RECRUITING: Mon Williams signs with Florida

The University of Florida added another all-star player to its recruiting class today when Mesquite (TX) Horn HS running back Mon Williams decided he wanted to be a Gator. The 6-2, 198 pound running back has been a Gator fan for quite some time.

"I wanted to be a Gator because on television you see the fans going crazy," he said last week. "That was just something I wanted to be a part of."

Williams visited Gainesville and the University of Florida a few weeks ago on his official visit. It lived up to everything he imagined.

"The Swamp was huge when I went there," he said. "The stands are right near the end zone and it is like they are right there on top f you. I saw some highlights and they were acting crazy. The fans love their football and they have a reason to be crazy."

Williams really has a good feeling about the coaching staff at Florida. They are people he wants to be around. Running Backs Coach Stan Drayton is someone he got to know very well during the process.

"Coach Drayton made me feel comfortable and let e open up myself to him. He and his wife are very nice people. It will be like my home away from home and his wife is like my second mom. It's the same thing with Coach Meyer."

Meyer visited Williams a couple of weeks ago in Texas and Williams remembers the visit well.

"It was like a superstar coming to the school," Williams said. "Everybody at school was pointing him out. He was saying they need a scat running back, someone that can break loose and no one can catch them. He is a great person he is straight forward and not going to cut corners with you. I met his family too, his two daughters and their son. I am going to see them grow up, that was something he thought was important."

Williams thinks he can bring a little pizzazz to the Gator backfield. He believes the Gator offense is designed for a running back like him.

"I have everything you need as a running back," he said. "I can shake you. I can run over you or anything that it takes to get in the end zone."

Mon Williams is a big addition to the 2006 signing class of the University of Florida. A lifelong Gator, he will be fulfilling his dream over the next four years.

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