Beware of "The Predator"

<b>Willie Williams</b>, who goes by the nickname of "The Predator", is hungering to taste a state championship. On Saturday night the 6-foot-2 and 225 pound linebacker and his Miami Carol City teammates will square off against Orlando Edgewater for the Class 6A state championship.

"I'm hungry," Williams said. "I ready to get at it."

Last week Williams helped lead his team to a 3-0 state semi-final victory over Miami Killian and their highly- rated running back in Bobby Washington who is committed to the Miami Hurricanes.

"I had 10 tackles and two tackles for a loss in that game," he said. "They were running Bobby Washington away from me and I was still able to fight through the blocks and chase him down. He was probably the best player that I faced all year though."

In between play-off games, Williams is the target of a heavy recruiting battle between the Miami Hurricanes and the Florida State Seminoles.

"I have already had in-home visit from Florida State," The No. 2 ranked linebacker in the country said. "Coach Haggins of FSU is great guy and very cool. Coach Shannon of Miami is coming over to my house tomorrow. Florida State and Miami are going the extra mile. I don't know how to describe it other than its very intense. I getting hand-written letters every day."

Not only are the coaches going the extra mile his friends are trying to convince him to join their respective teams.

"Ali Highsmith has been calling me," he said. "He wants me to join him at Miami. Willie Jones of Florida State calls also. He told me Florida State is the place I needed to be and I needed to come up. Drew Weatherford tried calling me last night but I was out. He's going to try and call me again tonight."

Williams has three official visits set up to Florida State on (1/9), Auburn (1/17) and Miami (1/23). He's also considering North Carolina State and Oklahoma.

Does the five-star prospect have a leader?

Florida State and Miami are my two leaders," he said.

As a senior, Williams recorded 85 tackles and 16 sacks.

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