Troy Williams considered making his commitment weeks after his upcoming Washington visit but now that Florida has offered the four-star quarterback from Harbor City (Calif.) Narbonne might hold off.
"It surprised me a lot," Williams said. "I wasn't expecting that at all. My coach told me to call (Florida assistant coach Brian White) and he was watching my film and liked me and they wanted to offer. I was really thankful for that and really excited. It was really good.
"It influences my decision a lot. That's a great school, it's a school in the SEC and they're a great team with great traditions. It's a great school all around and it would be a great honor to go there."
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Williams, rated fourth at his position and No. 71 in the 2013 class by Rivals.com, will travel to Washington with teammate A.J. Richardson for its big junior day and spring game this weekend.
The Huskies have been involved with Williams, who earned offensive MVP at the Asante Quarterback Academy this past weekend, for a long time so getting up to campus is crucial as his decision gets closer.
"They told me a lot of people are going to be up there so A.J. Richardson and I are going up there," Williams said. "I've been looking at them since my sophomore year and I just want to go up there and look at the quarterback position and watch Keith Price.
"I used to work out with him when I was younger so it would be good to see him again and see what they do at their practice and see how their coaches act during game time."
The 6-foot, 173-pound prospect also recently stopped by one of UCLA's practice and talked more with the coaches. The Bruins are definitely under serious consideration even though Williams said location won't play a major factor in his decision.
"I went to their practice and I talked to coach (Eric) Yarber and coach (Noel) Mazzone," Williams said. "They run a really good setup over there and I like how they interact with their players."
Arizona and Arizona State are also high on the list for Williams, who threw for 3,247 yards with 34 touchdowns and 11 interceptions last season. He also rushed for 587 yards and 11 scores. Williams recently visited both schools and liked what he saw.
"I like Arizona State's whole campus and they have great academics over there," he said. "They also have a good quarterback system over there and I can't be afraid to go in and compete.
"At Arizona, they have a great quarterback situation. They only have one quarterback on scholarship so it would be wide open after that."