Southlake Carroll graduate Peyton Williams, who transferred to Texas Tech from Colorado in January, will try to carve out a role for himself this spring as a “Y” inside receiver.
Williams suffered a torn anterior cruciate knee ligament in Carroll’s state semifinal victory in 2011, then grayshirted in the fall of 2012 at CU while he rehabbed. He decided he wanted to be back in Texas and opted for Tech, which had recruited him in high school.
“He’s a good route runner,” co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach Sonny Cumbie said Wednesday. “He understands the game pretty well. He understands space. He’s just a tough, competitive kid with pretty sure hands.”
The 6-foot-1, 190-pound Williams was a two-time all-District 7-5A selection. His career totals at Carroll were 154 catches for 1,986 yards and 18 touchdowns. That included a senior year in which he caught 92 passes for 1,196 yards and 10 TDs, covering 15 games before he got hurt.
“We’ve been impressed with him,” Cumbie said. “At Southlake Carroll, they do a great job coaching them. They know how to work. This is really his first time to be out here in live football since he was injured. For him, it’s just getting back up to speed and understanding what we’re doing on offense.”
Junior Jace Amaro is the starter at Williams' position. It appears he'll be competing for a rotation spot with senior Aaron Fisher, who has six career receptions for 71 yards.