Yates quarterback Stacy Williams is ready to take the baton from a Houston inner city legend.
Williams (5-11, 170-pounds) used to catch balls from the arm of Oklahoma State-commit Orie Lemon. A year later, he has been asked to lead the Lion offense.
"I'm not scared, I'm ready," Williams said at the Oklahoma State camp in Houston. "We have big plans for next year and I'm going to be a big part of those plans."
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Williams, who starred as a receiver last season, caught 25 balls for 444 yards as a junior. His highlight film has drawn offers from the likes of Baylor, Louisiana-Lafayette and UTEP to date, and more should follow soon including Indiana.
"Stacy had a great spring and got some good offers," Yates coach Clarence McKinney said. "I think he might commit sooner than some may think. Watch out for Baylor, who has a open passing attack."
Williams was joined by junior teammate Damian Square, who will be one of the state's top recruits in 2008.
"I've been verbally offered by Texas A&M, Utah and Louisiana Tech," Square said. "I think there might be only one place for me and that's Miami."
Square (6-3, 220-pounds) has a brother who played for the Hurricanes and lives in the Miami area.
For now, Yates' stars are only concentrating on the upcoming season and the expectations.
"We are ready to go deep into the playoffs," Williams said. "Coach has turned things around here and we are thinking about a state championship."