Williams Visits AZ Schools

Raequan Williams offers excellent athleticism for a big man. It's attracting a lot of schools to the Chicago Gordon Tech defensive lineman. He visited Arizona and ASU last weekend and expects to see Iowa and Michigan State before the end of the month. He updated us on his recruitment.

Raequan Williams believes in loyalty. It's why he's giving so much of his time to Iowa on the recruiting trail.

The Hawkeyes were the first school to offer the talented defensive lineman a scholarship, he said. They've worked the hardest to build a relationship with the Chicago product, he added.

With other schools beginning to recognize Williams' abilities and jump into his recruitment, the Gordon Tech standout remembers who was there at the beginning

"I try to show them appreciation for that. They were the first school to seriously recruit me and they've tried to get to know me as much as possible. I have a lot of contact with Iowa. We talk a lot," Williams said.

Iowa, Arizona and Arizona State have offered Williams scholarships, he said. Ohio State, Michigan State and Notre Dame have picked up their recruitment of the 6-foot-5, 280-pounder.

Williams returned Monday to Chicago from a spring break trip to visit the Arizona schools.

"I liked both. They're both good schools. They're different but both nice. I know that they hate each other," Williams said.

Williams also has visited Ohio State and Notre Dame. He said he would be at Iowa and Michigan State before the end of this month.

"I'd like to start narrowing things down. I want to commit before my senior season starts,'" Williams said. "I'm looking for a school with strong academics that can set me up if I don't play football professionally. I want to play for a coaching staff that I can relate to."

Assistants Brian Ferentz and Jim Reid are leading Iowa's recruitment of Williams, who says he talks with Gordon Tech alums that attend the university.

"From what I hear, it's a great place. Everybody loves it there. I just need to get down there on a visit and check it out for myself. Then, we'll go from there," he said.

Williams also plays basketball at Gordon Tech, which speaks to his athleticism as a defensive lineman.

"I move very well," he said.

The Hawkeyes are projected to start three seniors and a junior on their front four this year. It's a position of need in this recruiting cycle.

"I talk to them more than any other school. I'm really looking forward to visiting there,'" Williams said.

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