De La Salle do-everything runningback Evan Williams recently made his college choice. The Islander back had offers from Wyoming, Northern Iowa and at one point Minnesota. As Minnesota's interest waned, Williams ended up deciding to attend the school that has been after him the longest. After a visit, Williams committed to the University of Wyoming.
"It was Wyoming the whole time," said Williams. "It was between them and Northern Iowa."
The both schools had offered Williams, but one thing really stood out.
"Pretty much they have been with me from the beginning. I felt comfortable (with Wyoming). Northern Iowa is a good school, but at Wyoming I get to play the best - Texas, Oregon and all of them. There was nothing wrong with Northern Iowa, I just felt more comfortable with Wyoming."
His visit to the Cowboy's campus helped to solidify his decision.
"(The visit) went good," said Williams. "We went snowmobiling, I met some players and they were good guys. They were very welcoming, like home."
The coaches didn't really give Williams any strict guidelines on what to do to prepare for next season. Despite the position change and his injury during his senior year, they do expect him to come in and compete for playing time at the runningback position right away. To get ready Williams will be working out this winter in the weight room and then will be running sprints on the track team this spring.
The coaching staff knows they won't have to worry about his speed coming into camp next year, but they do want him to put more weight on his frame.
Williams was an interested observer when Wyoming won its bowl game to end the season, but said it didn't really influence his decision. He just said he hopes to contribute to more bowl runs over the next four years.
Despite a crazy three years of high school football for Williams; injuries, State tournament appearances, a championship game, a position change and being the subject of a spirited back and forth on the MinnesotaPreps message board, Williams ended up where his recruiting journey started - as a Wyoming Cowboy.