Sunday, December 16, 2012
Reality hits during QB Williams' visit
By Mason Kelley
Reality is setting in for Troy Williams (Harbor City, Calif./Narbonne).
During his official visit to Washington this weekend, the 6-foot-2, 190-pound quarterback realized he only has a few weeks left before he enrolls at the university.
“Man, I’ll be here in a few weeks,” said Williams, who committed to the Huskies in June.
As he toured the campus and had dinner with the coaching staff, it hit him that he is no longer a high school quarterback. He is no longer a recruit. He is now on the verge of becoming a student-athlete at the Division I level.
“It’s really exciting,” he said. “It’s going to a new school again. I just need to make sure I have fun. I just want to see what the big talk is about college. Everybody talks about it all the time.
“I like to try different things, so I’ll see how I like it.”
Rated the nation’s No. 2 dual-threat quarterback, Williams is already studying the Huskies’ playbook. He doesn’t want to waste any time.
“I’m just trying to get ready for it and, hopefully it will be a good experience,” he said.
However, while his visit was a chance for him to continue his preparations for playing at the next level, he tried to take advantage of the trip and recruit a few future teammates.
“I think I did good,” Williams said. “They said they loved it up there. The D-tackle from Atlanta, Lavon Hooks, he said he loved it. Patrick Enewally said he loved it. I think I did a good job. They loved the area a lot, so hopefully they’ll come.”
Williams’ host was junior safety Sean Parker, who also attended Narbonne.
“I’ve known him since my freshman year in high school,” he said. “It was really cool. We’re really good friends. I’m always excited when I go up there to be with him, because it’s just like being at home.”