Decisions, decisions

With offers from Hawaii, Idaho, Memphis and South Florida, junior college standout athlete KEVIN WILLIAMS (5-9, 175, 4.4-40) weighs his options. He has visited Memphis and Hawaii already, and has been recruited by South Florida since his high school days in Saint Petersburg. On January 23rd the Los Medanos sophomore will visit the University of Idaho campus and tour the Vandal program.

It has been an active recruiting process for Los Medanos College standout cornerback Kevin Williams. He originally signed with South Florida coming out of Saint Petersburg (Fla.) Gibbs High School. But he instead went out west to California to take the junior college route, and this year he has had serious recruiting interest from coast to coast.

And for good reason. Statistically he registered two interceptions on the year for a whopping 72 yards in returns - with both picks resulting in touchdowns. He broke up seven passes on the year, and registered 13 solo tackles while teams generally threw to any part of the field where he wasn't. On special teams, Williams led his team with a total of 30 kick returns on the season for 817 yards and a touchdown, averaging over 27 yards per return.

Right now he choosing between offers from Hawaii, Memphis, Idaho, and the University of South Florida.

"I will be visiting Idaho on January 23rd," Williams told this week. "I visited Memphis in October, and Hawaii in December." He is already well-acquainted with the South Florida program and has been in contact with them throughout the recruiting process.

As is the case for many athletes with so many options to choose between, each school has it's own individual strengths, and deciding which one to go with hasn't been easy.

"I can't really choose between those four," Williams said. "It's hard."

Asked if he had a leader, he listed a split decision.

"In terms of my major, in terms of the business school, right now it would be Idaho so far," Williams said. "They are leading on the education part, in terms of the business part - my major."

But that isn't the only factor affecting his decision to play football next year. "As far as playing time, it would be Hawaii," Williams told "If it was signing day and I had to choose, it would mainly be Hawaii."

With signing day fast approaching, a decision is expected soon.

The four schools are looking at Williams to fulfill different - and immediate - roles on their teams.

"South Florida and Idaho are going to bring me in as a cornerback. Memphis and Hawaii are going to bring me in as an athlete."

Williams will be graduating this spring (May 22nd), and will have three years to play two.

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