Vols surprise Miami commit

Miami commit Dexter Williams is on a long road trip to several colleges and his latest stop was Tennessee. The four-star running back was wowed by what he saw in Knoxville.

Dexter Williams has visited several schools in the last few days including Louisville, Ohio State, Cincinnati, Kentucky, and now Tennessee. The Miami commitment was very impressed by what he saw in Knoxville.

"It was just a lot of love. I got to watch the camp for a little bit, then I did a campus tour and was quite surprised by what Tennessee had. It was just so beautiful. Some of the stuff I saw was unbelievable. Just the love that I saw that they had for Peyton Manning, it was just crazy," Williams said.

The Winter Garden (Fla.) West Orange standout had a lot to say about all he saw in Tennessee. He was very impressed by everything going on in the Volunteers program.

"I fell in love with the locker rooms, but I feel more in love with the indoor facility. It was just beautiful. It was a big turf field, then you could see all the coaches' rooms, and they had the DJs going. It was real live. I got a chance to see all the football players and how they were acting, they were just so live," he said.

"The best part to me, was the weight room. There was just so much orange everywhere and they had the fueling station in the back, it was just crazy."

The four-star back was able to get to know the Volunteers coaches a bit. He said they made it clear that he is a high priority for them in the 2015 class.

"They said I'm a big part of this program, actually a top recruit for them. They want me to come up more and more so I can build a better relationship and see how they coach and see how the program is run even more. They hope I will commit and play for the Vols," Williams said.

Williams remains committed to the Hurricanes but he's been clear that he'll take visits and look into things. He raved about his Ohio State visit and now Tennessee is right there in the race too.

"Tennessee, they're there. It was just crazy, I wasn't expecting all of that. They're there," he said.

"I'm definitely still thinking about Miami. I'm committed there, it was my first offer, and it's close to home. At the same time, I'm starting to get a feel for these places that are outside of Florida, but Miami is still there."

Williams visits South Carolina Friday and then will see Clemson before heading home.

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