Is Williams Close To A Decision?

Missouri offensive lineman Keith Williams has taken official visits to Indiana, Minnesota and Nebraska, and he talks about where things stand with his final decision.

With just about a month to go in the recruiting process, Missouri offensive lineman Keith Williams still does not know where he plans to go college, but it looks like he has narrowed the options to three.

"I've made three official visits now," said Williams. "I've been to Minnesota, Indiana and Nebraska so far. I was supposed to make a trip up to Michigan State but I haven't called yet to confirm that. I'm not going to take any other visits after that."

The 6-foot-6, 305-pound lineman from Florissant (Mo.) McCluer North and a three-star recruit according to made a trip to Minnesota on Dec. 3, Indiana on Dec. 10 and Nebraska the following week.

"The Nebraska visit went well," said Williams. "All three of my visits went like I thought they would so no team is the favorite yet. All the schools have good facilities and good coaching so I think it's going to come down to the academic part before I make my decision."

Williams is coming to the point where he may be having difficulty picking between the three schools, but he knows no matter what he will not be making a wrong decision for his future if earns a college degree.

"I'll probably make a decision in the next two weeks," said Williams. "I should have a good idea who I'll pick next week and I'll make it final the week after that.

"It's all coming down to little details. Nothing is making one school jump out from another so I'm really looking at the academic side of the schools now because you can play football anywhere and make the NFL from anywhere, but you never know when you career may end and you'll need something to fall back on. Academics are very important to me."

Along with Indiana, Minnesota, Michigan State and Nebraska, Williams was also being heavily recruited by Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas and Kansas State.

With the recruiting process almost over, Williams will finally be able to enjoy his final year of high school and get himself ready for his first trip to campus – whatever campus that may be.

"I used to play basketball about this time but I decided not to so I could rest my body for football," said Williams. "In the spring I'll throw the shot put and discus (in track). So I'll be keeping myself real busy and I'll be taking the classes I need to take to get my GPA up even higher. I'm not just going to cruise through and take easy classes. I'll probably take a few harder classes and just focus on getting myself ready for college." Top Stories