Dwight Williams has been hearing from a lot of major programs.
Texas Tech was not one of them but recently the Red Raiders came through with a surprising new offer for the 2014 linebacker from Gardena (Calif.) Serra and Williams is excited.
"It was a surprise," Williams said. "I hadn't even been hearing from them. One of the coaches hit me up on Facebook and I talked to him for a minute and they offered me.
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"They hadn't even stopped by our school yet."
The 6-foot-1, 212-pound prospect said he doesn't know too much about Texas Tech yet but he's going to learn soon to see if it could be a good fit in the future.
Since Williams keeps getting offers and there is interest from all across the country, the 2014 standout is nowhere near making a decision.
That could help Texas Tech as Williams gets more familiar with what the Red Raiders have to offer.
"I don't really know too much about them yet," Williams said. "I'm still talking to the coach and trying to figure out the program up there."
So far, Williams has landed offers from Texas Tech, Arizona State, Boise State, Colorado, Nebraska, Oregon State, UCLA, Washington and Washington State.
Numerous programs including USC, Oregon and many others are showing interest but Williams expects it to remain slow until after signing day since coaches are more focused on polishing off their 2013 classes.
Or more surprises, like the Texas Tech offer, could come through.
"A lot of schools are slow right now because they're finishing up their class," Williams said. "It's pretty much the same teams showing interest."