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Mansfield Timberview QB Devin Williams Recommits to Texas State


The recruiting train keeps rolling in San Marcos as Mansfield Timberview quarterback Devin Williams has recommitted to the Texas State Bobcats.

Williams, a three-star, dual-threat quarterback, de-committed from Texas State last fall after initially committing to the Bobcats in March of 2015.

“I just felt like the program needed change. That’s actually one of the reasons I de-committed in the first place. Once coach Withers and the new staff came in, I did a little research on coach Withers and I just felt like it was the right choice for me to go back. They all seem real cool; they are all young so I can relate to them. I can’t wait to go on my official visit and meet all those guys.”

At 5-11, 180-lbs, some want to label Williams as an athlete, thinking he could play multiple positions instead of quarterback. He ran a 4.49 40-time at a Texas State camp so he has the speed to play different positions but he is determined to make it as a quarterback at the next level. When he spoke to new offensive coordinator for Texas State, Brett Elliott, they were on the same page of keeping Williams under center.

“(Elliott) told me that he wanted a guy that could run and throw the ball. He was excited to get me back. He said the offense is going to be spread out and a lot more fun than last year’s. I’m excited to take a good look at it and see what they are trying to do.”

Elliott is no stranger to quarterback play, as he was one himself. He started out his collegiate career with Utah and was the starting quarterback at the beginning of the 2002 season. After breaking his wrist, he was replaced by former No. 1 overall draft pick and current starting quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs, Alex Smith. Elliott would transfer to Linfield College where he played out the 2004 and 2005 seasons as their starting quarterback, even leading Linfield to a DIII National Championship in ’04.

The San Diego Chargers put Elliott on their roster in 2006 but he didn’t play. He would go on to play in the Arena Football League for a few more years until he was hired on as a graduate assistant at Mississippi State in 2012. He joined Everett Withers on his James Madison staff as co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach in 2015. He spent one year there before following Withers to Texas State.

With a vote of confidence from Elliott, Williams had a frank conversation with Withers about what was next, “He was just straight up with me. He was asking me what my deal was with recruiting and he told me what he wanted in a quarterback. Basically he told me straight up, ‘we want you back.’ I wanted to come back so that was a done deal for me. He seems like a great man and a great coach. I’ve heard nothing but good things about him.”

Williams has eight offers on the table from Texas State, North Texas, University of Louisiana-Monroe, Army, Navy, New Mexico and Charleston Southern. He had options but Williams had a few different factors on why he chose Texas State.

“Its real close to home. A lot of my friends and family members go there. It’s not too far but it’s far away enough. I like the atmosphere. I just can’t wait to get up there to meet all the new coaches and build a relationship with them. It’s good that they have someone new that can relate to the players.

They haven’t set an official date for his visit but it will be one of the next three weekends. We’ll have an update on Williams after his visit is set.

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Stephen Michael 26, is a journalist, social media coordinator, host, and entertainment reporter. Michael graduated in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in Communication Arts and earned a Master's Degree in Digital Media in 2020 from the University of the Incarnate Word. He has worked covering the San Antonio Rampage, Stars, and San Antonio Futbol Club. He was the host of the Project Spurs Roundtable on NBC affiliate News 4 San Antonio from 2015-17.


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