NCF On The Trail: TV Williams

Midyear signings: Kentucky

December, 18, 2013
According to, the following players have signed with Kentucky:

Drew Barker QB-PP Hebron, Ky./Conner
HT: 6-4 WT: 217
Positional Rank: No. 7 QB-PP
Stars: 4
ESPN 300 (No. 161)

Thaddeus Snodgrass WR Springfield, Ohio/Springfield
HT: 6-0 WT: 182
Positional Rank: No. 29 WR
Stars: 4
ESPN 300 (No. 211)

Cory Johnson DT Chambersburg, Pa./ASA College
HT: 6-3 WT: 282
Positional Rank: No. 8 DT Juco
Stars: 3
ESPN JC 50 (No. 31)

Mike Horton RB West Chester, Ohio/Lakota West
HT: 6-2 WT: 228
Positional Rank: No. 50 RB
Stars: 3

T.V. Williams WR McKinney, Texas/McKinney
HT: 5-8 WT: 148
Positional Rank: No. 84 WR
Stars: 3

Dorian Hendrix ILB Huber Heights, Ohio/Wayne
HT: 6-0 WT: 219
Positional Rank: No. 57 ILB
Stars: 3

A.J. Stamps CB Vicksburg, Miss./East Mississippi CC
HT: 6-0 WT: 195
Positional Rank: N/A Juco
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Critical positions in SEC recruiting 

September, 3, 2013

Each year college coaches prioritize their recruiting needs. Whether it's offensive or defensive linemen or skilled positions, there always seems to be an area that needs more attention than others. Here's a closer look at the most important position for each SEC team in recruiting this year.

T.V. Williams (McKinney, Texas/McKinney) laughed when asked if he apologized to his cellphone.

On June 5, the three-star wide receiver was playing video games and also tweeting on his phone when he saw a tweet previewing the announcement of new selections for The Opening. The tweet made Williams focus his attention more on his phone and less on his game.

“I saw that it said something like, ‘This next invite is going to be a surprise to him and everyone else,’ Williams said. “I was stressing out … and then I threw my phone down.”

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The recruiting process for wide receiver T.V. Williams (McKinney, Texas/McKinney) has been a good one, but look for it to conclude shortly.

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Tales From The Road: Midlands 

April, 24, 2013
OLB Daylon Tarkington
Vital stats: 2014 / Fort Worth (Texas) Trimble Tech / 6-foot-1, 215 pounds
Considering: Interest from Arizona, Michigan, San Diego State, Texas State, Utah, Yale
Where you saw him: Next Level Athlete South DFW Video Showcase
What impressed: For a player recovering from a broken leg, Tarkington’s lateral movement and immediate burst were something to watch. Tarkington showed that he is 100 percent and ready to make some noise.
Why you should keep an eye out for him: Last season was supposed to be a coming-out party for Tarkington, but the injury set him back. This spring and summer should be his time to shine.

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It might not have been one of the traditional SEC powers many athletes dream of being offered by, but T.V. Williams (McKinney, Texas/McKinney) treated his latest offer with equal regard.

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