Williams the Newest Jayhawk

John Williams

Recruiting is filled with highs and lows and Kansas received some bad news a few days ago when the news came down that they had lost a commitment from JUCO lineman Ryan Glazer, but they are riding a high again after receiving the news that "Big" John Williams was going to be a Jayhawk.

Scout.com three-star prospect John Williams, a 6-foot-4, 310-pound offensive guard prospect was seriously considering two programs, but in the end it was the Kansas Jayhawks who stood tall at the end.

"Really Kansas and Tulsa were my top two," Williams informed. "There were a lot of things that put KU over the top. I had been thinking about it hard for a couple of weeks and it really came down to where I feel I fit in best."

"I really liked the coaches at KU. I went up there for camp this summer and I really liked the campus and I got along with everybody there."

Many times there is one coach assigned to certain recruits, but it is clear that Williams was made a priority and he has developed a relationship with a few members of the staff.

"Coach Young is my recruiting coach and he would be calling me and talking to me the most," Williams said. "Coach Reagan is the line coach and will be my position coach. I really got along with him at the camp. I also talk to Coach Mangino sometimes and he is a really cool coach."

Williams plays both ways in high school, but will most assuredly be an offensive guard on the next level.

"I hope so," Williams said with a laugh when asked if it was certainty he was going to line up on the offensive side of the ball. "I think I pass block and run block well. There a few little things I need to continue to work on with my hand placement and footwork."

Williams says that there is no doubt that recruits are noticing the success that the Jayhawks are having on the field this season.

"I knew that they were undefeated going into the game against Kansas State, and the way they handled that game really jumped out to me," Williams reported.

A few weeks ago Williams had a set back on the field when he tore his MCL, but he is almost set to make his comeback.

"I am trying to come back for practice next week," Williams began. "I am just trying to come back and get in to the swing of things. I am targeting the Owasso or Sand Springs game, but it is getting close to the end of the season."

"Big" John Williams hopes to make it up to Lawrence this season for a couple of unofficial visits, and he has scheduled his official visit for the first weekend of December.

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