Williams moves on Stanford offer
When Jackson, Ohio four-star Reagan Williams heard the news from Stanford coaches he had been offered, little time was wasted before he gave his commitment.
"I could really see myself at Stanford and thought it was a great fit," Williams said. "I've always been in love with Stanford since middle school. I love what they do and they've really become this powerhose that they are now. The way they play physically both offensively and defensively really stands out to me."
The recruitment with Stanford escalated quickly over the last few days. Williams had planned to attend their July 26 camp for several weeks, and delivered a performance that was offer-worthy.
"I went to the camp on Saturday and I was limited there a little bit not being able to wear pads due to Ohio rules," Jackson said. "I still ran around a little bit for them, caught some passes and they offered me last night.
"I called my running backs coach and the tight end coach who recruits my area, Coach (Morgan) Turner. They said they wanted to offer me and loved everything I did, my film and how physical I played. I called Coach (David) Shaw and he reiterated it, so I told Coach Shaw I wanted to commit to those guys."
Williams was accompanied on his visit to Stanford by his parents and sister. Once he had the offer in-hand, he also had their blessing to offer his commitment.
"They were ecstatic," Williams said. "They are happy for the opportunity I have been given at one of the top academic universities in the world. I am going to get a great education and that's one thing that is very important to them as well as me."
The 6-foot-2, 235-pound Williams is ranked as the No. 12 inside linebacker prospect in the 2015 class, but Stanford is eyeing him for a position on the offensive side of the football.
"I'm going to play a fullback," Williams said. "They run a lot of West Coast and I-sets and they want me to play fullback for them. I love it and think I am really valuable at that position. It is a physical position and you have to love to hit to play it. That's me all around."
Other schools that offered Williams included Boston College, Indiana, Purdue, Marshall and several from the Mid-American Conference.