4-Star DE Looking for Relationships

At 6-5 and 265 pounds, 2012 DE Leonard Williams has the size and athleticism to excel at the next level. With over 20 offers already, Williams is evaluating each school but says he likes what he sees from Florida, USC, Florida State, and Alabama. While Leonard says he is in no rush to make a decision, he is looking forward to more visits and hopes to have a top five by the end of the summer.

Leonard Williams, a senior out of Mainland High School has made a visit to four of the top football programs in the country and says he was impressed by all of them.

"Florida, USC, Florida State, and Alabama are really standing out to me at this point but they are the only schools I have been to so far. I will have a top five after summer," Williams said.

While four schools are standing out in William's eyes he is taking all of his offers seriously. He says he wants to make sure he doesn't rush this decision and adds, he will be visiting other campuses.

"I am still planning on visiting Georgia, Auburn, Clemson, and maybe Rutgers," Williams said.

As far as what he has already seen, Williams was excited to breakdown his visits.

Florida: "I grew up a Florida fan because my Dad really liked them. I went down there and watched a practice and it was really intense and I liked it. I also got along with the coaches really well."

USC: "I went to a two day camp at USC and I really liked the campus but more than that I like the coaching staff. They are also building a new facility and it looks really nice. The coaches broke down film with us and that was something I haven't seen at a camp before."

Florida State: "I went to FSU's camp and I liked what I saw. They have a history of having their defensive linemen make it to the NFL, which is nice to hear. I got along really well with the D-line coaches too," Williams said.

Alabama: "I went to Alabama for camp and I liked it. They play really hard there and I liked the environment a lot."

Williams said he would like to play in the SEC and adds, "They are the harder teams in college football." Not only is the competition within the SEC appealing to Williams but in his case, they also seem to be the most persistent.

"Florida and Alabama are pursing me the hardest at this point. I haven't spoken to them in a couple weeks but both are sending me letters and film almost everyday," Williams said.

Williams is expecting a tough decision this fall and he says he wants to make sure he takes his time. He says he will consider all of his offers and evaluate them differently. But overall, Williams says he is looking for the complete package.

"I am looking for good relationships with coaches, a solid history, and how many players make it to the NFL. I also want to know if I can play freshman year," Williams said.

When asked if playing time was something he was ready to work hard for, Williams responded, "Most schools tell me it's up to me and I am ready to train hard, work hard, and be the best that I can be so I can earn time on the field early on."

Williams is excited for the new chapter in his life and says he plans to contribute wherever he ends up playing.

"Wherever I go fans can expect me to play hard every down. I never give up and I run full speed every play. I also have a great attitude and great sportsmanship. I really respect all of the players and the coaches," Williams said.

Williams plans to major in business or sports medicine and adds, "If I can't play in the NFL, I always want to be around the game. I love it."

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