After a long recruiting battle, Amir Williams is staying in Big Ten Country and will play for Ohio State.
It was a long hard battle for the services of Amir Williams
. The big man from Detroit (MI) Country Day has been one of the most coveted big men in the class since very early in his high school career. After an intense recruiting battle, Williams made his decision on the final day of the early signing period.
Williams will take his game to the Big Ten. According to three sources close to the situation, Williams has decided to attend Ohio State for college.
Williams picked the Buckeyes over Florida. Other schools that offered during the process were Arizona, Cincinnati, Duke, DePaul, Michigan, Purdue, and Oklahoma.
Landing Williams, the No. 36 overall prospect in the nation, is huge for the Buckeyes who now are likely to jump into the top 10 nationally in recruiting for the 2011 class.
At 6-foot-10 and 220 pounds, Williams is one of the most physically imposing players in the class. He is a very capable shot blocker and his offensive game is really coming around as well.
Williams joins Trey McDonald, Sam Thompson, LaQuinton Ross, and Shannon Scott to form a quintet of recruits who will be asked to keep Ohio State near the top of the national polls.