In his mind, Kasen Williams said, he was 100-percent healthy at the start of fall camp in August.
In truth, he admitted Tuesday, he wasn’t fully returned from a devastating leg injury until October.
“Ever since then,” he said, “everything’s been rollin’. I’ve been looking good on film and playing smoothly. It’s just about getting the coaches to trust that it’s all good and everything’s fine. And I think I’ve built that trust with that now. So I’m ready to go.”
Williams flashed some of his old self with a season-high five catches for 39 yards in the Huskies’ loss at Arizona on Saturday. He had entered the game with seven catches in UW’s first 10 games.
“It was important,” Williams said, “because I just needed to show I’m back. I needed to show Cyler that there’s confidence. I needed to show coaches that there’s confidence. And I needed to show myself that there’s confidence. And you know me: I know that it’s there. I just needed to let them know so that they could start trusting me more.”
The struggles in the passing game have been “a combination of a lot of things,” he said.
“Everything being new in all areas — coaches, the quarterback, system, everything. And with me, just trying to get back from my foot. And I feel good. I’ve been feeling 100 percent for awhile now. So it’s about time we start proving it. You’re going to see me on the field a lot more, making more plays.”