Visit to Louisville impresses Florida TE

Riverdale (Fla.) High School tight end Mat Williams made an unofficial visit with Louisville in June and left quite impressed. The 6-foot-4, 220-pound Fort Myers prospect spoke with about his impressions of his time visiting the Cardinal program.

"Duke, Louisville, Wake Forest, Ole Miss and Pittsburgh," said Riverdale (Fla.) High School tight end Mat Williams when asked about his current list of scholarship offers.

In addition to the five school's that have extended scholarship offers, the 6-foot-4, 220-pound Williams is also drawing interest from the likes of Auburn, Central Florida, Florida, Florida Atlantic, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, South Florida and Tennessee.

Last fall Williams hauled in 22 receptions for 450 yards and 2 touchdowns, earning a slate of post-season honors, including 3A All-State, All Conference and All-County.

His performance as a junior was enough to attract the attention of a number of college coaches, including Louisville's Jeff Brohm, who made his Fort Meyers area high school a must stop during the spring.

"Coach Brohm came by my school this spring and told me that they were really interested in me," Williams told "He told me that they wanted me to come up there for a visit."

That unofficial visit took place last month.

"I liked everything," explained Williams, who met with Cardinal head coach Bobby Petrino, as well as with assistant coaches Greg Nord and Jeff Brohm during his visit. "I met with the academic counselor for the football team and he let me see everything that they have to offer for the players. The academic support that they have for their players there is second to none."

The opportunity to watch the Cardinals workout also left a strong impression with Williams.

"We were able to watch the players work out in the weight room and do some 7-on-7," he continued. "I was impressed by hard they work. There were no coaches around and they still worked hard - not one guy was slacking."

While he admits that his time visiting the Cardinal program was impressive, Williams isn't ready to claim a short list of favorites.

"I don't have any favorites right now, but I would definitely say that Louisville is up there, really high up there," he said. "Ole Miss is up there too because they have some really good kids coming in. Maybe Pittsburgh too - I need to check them out some more."

Williams, who will begin practice on July 31, has no time frame for his eventual decision.

"Really, it's whenever it happens - it has to feel right and then I'll know," he said.

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