LONGVIEW, Texas - Much of the reason that Longview High School has had much success during the 2005 season is because of players like three-star offensive guard Trent Williams, who has been doing his fair share of quality play on the way to an undefeated record so far.
Williams, a 6-foot-5, 290-pound prospect who is rated as the No. 56 player in the state of Texas, also has found time to think about his recruitment which has taken off as well. He took in his first official visit this past weekend to LSU and has the Tigers leading. Though he has other visits he would like to take, he is still heavily considering an early commitment.
"I'm close, but I kind of want to take all of my visits and choose the right place because this is four or five years of your life," Williams said. "The visit was great and LSU is definitely tops for me."
Currently the offers in hand include Kansas State, Texas Tech, LSU Oklahoma, and TCU. His trip to Oklahoma State is currently set for Dec. 2 but the team's success may cause him to push that back a bit along with the rest of his trips that he wants to take.
"I mean, the playoffs are going to take up a lot of our time as we prepare to play, so I might have to move that back. Oklahoma and a couple of other schools are also possible trips for me."
Though Williams plays on the offensive side of the ball, he is giving credit to a very stout defense.
"That's our strong point," he said about the play of the defense so far through the season. "We also have experience on both sides of the ball and that has been huge for us. You've got a lot of seniors out there."
Williams is rated as the No. 26 offensive guard prospect in the country. He was a second team all-district pick as a junior.