Williams set to officially visit ASU

Arizona State has been especially active in Louisiana in the 2016 class and wide receiver John Williams has received the interest well. He's looking forward to seeing the school in person on an official visit.

Louisiana 3-star wide receiver John Williams is trying to predict the future.

During his recruitment process, Williams is hoping to find out exactly what his freshman year will be like at the schools that are currently recruiting him. One of the schools he is looking into is Arizona State.

Williams told Scout.com in May he has Arizona State in his top three and this month he said the Sun Devils remain near the top of his list and he will officially visit the school in the fall.

“I really like them at this point,” Williams said. “I should have my visits and stuff already (set up) with them…I’ve been keeping them in my corner. So I really like [ASU].”

In May, Williams said he had an unofficial top three of ASU, Tulane and Wake Forest. Williams updated the list saying Utah offered him a scholarship and he has become very interested in the Utes. He also has some interest in Southern Mississippi.

Williams is 5-foot-9, 170-pound receiver who will play his senior season at Destrehan High School in Destrehan, Louisiana.

Williams said two former Destrehan players are currently playing for Utah and have urged him to think about the school.

“They’ve been telling me all about it,” Williams said. “They said it’s pretty cool up there, it’s a cool environment so it’s making me like the school even more.”

Out of Williams’s top list of schools he said he only visited Tulane because of the proximity in Louisiana. He did say he will make an unofficial trip to Southern Miss. before the end of the summer.

Like a lot of recruits at this point in the summer, Williams is thinking about his official visits. Williams confirmed that he will probably visit ASU the weekend of his bye week.

The other schools Williams is set on officially visiting are Utah and Tulane.

Like he said in May, Williams is looking for a school he feels the most comfortable at.

Offensive coordinator Mike Norvell contacts Williams and Williams said they have been talking a lot this summer.

So far, Williams feels comfortable with Norvell. Williams said Norvell has been telling recently what he needs to do in order to make an impact right away if he joins the Sun Devils.

“He tells me come in top notch shape,” Williams said. “That’s the only thing that I’d be really able to do, come in top notch shape and the ability to learn.”

Williams may be comfortable with Norvell, but he wants to spend time with him in person along with the rest of the coaching staff and his potential future teammates.

Williams’s upcoming official visits will be crucial in his decision. On his official trip, Williams said he wants to feel a bond with the players and coaches and wants to interview the current players.

“(I want to ask) how was it their freshman year?” Williams said. “What are things that I’d have to accomplish to get where they are at Arizona State and basically seeing what type of top notch shape I’d have to be in once I come in as a freshman and the things that I’d have to do to become a star there.”

Williams said he might make a verbal commitment to one of his schools before he makes any official visits, but he is not certain on the time of his commitment.

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