Trotwood Madison brought an impressive group of football talent to the Cincinnati campus for a 7 on 7 passing tournament on Wednesday afternoon. Among that talent was linebacker Jamiihr Williams, a Cincinnati recruiting target. Bearcat Insider recently spoke with the three star defender.
Trotwood Madison is loaded with offensive talent like
quarterback Domonick Britt (Cincinnati), receiver Roy Roundtree (Purdue)
and running back Mike Shaw, but the fine defensive coordinator for the Rams,
Paul Neves, is also smiling from ear to ear because he knows he's got some
horses too. And one of his
thoroughbreds is linebacker Jamiihr Williams, a Bearcat recruiting target.
Bearcat Insider recently spoke with Williams about his recruitment. "I'm still waiting. I'm not sure what I'm going to do
yet. I'm waiting until after the
Herbstreit. I want to get my
scrimmages in and maybe my first two or three games before I commit."
The Ram linebacker admitted that the Bearcats were high on his list of
schools. "Oh, yeah. Cincinnati was the first BCS school to offer
me. I really like it down
here. I've been here a few
times. They're one of my top
schools." Jamiihr identified
Michigan State, Michigan, and Jackson State as other schools of interest,
although the Spartans and Wolverines have not offered. He also mentioned that Mississippi was recruiting him, and he liked the fact that
a southern school other than Jackson State had interest. Williams presently has quite a few
offers. "I have nine offers-UC,
most of the MAC schools, Jackson State and Marshall."
As Bearcats fans know, Ram teammate Domonick Britt has verbally committed
to the Bearcats, and Jamiihr was asked if having his buddy heading to Clifton would play into
his decision making. "Yeah, but
Domonick committed so early. We
planned to go to school together, but I wanted to wait. I wanted to take some visits before I
committed, but I would like to go to school with him."
Williams played at Lima Senior High
School last year and talked about the transfer to
Trotwood. "It was an easy
adjustment to the players, but the game's at a different speed down here. But I'm getting used to it." Jamiihr said he presently stands 6' 2.5"
and weighs 226 pounds.
Before Jamiihr will verbally commit anywhere, he'd like
for his father to see the campus and talk with the coaching staff. This formality appears already scheduled
for the Bearcats. "I know my dad
and I will be here September 6, and I'm going to try and official (visit) down
here too so we'll get down here a few more times."
Jamiihr and his Trotwood teammates will play at Nippert Stadium in the
2007 Herbstreit event against Highlands High
School which will probably be featuring Gino
Guidugli's younger brother at quarterback.