Pick based on academics

Midwest City, Okla., linebacker Lorenzo Williams knows that the things off the field are just as important as things off the field. So that’s why when he began the recruiting process, he decided the biggest thing that he was going to look at was the schools’ pharmacy degrees.
And that led him to three choices – Kansas, Oklahoma State and Missouri.
“I really liked the KU program,” Williams said. “But the think about it is that they took out their bachelor’s program and you can only get a doctoral degree. And at Missouri, I don’t think it really fits what I’m looking for.”

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But then there was Oklahoma State, the school he visited and committed to this weekend.
“They have a little something different there at OSU,” Williams, a three-star linebacker, said. “You can get your doctoral in pharmacy in five years and they basically place you with a job when you’re done.”
When combined together with the football stuff, Williams said it was an easy decision to commit to OSU.
“My mom is an OSU grad,” he said. “So she’s just as excited about this as I am. It’s a good fit all the way around.”
Williams visited KU last weekend and was slated to visit Missouri on December 13. That visit is likely to be canceled when coach Gundy comes by school tomorrow.
“Coach Gundy was going to talk to me about my commitment some more and help me officially announce,” Williams said. “I think Missouri might try to come to talk to me still, because I’m sure they’ve heard about my commitment.”