Florida OL set for Friday decision

Decision Day is closing in for Florida offensive lineman Duaron Williams. With his list down to three - Kansas, Iowa State and Central Florida - he will announce his choice next week. Recently, new Jayhawks head coach Charlie Weis conducted an in-home with the talented guard, and Phog.net spoke with Williams for the latest.

Duaron Williams knows the coaching profession is a business.

Staffs come and go all the time, and this year it was the University of Kansas' turn on the coaching carousel. That's why he's followed a very simple rule throughout his own recruiting process.

"You don't commit to a coach, you commit to a program," he said. "It's a business as far as coaching goes. So (a new staff) doesn't hurt them at all. I understand the business aspect of it."

Recruited by the previous staff under former head coach Turner Gill, new Kansas head coach Charlie Weis made Williams one of his immediate priorities on the recruiting trail in the past week. Friday, he and assistant coach Buddy Wyatt made their way to the Sunshine State for an in-home visit with the Orlando-Jones High School offensive lineman.

The meeting went "really well," Williams explained, as the conversation between himself, his mother and the two coaches lasted for approximately two hours.

During that time, Weis touched on just about everything - his own history as a coach, where he sees the Kansas program going, what type of offense he'll implement and the planned longevity of his tenure.

"He's a fun guy," Williams said. "We sat around and joked around a little bit. He wasn't afraid to laugh."

The three-star offensive lineman - ranked as the No. 51 prospect in the country at the position - is well familiar with what Kansas has to offer. He visited the program officially during the weekend of Oct. 15, and loved his time on the Lawrence, Kan. campus.

"KU has a beautiful campus, one of the best I've seen," Williams said. "And I've been to quite a few schools. The scenery there is amazing, the people there are amazing. It's just a great place to be."

Williams has narrowed his choices down to a final three of Kansas, Iowa State and Central Florida. He will announce his decision Friday during a press conference at his home.


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