Wednesday, July 24, 2013
The top 25 players in the Big 12: No. 25
By David Ubben
We're counting down to the beginning of the season with the top 25 players in the Big 12. The official list is locked away in a vault in an undisclosed location, but we'll be revealing players from the bottom of the list all the way to No. 1.
Making the case for Williams: Nobody knew who Williams was until late in Oklahoma's season-opening win against UTEP last season. Highly recruited backs like Roy Finch and Brennan Clay garnered all the attention in the preseason, but Williams, a first-year juco transfer, won the job in midseason and left no question about who Oklahoma's best back would be in 2012.
He has the potential to do even more with an offseason of first-team reps and no question about his spot as the Sooners' featured back. He'll be a senior this season, and plenty of NFL teams will be watching him. He's deceptively fast and has fantastic vision. Look no further than his run against UTEP, plus a 95-yarder against Texas, an 89-yard run against Florida A&M and runs of 66 and 48 yards against TCU and West Virginia, respectively.