Four star linebacker Thomas Williams (6-3, 221, 4.61) from Vacaville, Calif., has lived up to his billing and more. So far his senior season, Williams has been a terror on the gridiron wreaking havoc and mayhem for opposing teams.
It’s hard to believe when you are rated as high as Williams that is stock is rising but it is true. Williams is about as hot as a player’s stock can be in the Golden State.
We have stats for five games Williams have been virtually unstoppable. He has racked up 60 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, six sacks, four fumbles caused and three fumble recoveries.
Williams’ stats would be an excellent year, but he still has a half a season and the playoffs to go.
What is driving this talented young man?
“I want talk down the road with my friends about playing in the championship my senior year,” Williams said. “Not what could have been.”
“We have a slogan on the team that we are going to the ship (championship),” Williams said. “We have a great team vibe, we cover each other’s back.”
As reported here earlier Williams already has four of his visits set up. He will visit Notre Dame December 6th, Nebraska December 20th, USC January 10th and UCLA January 17th.
The last visit is being saved for the Miami Hurricanes, if the Canes don’t offer Williams a visit he will end up taking a visit to Arizona.
“If Miami does offer me a visit,” Williams said. “I will take it and still visit Arizona on an unofficial visit.”
Williams is also a great baseball player and he could end up playing on the diamond in college or in the minor leagues.
“I would like to continue to play baseball,” Williams said.
UCLA has a great track record of their football players playing minor league baseball while USC and Arizona have indicated that they would allow Williams to play baseball at their schools.
Williams is a long way from making a decision and may not make up his mind until LOI day itself.
What does Williams want in a school?
“I want to go to a place where I fit in well,” Williams said. “I want to play at the highest level and be able to contribute. I want a good head coach and a good position coach.”
“I’m probably going to take this thing (his recruitment) to the end,” Williams said.
The lucky school that gets this young man to sign a LOI in February will be getting a tremendous individual who can flat out play the game of football and will be a terrific teammate who will be a huge asset to any team.
Williams has the tangibles and intangibles for success early on the D-I level.