ARLINGTON, Texas – As Trey Williams (Houston, Texas/Dekaney) celebrated with teammates on the Cowboys Stadium turf Saturday night, he screamed with the audience, he hollered with teammates, he hugged everyone in his way, and he fought back tears.
All while wearing a Texas A&M baseball cap.
Williams, an electrifying ESPNU 150 player and a four-star A&M commit, rushed for 197 yards and three touchdowns to lead Dekaney to a 34-14 win over Steele (Cibolo, Texas) and his team’s first-ever state football championship. Williams, a back with reported 4.37 speed in the 40-yard dash and all kinds of elusiveness, finished the 2011 season with more than 3,800 yards and 48 touchdowns.
Williams, ranked No. 119 overall in the nation and the eighth-ranked running back, committed to A&M in April, but he was one of the few Aggie commits who wavered after hearing coach Mike Sherman was fired. Williams had been one of the biggest question marks of the class after A&M hired Kevin Sumlin, but he eliminated the rumors and confirmed his support of Sumlin and the Aggies after Dekaney hoisted the Texas Class 5A Division II trophy.
“Everything is cool. I’ve got to talk it up with Coach Sumlin and make everything’s still solid,” Williams said. “[Sumlin] seems like a cool guy. He’s got a little country to his voice. He seems cool, but I want to get to know him more.”
Williams added that he’s excited to be a part of such a talented recruiting class, one that includes 11 four-star players and 22 players combined.