BTW’s Gentry Williams Being Heavily Recruited

GTR Sports Writer

TOP DEFENSIVE PROSPECT: Booker T. Washington defensive back Gentry Williams carries the ball in a recent game. The senior is being heavily recruited by D-I schools, including Oklahoma.

Gentry Williams is considered the top recruit in the state and among the top in the nation. The Booker T. Washington star recently made a visit to Oklahoma. The defensive back also has plans this fall to visit LSU  Williams also took three official visits in the summer to Florida, USC and Arkansas.

According to a social media post he made on on Sept. 20, Williams announced in a visit to Norman that OU was “everything he wanted in an official (visit).” The post followed the Sooners’ Sept. 18 game against Nebraska.
But the other programs continue to make a push to get him. Eventually, he’ll announce his decision for his destination. 

What is he looking for in a school?

“Just the right fit,” he said. “I look forward to seeing myself being successful and pursuing everything I want to pursue in college.”

Williams missed most of last season due to an ACL injury. It was hard standing on the sidelines. 

“I’ve really been building the muscles around my injuries a lot,” the Hornets’ defender said. “With my ACL, I’ve been building up my quads to make sure my legs are strong enough to obtain hits. With my hamstrings, I’ve been rolling out stretching, taking the proper techniques of making sure this stuff never happens again.

“It has definitely pushed me to another level to work hard and make sure I never have these types of injuries again. It does get frustrating from time to time,” Williams added.

Williams, who also runs track, describes himself as a quick twitchy player and thinks his IQ is pretty smart. “I’d say those are my strong suits,” he said.

As for Williams’ current team, the Hornets are out for one thing. 

“I think we have some great things planned for us this year,” he said in a preseason interview back in August “We have talent coming back and in the spots that we lost people, we have some young guys that can fill in the spots. So, we’re trying to peak at the right time. We want to advance and be a state championship team in December.” 

The Hornets are backing it up. As of publication of this article, BTW was 4-1 overall and 1-1 in District 6AII-2.

The remaining toughest foe on the schedule is Bixby, the defending 6AII state champion, who will play the Hornets on Nov. 5 at S.E. Williams Stadium in what will be the regular season finale.

The Hornets had already played Choctaw, the 2020 runner-up, and lost 29-20 to the Yellowjackets on Sept. 24. They responded the next week with a 66-0 romp over Bartlesville.

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