October 19, 2010
Williams Has Ties to Oklahoma Program
As the numbers increased on the scoreboard and the school records began to fall Saturday night at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium 2012 Southlake (Texas) Carroll wide receiver Peyton Williams watched on in amazement.
"We only stayed for the first half since we had a three hour drive home but it was real impressive. Ryan Broyles is amazing. That was awesome seeing something like that.," said Williams, in reference to the Sooner receiver who set the school record (15) for receptions in a game.
"I loved the atmosphere and it was my first time to actually get down on the field."
As for the recruitment of the 6-foot-1, 185-pound pass catcher who is gaining interest from Oklahoma, Texas Tech, Texas A&M, Iowa State, Wisconsin, and Kansas State?
"Texas Tech is recruiting me pretty hard. I talk to coach Sonny Cumbie quite a bit through e-mail," he explained.
And while it is the Red Raider coaching staff that seems to be most dogged in their pursuit of the Southlake Dragon pass catcher it could be his connection to another Big 12 South school that helps Williams in his decision.
"My dad played at Oklahoma in the early 80s (Robert Williams was a letter winner for the Sooners in 1983 and 1984). He supports me in anything I do and in whatever decision I make. But Oklahoma has been my dream school for a long time. My brother is a freshmen at Oklahoma as well. My whole family - we are Sooner fans," he admitted.
But for now Williams awaits his first offer while hoping to return for another trip to Norman.
"I am (hoping to return to Norman). It all depends on if my schedule allows me to. We watch film on Saturday afternoons," Williams said.
"I had already gone up to Norman for the Florida State game and I had went to Lubbock for the Texas Tech-Texas game."
Last time out Williams finished with a game-high four receptions for 124 yards, highlighted by a 69-yard touchdown reception, in a 35-17 loss to Coppell.
Williams and his Southlake Carroll teammates return to the field Friday, Oct. 22 when they welcome Keller (Texas) Central.
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