I am back up to 100 percent and I think I can prove that I wont get injured and I can get more catches.
"It has been hard. Ever since October it has just been really hard," Williams added. "I am just getting to 100 percent, but working out on my leg was very tough. It is starting to feel normal again and that's very exciting. Now I can play football again."
This summer Williams plans on making some visits, but the only one he has planned so far another one down to Columbus to check out Ohio State.
"I am going to Ohio State, but that's the only one I know of," Williams said. "I just want to get to know Coach Jim Tressel more and I would like to get to know Terrelle Pryor."
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