The 6' 4,
220 pound strong safety had over 1, 500 yards of offense at quarterback with over
a 100 tackles/12 sacks as a junior for Tulsa Edison, which is a traditionally
poor football program.
Terrell decided to transfer back to Tulsa Union
to finish out his playing career. Williams played for Tulsa Union up until his
This offseason, Williams took in some of the country's
top combines, which included the Scout Elite Combine and Army All-American combine.
Offers starting coming in shortly after the Army All-American combine. Tulsa and
Ole Miss were the first schools to throw their name into the hat, as they offered
Williams in February. After taking in the Scout.com Elite Combine in March, Stanford
and Arkansas offered. Those offers were followed by N' Western and Kansas State
in April. Oregon State, Nebraska, Wyoming and New Mexico followed up with offers
during the May evaluation period. This summer Rutgers, Rice, Oklahoma State, and
TCU pitched their scholarship sale. Tennessee is the latest school to offer.
Caldwell sent me a written scholarship offer," added Terrell Williams. "I
had been waiting on that one because they had been recruiting me pretty hard.
It was exciting getting another SEC offer."
Williams was thrilled
to get back to his home roots at Tulsa Union.
"I am playing strong
safety. It has been great to be back. I am back with a lot of my great friends
like RB Jeremy Smith, WR/CB Anthony Foster, WR Tracy Moore, and CB Howard Scarborough.
Those are my best friends. The season is going great. We are 7-1 now. We lost
to Broken Arrow in our season opener, but we beat ourselves that game. We have
been killing our opponents ever since then. We are winning by an average of 40
points a game. We have three more games until the playoffs start."
has been concentrating on defense this season?
"You do not go both
ways over here because we have so many great players. I am doing great at free
safety. I have over 80 tackles and 11 sacks right now. It is weird just playing
defense, because I grew up playing quarterback, but I am getting use to it. Just
focusing on defense has helped me get more physical. My knowledge of the position
is so much better now, and that just makes it that much easier."
do most colleges project Terrell to play on the next level?
wide receiver and safety. I have grown in the offseason. I am up to 6' 4",
220 now. I am getting pretty big (laugh). I hit another growth spurt. I really
do not know where I am going to play in college, but if I stay on defense, it
will most likely be safety."
Who are the main schools involved at
the present time and which position are they recruiting Terrell to play?
likes me at safety. Ole Miss likes me at wide receiver. Kansas State said I could
go either way. Oklahoma State likes me at safety. Stanford likes me as an athlete.
They said they are just going to move me around and see which position is best
for me. Tulsa likes me as an athlete too, and Nebraska likes me at wide receiver.
Those are pretty much the main schools involved right now."
is still showing interest?
"Oregon State, Kansas State, and Arkansas.
All of those schools have offered me."
Any official visits set?
sir, I have been talking to the coaches trying to find out a good time. I am going
to have to wait until after the season is over. I am trying to stay focused on
winning a state championship right now. I want to lead us to a deep run this year.
I have never made the playoffs in my career because Eddison did not have that
great of a program. This will be my first time, so I am going to give it my all."
it does come visit time; which schools does Terrell want to check out?
have not decided yet. I am definitely going out to Tennessee to see them. I want
to check out Ole Miss. Anthony Foster is going to come with me to Ole Miss. I
want to check out Stanford too. Those schools are so far away. I have seen the
schools in my area so I doubt I will take my officials to schools like Tulsa,
Oklahoma, and Oklahoma State. My official visits will go to the schools who are
What stands out about Tennessee?
all, they are known for winning championships. The number one thing is just their
name, Tennessee. Coach Caldwell is a great guy too. We talk a lot, once a week.
It is just the tradition and playing in the SEC."
And Ole Miss?
have Coach Nutt now. He is trying to rebuild that program and get it to where
it use to be. Coach Dickerson is a cool cat too. We talk twice a week. He is a
big draw, and they also have a lot of tradition. Another plus for them is that
I would have a chance to help them as soon as I get there."
"It is in California, and I have never been to California.
Plus it is just a prestigious academic school and education is big with my family.
Their football program is kind of on the rise also. Coach Harbrough played in
the NFL before so he knows what it takes to get there."
is high on the out of state programs, the instate schools have not been forgotten.
are all kind of recruiting me evenly. I hear from the out of state schools a lot,
but more instate. Tulsa just got ranked #1 in total offense. Oklahoma State is
undefeated, and Oklahoma is always up there. The schools around here have a lot
going for themselves too."
Are there any colleges out there that Terrell
would like to see increase their recruitment?
"I have been looking
at Illinois and Louisville. I am looking into those schools. I get an email from
them every now and then. The head coach at Louisville use to coach at Tulsa, so
he has seen me play a couple of times. And hopefully after the season, I will
get with those guys a little more."
When it does come decision time;
two factors will be weighed in the heaviest.
"I want to go where I
feel I can help the team out the most and where I can get on the field the quickest."