Like many other football players looking to land that first offer, Germod Williams (Conroe, Texas/Oak Ridge) waited and waited for a school to take a chance. Some days patiently, others impatiently.
On Thursday, the 6-foot, 185-pound safety received offer No. 1, as Texas State extended a scholarship – ending weeks and weeks of frustration.
“It feels great. You always have that dream and think you’re going to get an offer,” Williams said. “When it finally happens, you’re speechless. Words can’t explain it right now.”
Williams, nicknamed “Shreveport” because he was born and raised in Shreveport, La., is a high-motor safety with great strength and speed. He runs a 4.4-second 40-yard dash and power cleans 260 pounds. He also squats nearly 500 pounds.
Recruited by defensive coordinator Craig Naivar, Williams had 54 tackles and an interception during the 2011 season for Oak Ridge. Williams also has current interest from Louisiana-Monroe.
“You see a lot of kids around the state, and you know you can compete with them,” Williams said. “You see them giving verbal commitments to coaches, and you’re like, ‘Hey, I’m right here, too.’ I know God’s got a plan for everybody, and it finally worked for me.
“I’m always going to be a hard-working player who flies around. Wherever the ball is, that’s where I’ll be. You’ll always get 100 percent out of me. That’s the kind of player I am.”