Mama Drama Costs Texas Tech Red Raiders 3-Star Linebacker

By Spenser Walters
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There seems to be a new trend sweeping the college football landscape, and frankly it scares the hell out of me; mothers of recruits are losing their minds.

We all remember the Alex Collins incident in which the eventual Arkansas Razorbacks commit had his letter of intent stolen by his mother because she wanted him to go to school closer to home. Well eventually Collins got his way and signed his papers to head off to Arkansas. That was not the case for linebacker Edward Williams.

The New Orleans native out of Warren Easton high school wanted to sign with the Texas Tech Red Raiders, and he seemed very adamant that he would be going to school there despite his mother’s objections. Williams told reporters that his decision was “shaky” because his mother wanted him to join the Tulane Green Wave. However, the young man insisted that he would be happier playing in Lubbock and that he would be signing with the Red Raiders. That decision didn’t last long when his mother refused to sign his letter of intent to TTU.

The 6’2”, 230-pound linebacker was being manhandled by his mama. Now I’m not trying to anger any mothers with this article, but this is getting out of hand. Williams had the chance to play for a middle-of-the-pack-and-looking-to-rise Big 12 team, and his mother selfishly made him step down to a Conference USA doormat. Pure insanity.

You won’t catch Williams speaking ill of his mother though. His most recent interviews have been a complete 180, and he is now singing the praises of Tulane and their second-year head coach Curtis Johnson.

Texas Tech missed out on a solid, 3-star linebacker because they couldn’t get his mom to play ball. That isn’t exactly a stellar start for their new head coach Cliff Kingsbury. In Tech’s defense, though, it is quite difficult to get somebody to want to move to Lubbock.

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