By Doug Drowley
Special to The Seattle Times
Bellevue senior Kim Williams may sound coy. She doesn’t intend it.
The second-ranked girls swim recruit in Washington, according to collegeswimming.com, simply hasn’t made a decision yet on which college will get her talents next fall.
Williams took her recruiting trip to the University of Arizona a couple of weekends ago. She will quickly spend time at USC in Los Angeles, then go to Stanford.
She expects to have a decision made on what school she will attend by the middle of October.
“I’m going to take my trips,” Williams said before heading to Arizona. “I’ve been told you really find out how you fit with the team, how you fit with the coaches. I have been admitted (to Stanford), but I haven’t decided to go there.”
The old saying goes, of course, that if you’re smart enough to get into Stanford, you’re smart enough not to turn down the chance to go there. Williams simply doesn’t want to ignore the chances that somewhere else might be a better fit, even if she is happy the end is near.
“I am really looking forward to being done with the recruiting process,” Williams said. “It’s been fun, but stressful. Saying ‘No’ for me, it’s like the hardest thing ever. But I’ve gotten through it. And only two more nos to go.”
Williams said she likely will commit quickly once her recruiting travels are complete. As one of Bellevue’s captains this fall, she wants to focus on the Wolverines and her final high school swimming year.
“It will be good to get it off my plate,” Williams said.