Judson quarterback Julon Williams, who started his senior season with a scintillating performance in the Rockets’ 65-45 win over Austin Lake Travis, has committed to the University of Houston.
"It's a good program," Williams said. "They told me I can fit in their system on the offensive side with the ball in my hands and make plays, so I thought that would be a good thing for me. And then also the academic side has a real good program. I can get a good education, so that's why I chose UH."
Williams, a senior, announced his commitment via his Twitter account Sunday.
A four-star recruit, Williams piled up 501 of Judson’s 748 total yards and accounted for five touchdowns in the Rockets’ victory against defending Class 6A Division I state champ Lake Travis.
Williams, who started 13 games as a freshman and helped lead Judson to the 6A Division I state semifinals, has been heavily recruited by Power 5 schools, including Oklahoma State, TCU, Virginia and Kansas State. He finished his junior season with 1,364 rushing yards, 820 passing yards and had a hand in 26 total TDs.
Williams completed 16 of 22 passes for 287 yards and two TDs, and rushed for 214 yards and three more scores on only 14 carries. He averaged a staggering 15.3 yards per carry.
On Monday, Williams deflected credit to his offensive line and coaches.
"We just came out that night and executed," he said after practice. "The offensive line did very good. The coaching staff, they gave us good calls. The team made good plays."
Williams said UH coaches have told him "I'm going to get in the ball in my hands," and probably will be moved to a slot-receiver position.
"I'm looking forward to it," he said.
Williams, 5-foot-10 and 190 pounds, also helped lead Judson to the state semifinals as a sophomore in 2015. Texas Football magazine picked the Rockets to win the Class 6A Division I state championship this season.
Williams is the younger brother of former UTSA running back Jarveon Williams, who completed his college career last season as the Roadrunners’ all-time leading rusher.
"I'm really proud of him," Williams said. "That's my brother. I love him and I support him in everything he does."
Judson, No. 1 in the KENS 5 Area High School Football Rankings, plays Brennan (0-1) at 7 p.m. Saturday at Farris Stadium.
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