Saturday, January 19, 2013
25 days, 25 names: Troy Williams
By Mason Kelley
Quarterback Troy Williams is thought to be a good fit for Washington's system.
Washington’s coaching staff sees something special in Troy Williams (Harbor City, Calif./Narbonne).
The 6-foot-2, 190-pound passer -- rated the No. 3 dual-threat quarterback in the nation -- has the skill set that is a good fit for the Huskies’ system.
He already looked comfortable on the program’s practice field last summer, picking apart defenders during Washington’s Rising Stars Camp.
He continued to impress throughout his senior season, completing 191 of 266 passes for 2,881 yards and 39 touchdowns. He led Narbonne to the CIF Southern California Regional Open Division bowl game. He played through pain late in the year, hampered by a shoulder injury.
But he didn’t let that get in the way of a successful season.
The four-star quarterback -- listed at No. 173 in the ESPN 300 -- has already started his college career, joining safety Trevor Walker (Arlington, Texas/Mansfield Timberview) as the two members of the 2013 class who enrolled early. In fact, the two are now roommates.
Williams is getting a head start on both his education in the classroom and on the field. He is one of several potent offensive weapons the Huskies have on their way up to Seattle, creating the potential for Washington to post plenty of points as Williams and his future teammates develop.
“Troy’s accolades speak for themselves,” Sarkisian said through a press release after Williams enrolled. “I love his competitive spirit and I’ve had the chance to work with him in camps. We’ve been recruiting him for a long time. His ability to run and throw is a great fit for our program.”