Ryan defensive tackle J.T. Williams picks Southern Miss

Ryan senior defensive tackle signed with Southern Miss on Wednesday. He chose the Golden Eagles over Massachusetts and Houston Baptist.

A few months ago, it looked as if J.T. Williams was headed to the Southeastern Conference.

Then a few weeks ago, the stress mounted as Williams’ options to play college football dwindled.

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Ryan recruiting notes: Ryan’s J.T. Williams to make decision tomorrow

Ryan senior defensive tackle J.T. Williams has narrowed his college choices to Houston Baptist, Southern Miss and Massachusetts. Williams will make his decision tomorrow on national signing day.

We’re less than 24 hours away from national signing day, and one of Ryan’s biggest recruits still has a decision to be made.

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Louisiana Tech offers Ryan senior DT J.T. Williams

Ryan senior defensive tackle J.T. Williams picked up his fourth FBS scholarship today when Louisiana Tech offered him this afternoon.

Ryan senior defensive tackle J.T. Williams reported his fourth Football Bowl Subdivision scholarship offer today.

Louisiana Tech threw its name among the list of schools recruiting Williams. He’s already received offers from Missouri, Houston and North Texas. Houston Baptist, which will join the FCS’ Southland Conference in 2014, also offered Williams and fellow Ryan defensive lineman Sekou Clark.

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Ryan’s J.T. Williams, Sekou Clark add HBU offers

Ryan senior defensive tackle J.T. Williams was offered a scholarship by Houston Baptist on Sunday night, making it the fourth offer he's received.

Ryan senior defensive tackle J.T. Williams added to his list of suitors on Sunday night when Houston Baptist head coach Vic Shealy called Williams and offered him a scholarship.

It’s Williams’ fourth scholarship offer. He’s been offered by Missouri, North Texas, and Houston, and he seems to be leaning toward Missouri (where his brother, Jordan Williams, is an offensive lineman) but he’s still undecided.

Now the difference between those three schools and HBU is that the Huskies are in the Football Championship Subdivision (formerly known as Division I-AA), not the Football Bowl Subdivision.

This year is HBU’s first year playing football, and the Huskies will join the Southland Conference in 2014.

Do I expect Williams to go there? No, not really. But it’s always worth mentioning an offer, especially for a guy like Williams. He’s got 47 tackles, five tackles for loss and two sacks.

(UPDATE: 8:38 p.m.) : Williams said fellow senior defensive lineman Sekou Clark was also offered by HBU, which isn’t a bad decision by the Huskies. This is the first offer the defensive end received this season.

Louisiana-Monroe, Tulane and Washington State offered Clark prior to this season. I know a lot of recruiting folk were high on Clark because of his what they call “measurables” (6-4, 240 pounds). It’ll be interesting to see if anybody else offers Clark before national signing day next February.

Ryan’s J.T. Williams adds Mizzou offer to list

Ryan's DT J.T. Williams (5), seen here tackling Hebron QB Carson Proffitt last year, picked up an offer from Missouri today

Chalk up another offer for Ryan defensive tackle J.T. Williams.

The senior defensive lineman picked up his third offer today when he opened a letter after practice that said Missouri is offering him a scholarship.

The scholarship from the Southeastern Conference school is the biggest one he’s received so far. His other two offers are from Conference USA’s North Texas and Houston, which is in the American Athletic Conference.

“I was pretty excited,” Williams said. “It’s a pretty big offer, an SEC offer. They’re the best conference.”

It’s pretty easy to see why he’d be excited about an offer from an SEC school. An SEC team has won the Bowl Championship Series National Championship game every year since the game was installed in 2007.

J.T. is the younger brother of Jordan Williams, a freshman right guard at Missouri who graduated from Ryan in 2011.

However, J.T., 6-2 and 282 pounds (at last check), wasn’t strong on saying he’d want to follow his brother to Columbia, Mo.

“I really don’t want to follow my brother in his footsteps,” Williams said. “I want to make my own path. But I understand Missouri’s a big school — SEC — and I wouldn’t mind going there probably.”

Williams said he’s far away from making a decision, so I’m guessing he’s not too swayed toward committing anywhere. It’s still early — I mean, it’s still August — so there’s plenty of time for other schools to come in with more intriguing propositions.

But until then, he’ll have those three offers filed away.

Ryan’s J.T. Williams holds offers from North Texas, Houston

Ryan Class of 2014 defensive tackle J.T. Williams, seen here scoring against Cedar Hill in the the playoffs last year, has picked up two offers so far from North Texas and Houston.

Despite the the carnival-like activities going around Ryan today during “Raider Day” (where was this when I was in high school?), there was some notable events that occurred today off East McKinney Street.

I confirmed with defensive coordinator David Thomas that Class of 2014 defensive tackle J.T. Williams currently has two offers from North Texas and Houston.

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