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Bryson Williams shifting his focus
For all intents and purposes, the chances of Lincoln (Neb.) Southeast High DT Bryson Williams ending up a Cornhusker seems to be at about zero.
Williams, a 247Sports 3-star defensive tackle and the No. 2 player in Nebraska in 2018, told Land of 10 this week he recently spoke with coach Mike Riley, who told him the Huskers won’t be offering Williams a scholarship.
“They told me why they aren’t going to end up offering,” Williams said, declining to go into detail. “So interest is gone from them.”
Williams, the No. 49-rated defensive tackle in his class, holds 14 scholarship offers, including from Iowa, Iowa State and Kansas State.
One reason why Nebraska might not be very interested in Williams could be supply and demand: the Huskers took three defensive tackles in their 2017 class and have 3-star DT Masry Mapieu already committed in 2018.
So Williams is shifting his focus to Kansas State and Iowa.
On April 22, Williams made his third visit to Manhattan, Kan., and the trip reinforced why he’s so high on the Wildcats.
“The feeling I get when I’m there, the way the coaches make me feel, the vibe between each player, it’s a good setting,” Williams said.
He also visited Iowa this spring and says he is attracted to the Hawkeyes because of the longevity of the coaching staff, and because the city.
Williams is planning to head to the East Coast in coming weeks to check out camps at Virginia Tech and Duke. He plans to commit around the end of July. And unless something drastic changes, it won’t be to Nebraska.
No. 6 safety has Huskers in his top 7
Nebraska remains in play for 4-star safety Leon O’Neal Jr.
— LeonNumbaNine#9 (@WakeEmUp9) June 1, 2017
From Cypress, Texas, O’Neal Jr. is the No. 6 safety in the 2018 class and holds 33 offers. His 247sports crystal ball is overflowing with Texas A&M predictions — all 11 so far point to the Aggies. He visited College Station twice in March — once on March 1 and again on March 31 for the Aggies’ Friday Night Lights Camp.