JUCO duo commits to Louisville

Dodge City CC teammates Stevin Williams and Nate Harris committed to the University of Louisville on Thursday afternoon. ITV Spoke with Williams about his decision, as well as with Dodge City head coach John Rossetti about the two athletes.

Nate Harris and Stevin Williams became teammates at Dodge City Community College last year and the two will continue on as teammates at the University of Louisville after commiting to the Cardinal coaches on Thursday afternoon.

"Yeah I committed," said Williams. "I had all the answers that I had questions about while I was there and that's what made me commit."

And as for his teammate? "Yeah, he committed too," Williams said.

The two teammates were in Louisville for their official visits, which included attending Wednesday nights 55-28 win over TCU.

"They really showed how good that they are and how good they are going to be," Williams said of the game. "They put up 55 points after a short week of practice when the other team had more time to get ready."

Harris, who committed to Miami out of high school when he was rated among the nation's best linebackers and the 74th best prospect in the nation by Scout.com, along with Williams, who drew heavy interest from Florida and Rutgers as a high school senior, will join the U of L program in late December.

Stevin Williams (DCCC)
Harris chose Louisville over Arizona, Florida State, Mississippi State and LSU, while Williams also considered Texas Tech, Toledo, Pittsburgh and Houston.

This past season at Dodge City, Harris led the team with 86 tackles, including 16 for a loss, in nine games. The Cardinal commit also tallied three interceptions and three fumble recoveries.

"Nate is a very explosive player," said Dodge City head coach John Rossetti. "His best asset is with the edge blitz, he comes off the edge very well. He runs well and is a physical type of guy."

Williams, who redshirted his first season at DCCC, suffered a broken ankle after two games. In just two games, Williams pulled in 15 catches for 176-yards. He was granted a medical redshirt this season following his injury.

"Stevin has big-time speed," said Rossetti. "He's very strong and a physical player for his size. He runs good routes and has good hands. He will probably be a four year guy. He'll need to resubmit his medical redshirt papers to the NCAA, but I can't imagine that they would deny him that year."

Thier commitments bring the total for the Class of 2005 to ten.

Read Tuesday's interview with Williams

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