November 11, 2008

Williams Says Things are Fine after Visit

One of the most crucial commitments to Oklahoma's class of 2009 is Dallas Skyline four-star cornerback Steve Williams. The 5-foot-10, 160-pound speedster from the Dallas area power recently took his official visit to Oklahoma after a surprise trip to California in early October.

The visit was something of a chance for Oklahoma to reassure the nation's No. 20 cornerback that heading just North of the Red River was the best solution for the recruiting game.

"The visit went pretty good, I was hosted by Joseph Ibiloye," Williams said. "He was a pretty good guy, him and Lamar Harris they were good guys. They are funny, I had a good time."

Williams, who had been up to Oklahoma for the spring game but it was his first chance to see the campus outside of the football facilities. As the state of Texas' No. 32 prospect the Sooners did what they could to make him more comfortable with the possibility of coming to Norman permanently.

"That was my first official visit," he explained. "We did a lot of stuff, I had a full schedule. We got to the school and then went to the game and went out with the guys later that night."

As every recruit does, Williams spoke with Bob Stoops before he left campus and while Stoops clearly had some concerns about Williams' wandering eye he didn't put too much pressure on the Rivals250 member.

"I talked to coach Stoops, he was just hoping that I wasn't taking any more visits and be ready to be down there," he said. "It was cool, I understand where he is coming from, he didn't come at me real wrong or anything, it was kind of a joke."

Williams' Skyline team finished 9-1 and just after having beaten Carrollton Creekview he went to campus in Norman, a program that plays host to a pair of Creekview alums, Jeremy Beal and Corey Wilson.

"The guys went there and they were giving me kind of a hard time about beating them but it was pretty cool," he said.

The Sooners top-ranked corner commitment has been a big part of his team's dominating defensive performances and with these top shelf efforts Williams has played in only a handful of second halves so far this season.

And with so many lopsided battles Williams says crowds have been a bit smaller than he might have hoped. However that wasn't a problem for him when he was in Norman.

"The football game, that was way more intense than the spring game," he said. "Oh yeah it was pretty cool. It was sold out, there were people there everywhere."

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