It was a big final commitment in the hours before Signing Day and it couldn't have come from a bigger recruit that more fans were awaiting than Dallas defender Robert Williams.
The three-star prospect made his commitment to UTEP on Dec. 31 after his basketball game and his father, Robert Williams Sr., said the most important thing was just to make sure that education was put first over other things.
"They just promised him that he would succeed in the classroom and walk across that stage," Williams said. "That's our biggest concern as parents. You've got to find the right school that's going to give you what you need when you go to college – education."
"Plus, if he got hurt we wanted to make sure he was taken care of."
The ability for Williams to play both sports definitely was another big perk. His 6-foot-4, 200-pound frame should give him the ability to do very well at both basketball and football.
"He just kind of figured that they would give him a big opportunity see how he did at both sports," he said. "A lot of schools promised him that, but it had a lot to do with him feeling comfortable there and of course, being close to home."
"That's big for me as a dad."