August 18, 2011
Williams Thoughts on the SEC
Texas A&M's impending move to the Southeastern Conference will have its greatest impact not on those on the current roster but rather those prospects who will be enrolling for the fall of 2012. That's because they may well be the first of what will be many classes that will spend their entire careers playing in the SEC and will never know what it's like to play a down in the Big 12.
One of the most acclaimed commitments in that class is running back Trey Williams, ranked as one of the top 25 prospects in the country by Rivals.com and someone who turned down the likes of SEC programs such as Auburn and LSU to attend Texas A&M.
"Of course I was shocked some when I heard it," said the Rivals four star running back. "That is a good level of competition over there in the SEC so I am excited."
Although Williams sees the move as a step up in competition level, it's a step up he thinks is a means to an end.
"Your going to have competition no matter where you are," he said. "It is really just getting you ready for the NFL though. I am definitely ready for it though. I am just ready to compete that's what I like to do. Wherever it is, that's where I am going to be."
Another thing on the mind of the speedy back is the wear and tear a running back's body takes when you play against the competition level found in the SEC.
"What I look at is the life of some of the running backs in the SEC," said Williams. "You see a lot of running backs getting injured over there so I have to prepare myself to withstand the level of hits that come with playing there."
Williams also thinks it will take his future school's recruiting to an even bigger national reach that it already has.
"I think it is going to make recruiting even better for A&M," he said. "They are going to be able to get the top athletes in the country to take a look at them and they are going to get even better."
While the drama plays out at his future destination, Williams and his current teammates have been busy preparing for the upcoming season.
"Practice has been pretty good so far," we are getting out there early and have been getting good practices in and working well as a team. We're not looking too bad, I think we'll be ready for the season."
The 5 foot 10, 175 pound Williams has rushed for approximately 4,000 yards in his career despite his team failing to make the playoffs each of his two seasons on the varsity. He has also scored 38 tocuhdowns in 20 games.
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