Anthony Williams commits to Longhorns as linebacker for 2025 season.

Anthony Williams Commits to Texas Longhorns as Fourth Recruit in 2025 Class

The Texas Longhorns received a pre-game present ahead of their upcoming game today as Pearland Shadow Creek linebacker Anthony Williams announced his commitment to the team for the 2025 class. This makes Williams the fourth commitment in the class, adding to the excitement for Texas fans.

Williams, who has been a regular visitor to the UT campus, including attending a couple of home games in the fall, made his decision after being inspired by the Longhorns’ performance during a game against Texas Tech. “When I went to the Texas game versus Texas Tech, I watched them play. I was sitting there watching, all I could think of was ‘I feel like I can be here, this is where I want to be, this is where I want to call home, this is where I want to be for the next four or five years,’” Williams said. “Watching that game, it just inspired me. It’s Texas. It’s right by home. Everything is bigger in Texas.”

Standing at 6-4, 205 pounds, Williams had offers from Auburn, Baylor, Notre Dame, and Oregon. Despite his family’s ties to Baylor, including both his parents attending the school and his brother currently being a student there, Williams ultimately decided it was best for himself to choose Texas. “It’s a pretty big relief. Both my dad, my mom (went to Baylor) and my brother goes to Baylor right now. It was a very hard decision to end the tradition,” Williams said. “But I feel like it’s a big relief, so I can be locked in with one school, be focused on this.”

Despite his decision to commit to Texas, Williams voiced that his family was fully supportive of his choice. “They’re super supportive. They’re with me wherever I go. They’re behind me 100 percent whatever I do, whether it’s football, basketball or track,” Williams said.

As a three-star prospect, Williams was recruited by Texas linebackers coach Jeff Choate, who will take over the Nevada job when UT’s season ends. Despite Choate’s departure, Williams expressed confidence and excitement about his commitment to be a Longhorn. “I talked to coach Choate as well as Sark and Coach K (Pete Kwiatkowski),” Williams said. “I first told coach Choate a week earlier since he’s still there at Texas. I told him and he gave coach Sark and coach K a heads up.”

Williams’ commitment comes as a boost for Texas as they prepare to face off in their upcoming game. With his addition to the team, Longhorn fans have even more to look forward to in the coming years.