Bennett Williams (Brandon Huffman)

3-star CB Williams Shows Versatility

Mountain View (Calif.) St. Francis defensive back Bennett Williams showed versatility all season long in the secondary and hopes that lands a few more offers...

Mountain View (Calif.) St. Francis defensive back Bennett Williams (6-1, 195) is one of the more versatile defensive backs in the West.

And though a Power 5 offer has eluded Williams thus far, he's confident one could be close.

"I think Colorado is definitely the closest one," said Williams.  "I've been talking with them week by week. I've been in touch with them a lot. I've been in touch with Oregon coaches and Washington coaches.  But nothing as serious as Colorado. And that's a place I could see myself having success."

Prior to heading to Boulder, Colorado head coach Mike MacIntyre was at San Jose State and recruited a number of key players on the Buffs defense from the Silicon Valley.

"Coach Mac recruited guys like Kenneth Olugbode and Chidobe Awuzie and then even Akil Jones from last year," said Williams.  "Seeing them do so well, from the same league and the same place that I'm from, it gives me good hope."

Williams has family ties to the California- his father played for Cal in the 1980's, but he hasn't heard as much from them, though he'd like to.

"They would definitely be one of my top choices for sure," said Williams.  "That's where my dad went and I'm familiar with them.  I went to their camp and had a hip pointer but I still held my own. I'll be sending them my senior film."

A number of Mountain West schools have offered and Williams is still interested in them.

"I'm still considering, UNLVHawaiiWyoming and San Jose State," said Williams.

But the Ivies have his attention.

"The Ivy Leagues, that kind of education sets you up for success the rest of your life," said Williams.

Williams can play either defensive back spot in college, but while he plays corner now, he thinks safety is his long term position.

"Most schools are saying safety and I think that's probably the position I'd be better at," said Williams. "Here I play corner, I can shut down my side of the field, but at the next level, I think safety is the position I'll play."

On the year, Williams had 49 tackles and six interceptions and scored five touchdowns.

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