Highly Rated 2011 RB Visits A&M

Highly Rated 2011 RB Visits A&M

On Saturday, Texas A&M held its first of several junior days and welcomed almost 40 promising football prospects. Among the group of attendees was Pflugerville Hendrickson's Kenny Williams, considered one of the top running backs in a lone star state class very deep in talented runners. Websider's David Sandhop spoke to Williams about his junior day visit.

While some high school seniors are still taking official visits and contemplating which schools to play at the next level, the recruiting process for the Class of 2011 is kicking off in earnest with the start of junior day events held on college campuses. On Saturday, Texas A&M held its first of several junior days and welcomed almost 40 promising football prospects. Among the group of attendees was Pflugerville Hendrickson's Kenny Williams, considered one of the top running backs in a lone star state class very deep in talented runners.

Measured at 5-foot-11, 210 pounds at Saturday's event, Williams possesses a unique blend of power and speed, clocking a 4.48 forty dash at last year's Baylor camp. He finished the 2009 campaign with 1749 yards on 171 carries and 20 touchdowns.

"I guess my strength as a runner comes from my ability to run with both power and speed," Williams said. "I can either run past you or I can run over you. People say I remind them of Bo Jackson with my running style. "

But Williams realizes he must continue to improve if he wants to make an impact at the collegiate level. He discussed areas of his game where he would like to improve in the coming offseason.

"As a running back, you always want to find ways to get faster and I plan to work on that," Williams said. "I also want to improve my quickness so I can change direction better. Really, I just want to improve everything."

But with his abilities he flashed as a junior, he's already attracting the attention of many college coaches. Among the schools showing interest include Baylor, Texas A&M, Florida State, SMU, TCU, UCLA, Kansas, Minnesota, and Texas. So far, he has one offer from SMU, but that looks to change shortly with the 2011 recruiting process heating up. He met with A&M coaches on Saturday and he liked what he heard from the Aggies.

"I met with Coach Jordan (RB coach) one-on-one and I also talked to Coach Cassidy (recruiting coordinator) and Coach Sherman. They said they really liked me and they will be recruiting me," Williams said. "They said they are still reviewing film of junior running backs and that the next round of offers will be going out in late January and February. They said there was a good chance I would be offered."

So what does the blue chip running back think of the attention he's received from the Texas A&M coaches?

"I grew up following Texas A&M I guess. I don't know what it was," Williams said. "But I've been to A&M a couple of times this year and every time I go there I feel comfortable. I really like the offense and the A&M coaches. The facilities are great. A&M is definitely a school I could see myself at. They will be near the top of my list."

But Williams is quick to say that it's very early in the process and he's open to all schools right now. While he doesn't have other junior day visits scheduled, he plans to schedule some trips after the holiday break. He's unsure of his timetable for a decision. In the meantime, the Pflugerville native is healing from a small fracture in his foot suffered during his team's playoff run.

"I fractured the fifth metatarsal bone in my foot. It happened in the playoffs," Williams said. "But I'll be fine. I get the cast off on January 10 and I'll be 100% by the time spring practices start."

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