Williams has ASU in Top-3

Arizona State has recruited Louisiana very aggressively in 2016 and is solidly in the running for wide receiver John Williams.

When it comes to picking a college, Louisiana wide receiver John Williams places a lot of important on how comfortable he is in the surroundings.

Williams said the Arizona State coaching staff has gotten his attention and ASU is in the running to be his new home next year.

“I would have to say it’s an exciting school and I think I would feel at home over there,” Williams said. “I’ve talked to most of the coaches there. I like the way they talk and I just want to go to a school where I can feel like home at.”

The 3-star wide receiver from Destrehan High School in Louisiana has not visited the ASU campus yet but said he wants to travel to Tempe sometime early in the summer.

Even though he has not visited ASU, Williams still puts ASU at the top of his list.

“Arizona State, Wake Forest and Tulane are my top three,” Williams said.

Williams claims 11 scholarship offers including ASU, Wake Forest, Tulane, Arkansas State, Colorado State, Louisiana Tech, Southern Mississippi, University of Louisiana-Monroe, Utah State and Western Kentucky.

Williams said he likes how the ASU coaches are upfront with him.

“They keep it real with me (and) tell me everything, you know, the ups and downs and just basically keep it real with me,” Williams said.

Williams said he is mainly being recruited by offensive coordinator Mike Norvell.

He said he also is interested in ASU because of its offensive system. He said he likes the way the Sun Devils use their wide receivers in a fast-paced, spread offensive scheme.

He said he plays in a similar system in Destrehan. The 5-foot-9, 170 pound receiver runs a 40-time of 4.53 according to Scout.com. Williams said Norvell said he wants to utilize his speed in the ASU passing game.

“(I’d run) quick routes,” Williams said. “Quick slants, hitches, screen routes and things like that.”

Besides ASU, Williams said he plans on visiting the other schools in his top three, Tulane and Wake Forest.

Williams said he has not and will not participate in any combines or showcases this offseason. At the moment, he said he does not plan on attending any summer college camps but that could change in the future.

Williams said he hopes to trim his list down after the spring. He said he might make his commitment at the end of the summer but does not have any dates set when he would make those decisions.

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