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Williams talks commitment status

James Williams has heard from other programs but his commitment to Washington State remains completely firm especially since the Cougars were the first to seriously recruit him even if he hasn't visited yet.
The three-star running back from Burbank, Calif., said he has already planned his official visit to Pullman and he said there's no chance at this point he's questioning his commitment one bit.
"Right now I'm fully committed, like 100 percent," Williams said. "I'm not looking at anybody else and I'm not going on any other visits. Week 7 I'm supposed to be going up for my official visit.
"I'm very excited especially since they got everything brand new. They just built their new facilities so I'm very excited to get up there."
Williams, rated as the No. 43 running back in the 2015 class by Rivals.com, said plenty of things stand out to him about Washington State and that's why he committed to the Cougars without seeing the campus.
"The offense really stands out because I can catch the ball out of the backfield, too," Williams said. "I can catch just as good as I can run. That's not a problem for me. Coach (Mike) Leach is one of the best coaches in the Pac-12 and he's big on academics.
"They were the only college that showed they really, really wanted me. They wanted me from the top."
The Burbank standout has also been offered by Arizona, Cal, Fresno State, San Diego State and Utah but the last two teams like him as a slot receiver. Williams wants to play running back and that's why he chose Washington State and isn't looking back.
"After my commitment, Utah and SDSU have offered me but they wanted to offer me as a slot but I want to play running back," Williams said.