As we move closer to signing day, its good to catch up with the seniors that will be signing that first week in February.
One of those seniors that will be signing is Jayson Williams of Lincoln High School in Tacoma. Williams is a six-foot-one inch, 190-pound receiver that has the big play making ability D1 coaches like.
He currently sits with offers from Eastern Washington, Montana State, Montana and Portland State. Williams is in no hurry to make a decision at the moment, wanting to make sure he weighs all his options before picking the school that best fits.
“I was planning to visit Montana during the season but we kept winning so that changed the plans of the visit,” Williams told NEI. “I’m definitely taking my visits before I make any decision, but I want to be smart on where I use my visits. I’m still catching interest from schools and if they offer I don’t want to have used up my visits.”
Interest was picking up during the season, and has continued into the offseason. Williams has received considerable interest from Washington, Washington State, Utah State, Nevada and UC Davis.
This season Williams helped put Lincoln back on the map as one of the state’s top 3A programs. They finished 11-1 on the season, winning the Narrows 3A League Championship, but fell in the quarterfinals to eventual state champion Eastside Catholic.
“Our Book (Season) was filled with an abundance of great chapters, some better than the others,” Williams said. “As a team we had to face some adversity, but as a team we overcame it. Our team goal was to be playing on Dec.5 but sadly we fell short.
“Even though we didn’t make it to the Dome we still managed to change the culture at our school and also in our community. The seniors this year set a foundation of excellence at Lincoln, that is to be carried on for years to come.”
Williams transferred to Lincoln before this past season, and wound up as a first team All-League and All-Area member. He finished the season with 66 catches for 1,266 yards and 11 touchdowns, while also keeping a 4.0 GPA.
“Personally this year seemed to be my breakout year,” Williams says. “I feel I was able to prove and set myself up to be noticed as a top WR in the state. I accomplished majority of my personal high school goals and now I’m just ready to write some new goals for the next step in my life.”
As of right now, Williams plans to make his decision on February 4th (Signing Day). We will keep you updated on his visits and the ultimate decision when the time comes.