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Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Three-star DT Williams to visit OU, Mizzou

By William Wilkerson

Three-star defensive tackle D.J. Williams (Lufkin, Texas/Lufkin) expected big things to come out of his visit to the Texas Stampede on Saturday. He truly thought he was going to get an offer.

But Williams (6-foot-3, 270 pounds) never made it to Austin due to some last-minute scheduling issues. So now what?

Well, Williams isn’t hurting for offers. He has them from Kansas, Houston, Miami, Missouri, North Texas and Oklahoma. Because of that, he believes he’ll have to move on from the Longhorns.

“The ship probably has sailed,” he said, “I just haven’t had an opportunity to go down there. I was planning on going to a bunch of other schools, so I probably won’t have the chance to go down there.”

Williams did say that he would listen to the Longhorns if they remained in contact. But, for the moment, he is going to focus on the visits he knows he’ll make in the future.

The first of those likely will be Missouri, which would like to get him on campus before the season starts.

“I’m just really trying to see if they have a good academic program and if I could get early playing time,” he said.

The reputation of the SEC is something that, not surprisingly, appeals greatly to him.

“It is a great conference and gives you a lot of competition,” he said.

Another program Williams is definitely going to visit sooner rather than later is Oklahoma, long one of his favorites.

“Really about the Sooners, they base their defense around the defensive line,” he said. “They have great coaches and great facilities.”

Williams said he’d likely attend an OU home game and also the Red River Rivalry.