Southern Methodist University assistant coaches have been busy out on the road this past week evaluating Texas High School talent in search for prospects who are worthy of a Mustang offer.
West Rusk's Braylon Williams confirmed with PonyStampede.com Saturday morning that he received an official offer from the Mustangs on Tuesday.
"I got my first offer Tuesday from SMU," Williams explained. "I'm very happy to receive it."
The standout athlete plays defensive end and tight end for his high school team; he is unsure where SMU wants him to play.
"They told me if I decided to come to SMU they would decide which side of the ball I would play on," Williams said. "It doesn't matter to me as long as I get to play college ball."
Williams' first offer came Tuesday from the Mustangs; he received another one Thursday from Northwestern.
"It's been a great week," Williams said. "I have decided not to rush a decision. I'm going to take my time and wait and see who else may offer."
Williams will be the first to admit that he doesn't know a lot about SMU, but look forwards to getting to know the coaching staff and the campus during a camp later this summer.
"I will be attending camp there for sure this summer," Williams said. "I want to see how it is to be coached by the coaching staff. It will be fun to get to know them better."
One of Williams' biggest fans, his mother was also very pleased with the news.
"She was really happy," Williams said. "My mom is raising me and my brother by herself; she felt it was a true blessing that I can get a free education. It's a burden lifted off of her."
The 6-foot-4, 230-pound athlete that runs a 4.8 forty, is also a great student. He currently has a 3.0 G.P.A. and will take the ACT for the first time next month.