Williams Hearing from Hawks

Iowa is looking coast to coast for defensive end help in the 2014 class. One of their targets is Southfield, Michigan junior Chris Williams.

Chris Williams saw his recruitment by Iowa moving along well. When Hawkeye assistant coach Erik Campbell left for the CFL last month, the Michigan defensive lineman became unsure what his future would be with the school.

Williams still is receiving letters from Iowa on a frequent basis. He just isn't hearing from the Hawkeyes on a personal level like when Campbell was with them.

"We were friends on Facebook and we talked on there," the 6-foot-3, 255-pound Williams said. "He came to meet with me at school once or twice. He said that they were really interested in me and he wanted to get me out there for a visit."

The Iowa coaches recently were out of town on their annual cruise with fans. Williams planned to call them soon to find out where he stands with them.

"I get letters from them almost every day," Williams said. "Most of them are just informational. I was getting a lot of hand-written letters from Coach Campbell before he left."

Michigan State, Syracuse and Toledo also are showing interest in the Southfield (MI) High product. Williams still awaits his first scholarship offer. He believes Toledo is close to extending him an opportunity.

"I'm just looking around for the right school that fits me," Williams said. "The academics are really important and what the school has to offer me besides football."

Williams attended junior day at Toledo and was invited to a similar event at Indiana that he was unable to attend.

"I'm definitely camping at Toledo and Michigan State (this summer)," Williams said. "I may camp at Bowling Green and some others. I want to show people how versatile I am. I can play inside or out. I have the speed for the outside and I'm tough enough to play inside. I have the strength to play inside."

Williams said he plans to study business management and finance in college.

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