As soon as Mario Williams’ commitment reverberated through Sooner Nation, the sound caught the attention of Skip Johnson. The head coach of the baseball program immediately recognized the opportunity that now exists.
Although Williams has established himself as an elite receiver on the gridiron, the prospect also garnered attention on the diamond. Possessing the rare ability to play at the highest level in two sports the Sooner commit has spoken about with the staff according to OU Insider. “Yeah. The OU staff has spoken to me about that chance,” Williams said. “If that was something I can handle, I want to try it.”
Known for the ability to steal bases on a consistent basis as well as a powerful swing at the plate, Williams would be a welcomed addition to a baseball program on the rise. Make no mistake, football is the future for Williams. But, that won’t stop Skip Johnson from utilizing the talents of the current high school senior assuming the recruit arrives on campus.
It’s been done before with the most recent examples falling on Cody Thomas and Kyler Murray. The only question left in limbo is, will Williams follow in the path of those that have come before him?
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