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Texas DT Williams adds a big offer

The defense for Irving (Texas) Nimitz High School should be one to watch this year.
Many are already well aware of the big starter in the secondary, Oklahoma commit Eddrick Loften, but there is another prospect now emerging. This new prospect who has grabbed offers is big nose tackle Damon Williams, standing at 6 feet 4 and 300 pounds.
His coach, Steven Hohenberger, says he expects more offers to come and big things with his play as a senior.
"He's dropped 20 pounds, he's been offered by Nebraska and Tulsa, Nebraska was just last week," Hohenberger said. "Coach (Jim) Jeffcoat told me Thursday night they were going to offer. Oklahoma was down here to watch practice. They like him as a defensive tackle.
"Last year he was inconsistent. If you looked at his highlight tape, you'll be wowed though. That had to do with the weight but also the pulse of the team. We kind of played up and down. We were really inconsistent. We expect greatness. We've seen him in practice and our scrimmage. He played 50 snaps and you couldn't tell the difference between No. 1 and No. 50."
Though some could have seen Williams early on as a possible interior offensive lineman, his coach says that during the evaluation period it's been pretty clear where colleges like him position-wise.
"Everybody that comes in, that sees him on both sides, they think he's a game-changing defensive tackle," Hohenberger said.
As for his other players, Hohenberger had obviously plenty of good things to say about his safety Loften, the Sooner commit, and a rising defensive player Deonte Myrick.
"Eddrick is having a great spring," Hohenberger said. "There is a reason he's been offered by OU. Myrick, he's going to carry the football, but he's going to be a middle linebacker for us. Everybody I talked to said he's a D-I linebacker."