The countdowns are starting. Recruiting junkies and die-hard fans everywhere have February 6 circled on their calendars. For those fairly new to recruiting, that day is Nation Signing Day (NSD), which is the first day recruits are allowed to sign their letter of intent.
For UTSA staff, a priority position that is still lacking a commit is running back. The coaches are looking for at least one commit, but ideally two.
A top target has been Judson's Jarveon Williams. The 5'10" 190lb back finished the season with just over 1,500 yards, 21 touchdowns and an additional 2 scores and 300 yards catching the ball out of the backfield. His performance earned him Express News 2nd Team All-City and 1st Team All District 25-5A.
There's not much down time for Williams as he mans the point for the Judson Rocket basketball team. The Rockets swept the competition and won the Aledo Tournament just last week. Williams currently averages 8 points a contest and is a key reason why the Rockets stand 17-5 on the hardwood.
UTSA is still his only official visit taken. He heads to Florida Atlantic the weekend of January 11th and plans to make a decision shortly after.
"I'm still trying to decide," Williams said. "I have a couple of more visits to take and I'll probably end up making a decision towards the middle of January. My top 3 are UTSA, FAU and TCU."
In the process, he's also picked up offers from Northwestern, Rice, Texas State and Sam Houston State. TCU is a wild-card. Although they haven't offered, they remain in constant contact and an offer from the Big XII program could likely sway Williams.
Early on schools were interested in Jarveon as a defensive back. That has changed with the majority of the programs now recruiting him to carry the ball. UTSA has not wavered as the staff has strictly liked his talent as a running back.
Williams is looking for the program that offers the best fit academically, socially and athletically. The chance to come in and play early would also figure into his decision. It's not his priority, but would be a very enticing bonus.