Williams Makes The Call

Bearcats pick up number 19 and 20 for the Class of 2009. Chris Williams was one of the two and Bearcat Insider spoke with him about making the call.

I just committed to Cincinnati," those were the words of Chris Williams tonight after giving his verbal commitment to the Bearcats. "It's home and after much thought I knew I needed to stay here."

After much talk of leaving Cincinnati, the Winton Woods product saw a change after a visit to campus with his mother and the rest of his family.

"My mom had never made a visit to UC with me. So today my whole family went down to campus and looked at everything and it hit me, this was were I belonged all along. The opportunity here is great for my academics and my football career. And it's home. I won't have to feel uncomfortable about being away as my house is only 10-15 minutes away from campus."

While being close to home was important, academics have always been of importance.

"My high school academic coach was just hired by UC and that helped me out a lot since she knows my abilities and will be able to help me earn my degree. Plus I want to study culinary and UC has a great program."

While being close to home played an important role, the chance for playing time was also important.

"I'll have a great chance to earn some early playing time at the safety position at UC. They have several seniors leaving after this season and I look forward to earning a position when I get there."

But the Bearcats didn't always hold the lead for Williams.

"It was down to West Virginia and Cincinnati all the time. I'd always talked about leaving town but I saw today this is where I should be. Me and my boy Maalik Bomar have always talked about playing in college together. I was the one talking about leaving and he was the one always saying we needed to stay home. Now we'll be teammates at Cincinnati."

Bearcat Insider tired to contact Maalik Bomar but have not been able to reach him at the time of this story.

With two more commitments the Bearcats have 20 verbal commitments with very few spots left to fill.

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