September 20, 2010
Williams Says Commitment has Never Wavered
All summer long there were rumors circulating about the degree of Brookshire (Texas) Royal running back Brandon Williams's commitment to Oklahoma. And all summer long the 6-foot-1, 188-pound star back stayed quiet, however now that Williams is speaking publicly again it seems that there was never any cause for concern.
Those who did still hold concern about Williams and his future at Oklahoma were hoping that this weekend's official visit for the Air Force game might put their worries to rest. However it seems that for Williams it was nothing more than a trip to his future home.
"It didn't (erase doubt), there was never any doubt in my mind that I was going to go to Oklahoma," Williams said.
While he may not have had to confirm his long-time commitment to himself he did have a chance to spend time with his fellow commitments, Nathan Hughes, Max Stevenson, and Cooper Washington. In particular he spent quite a bit of time with his fellow Houston natives, Hughes and Stevenson.
"Everything went well," he said. "Man, they are big, those guys are big, both of them, but they are cool people to hang around."
It's obvious that Williams and the Klein Oak teammates would have plenty to talk about Williams host for the official visit was, on the surface, a bit of a surprising choice.
"Kenny Stills was my host, I've been knowing Kenny for a couple of months. When he first moved up there, I had met him already. So we know each other," he said. "We met when I came up there in the spring and we get along.
"We both kind of act the same, we kind of have the same attitude."
He also spent some time around another one of the class of 2010's talented signings.
"I got to hang around some with Roy Finch too, he is a guy I got along with real well," he recalled. "Really I just liked being around the players and everything.
"The coaches were just trying to show me a good time, before I get up there, and make sure I have some fun. Just trying to get to know some of the players."
The game was his first trip to see the Sooners play a live game but he is just a few weeks away from another trip, and this time he'll be seeing the Sooners on the biggest stage possible.
"I'm going to go to the Texas and Oklahoma game (next month)," he explained.
Williams will now prepare for the start of district play against perhaps the co-favorite to win the district, Sweeny. There is no doubt Sweeny's gameplan will revolve around stopping Williams who is currently fourth in the state of Texas in rushing with 1,006 yards.
But don't expect the ever-humble Williams to tell you that his success is based solely on him.
"I just run behind my blockers, I've got a good offensive line," he said. "I did work and I got way stronger than I was last year, I think I'm also more of a patient runner.
"With Sweeny, they are undefeated too. Probably one of the biggest games we're going to have this year. They beat us last year to win district."
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