Notre Dame exceeds Williams' expectations

Juwaan Williams visited Notre Dame for the first time this weekend and they exceeded his expectations. Find out his thoughts here.

"I had a great time at Notre Dame this weekend," Juwaan Williams told Scout Sunday evening. "It was my first time there and they exceeded my expectations."

It wasn't one specific part of the visit that stood out to Williams and his mother, but he really liked everything he saw.

"There is nothing like being there at Notre Dame for a game. You can watch it on TV and it looks great, but you have to be there to see how special it really it. They have one of the best atmospheres.

"I also enjoyed my time when I met with the admissions people too. They looks at my transcripts and told me that I have nothing to worry about. They like what I am doing in the classroom and that made me feel good.

"I feel like I fit in with the players there too. I hung out the most with Theo Riddick and Manti Te'o and they were great. Everyone wants to be successful there on and off the field like me and I feel like I would fit right in."

The 6-foot-, 170 pound athlete out of Tucker, Ga. is being recruited by the Irish to play wide receiver and he feels he would do well.

"I like their offense and I like what Coach [Tony] Alford told me about how they would use me. He told me they would move me around, put me where I create mismatches, and use me where I help them the most," said the three-star prospect on Scout.

Williams is not ready to change his favorites list yet because he has nothing to compare the Irish to, but he plans to soon.

"Notre Dame did move up for me, but I am not ready to realign my list yet. Once I visit Oregon (October 7 weekend), I will likely do that.

"Coach [Brian] Kelly really did a great job outlining the visit before it got going and the things he wasn't able to tell me about really filled themselves in nicely.

"I had a great visit, I liked everything there, and I feel they really want me at Notre Dame."

Oregon will be next to get Williams on campus, then he has an official visit set up with Clemson the weekend of October 20. Florida State, Georgia Tech, and Vanderbilt are other schools he is considering.

He plans to take five official visits, then make his decision in January.

Chad Simmons is currently a National Recruiting Analyst for FOX Sports/Scout. He started with Scout in 2003 and then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become South Recruiting Manager.
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