Keith Williams, a 6-foot-6, 305-pound lineman from Florissant (Mo.) McCluer North, is expected to arrive in Bloomington, Ind. early tomorrow for an official visit to see the Indiana Hoosiers – that's if Mother Nature allows him to.
"I don't know what time I'll make it to town because the weather is so bad," said Williams. "I wouldn't be surprised if we didn't get there until five."
Williams will be making his second official visit of the year after making his first a week ago. He also has one more trip planned for next week with two more trips possible.
"I've made one visit so far to Minnesota," said Williams. "That went very good. It was a great trip for me. I got to meet the players and see the facilities. The players were great when I got to talk to them. I got to ask them questions like what were the coaches really like and see what college life is really like. I also got to see the weight room and housing and see what it would be like. It was a great trip.
"After I go to see IU, I'm going to Nebraska the following week. I'm going to wait until I take all my trips and sit down and weigh the pros and cons of every school. I'm also going to Michigan State in January and I'm probably going to one other school."
The official visits will be a nice change of pace for Williams after spending much of the early recruiting process having coaches visit him.
"I've had too many home visits to count," said Williams. "I couldn't tell you off the top of my head. When Indiana came head coach (Terry) Hoeppner, offensive line coach Bobby Johnson and quarterbacks coach, Coach (Matt) Canada all came to talk to me. We had a good talk. A lot of questions were answered and they told me a lot about IU. They showed me the depth chart and told me where I'll fit and if I came to Indiana I would have a good chance to fight for a certain position."
With four visits planned for Williams, the clock is ticking for schools to try to fill the last spot. With all the school clamoring for his attention, Williams is not playing favorites.
"All of the schools are even," said Williams. "I'm going to take all of my visits without putting one school ahead of another so I don't put any pressure on myself. I'm going to each school and give it a look without thinking about anywhere else.
"I like Indiana because they have a great arts program and I can get a good education there. It's a great place. I was there in the summer for football camp. I got a chance to meet a lot of people then. I met the coaches, the school president, the dean and the A.D. It was nice."
While Williams is familiar with Indiana coach Terry Hoeppner, he will be using his visit to find out what the man behind the whistle is really like.
"When I come to Indiana I'm going to talk to the coaches and see where we're at, but more importantly talk to the players," said Williams. "To see if I'll fit in there, what's it like to play football there and see how the coaches treat them. Those are the things that are important to players."
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