Steve Sarkisian should be pretty confident at this point in the game.
No, the season for the Washington Huskies head coach is not going perfectly to plan, most notably featuring a horrendous loss to national power LSU, but he’s still aces on the recruiting trail, and that’s where his future is.
Now it looks like he has his quarterback of the future seemingly locked up.
Troy Williams, of Narbonne High School in Harbor City California, is fully intent on going to Washington next year. And what a coup that is for Sarkisian.
Not only is Williams in his former employer and current rival Southern Cal’s backyard, but he just so happens to be arguably the best dual-threat quarterback in the country.
The 6’0’’ 175lb Williams is currently ranked as high as the third best dual-threat quarterback nationally, according to some recruiting services. And after seeing tape on him, it’s easy to see why coaches are salivating over him. Williams has good arm strength, above average accuracy and elite speed for the position.
It will be absolutely fascinating watching the development of a player as physically gifted as Williams under the guidance and tutelage of pro-style quarterback guru Sarkisian.
Remember folks, Sarkisian cut his teeth as a quarterbacks coach at Southern Cal under Pete Carroll, and his results were phenomenal. So phenomenal that he was even offered the head coaching position with the Oakland Raiders before SC offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin took the gig. And let’s not forget the progress Jake Locker made under ‘The Sark’ in the short time they were together.
Believe me, I’m certainly not ever going to compare Williams to Locker, because they are two entirely different players, even though they both are fantastic runners. But it has to intrigue just about any football fan what kind of progress Williams could make.
Williams is so committed to Washington that other schools are actually giving up. He isn’t even planning on taking any official visits other than UW. His visit to Washington is expected after the season.