Four-Star ATH Chase Williams Breaks Down His Nebraska Commitment

Corona (Calif.) Roosevelt athlete Chase Williams recently cut his list to five and made his decision earlier today when he committed to Nebraska

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Nebraska continues to excel recruiting the Golden State and landed a big commitment earlier today from standout two-way athlete Chase Williams.

Williams recently told us he had cut his choices to five. Along with the Huskers, his other finalists included the Arizona State Sun DevilsNotre Dame Fighting IrishUCLA Bruins and USC Trojans.

"I visited Nebraska for the spring game and just knew that was the place for me," Williams said. "I loved the fan base, the campus and the area around the campus. I have a great relationship with all the coaches and just felt comfortable there. Donte Williams (DB coach) was my lead recruiter and he's a great guy and a great coach as well.

"I planned to commit in August but the timing just felt right to do it now. I actually committed to them about a week ago but kept it to myself until now. They're bringing me in as an athlete but with more of an emphasis on corner. I've been working really hard all spring at DB and I really like the position and I'm excited to continue to learn and get better at it.

We always saw Williams as more of a receiver following his junior season but he has been extremely impressive at corner this off-season. He has good size at 6-1, 190 pounds, shows good feet, short area quickness and the ability to run with just about anyone.

The biggest surprise with Williams is how quickly he has learned the position and how technical he has become. Watching a typical 7v7 event, 95% of the corners you see are clutching, holding and grabbing a jersey but Williams is so fluid in his movement and confident in his ability, he doesn't need to do any of that.

"I try to focus on my technique as much as I can," Williams said. "As a receiver, that happens (holding) to me a lot so I try not to do it when I'm playing corner. You can get away with that in 7v7 but not at the next level so I focus on playing the position with my feet and not using my hands."

Williams said his commitment to the Huskers and he has no plans to take any other visits.

"Nope, I'm not shutting it down, I'm solid," Williams said. "I won't be taking any visits, I'm locked in. Like I said, I feel really good about the situation at Nebraska. I got that special feeling on my trip and just knew that is where I belonged. 

"Just knowing who the coaches are and what they have accomplished is a great feeling for me. The staff has produced a lot of great players in the past and I'm excited to be a part of that. I have no doubt it's the best fit for me."


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