Thursday, January 3, 2013
Troy Williams' UW career begins Monday
By Mason Kelley
Troy Williams (Harbor City, Calif./Narbonne) is spending the final few days before he leaves for college with his family.
Troy Williams will arrive on UW's campus this weekend, ready to start the next level of his career.
“It’s really important to see those familiar faces again and just hang out with the people who have been there for you since you were young, everybody that loves you,” he said. “Just make sure you say thank you and have some time with them before you head out.”
The 6-foot-2, 190-pound quarterback signed his financial aid agreement this week and heads to Seattle on Saturday. He has his Washington orientation Sunday and will enroll in classes Monday.
“I wasn’t really paying attention to it during the season,” Williams said. “I just thought, ‘Oh, I’m going to college, no big deal.’ Now I’m moving out of the house, going to another stage. I’m not going to see my family as much as I did, but I’m just going to have to get used to it. It’s all for the better.”
Williams, rated the No. 2 dual-threat quarterback in the country, will be roommates with safety Trevor Walker (Arlington, Texas/Mansfield Timberview), another prospect who plans to enroll early. The future teammates have talked on Twitter, but this will be their first opportunity to meet.
“I’m going to have a roommate who is doing the same football stuff that I am,” Williams said. “It’s going to be really easy to adapt to him, and I’m pretty sure we’ll have fun together.”
Once Williams arrives on campus, he won’t have long to get settled. He plans to make sure his focus remains fixed on his goals.
“I’ve just got to make sure I stay on my main track with academics and football,” Williams said. “I can’t forget why I’m coming there, why I’m going to Washington.
“First, I want to make sure I stay on top of my schoolwork. That’s really important. Just make sure I’m able to compete with everybody out there, just make sure I’m able to keep up with everybody and just go out there and prove myself.”