Willie Williams headed to Louisville?

Is Willie Williams, the four-star linebacker from West Los Angeles C.C., headed to Louisville to play for the Cardinals next season? InsideTheVille.com has the latest.

Is Willie Williams, the four-star linebacker from West Los Angeles C.C., headed to Louisville to play for the Cardinals next season? That's the big question right now that Louisville fans want to know.

Multiple sources have informed InsideTheVille.com that the 6-2, 235-pound Williams has decided to attend Louisville after making an official visit to U of L last weekend. InsideTheVille.com has made repeated efforts since Williams' visit over the weekend to confirm his choice, but hasn't had much luck. In fact, getting in contact with Williams' has been about as difficult as getting in and out of Fort Knox.

"I haven't heard from Willie since before he went to Louisville, and I can't comment on his recruitment at this time without talking first with our school president," West Los Angeles C.C. coach Craig Austin told InsideTheVille.com Monday afternoon. "He's down in Miami right now because we don't start the semester until Feb. 7."

Asked if he could provide any help contacting Williams at his home in Miami, West Los Angeles Athletic Administrator Lawrence Jarmon said Tuesday afternoon, "Is that where he's at? I talked to (Craig Austin) last Thursday and he told me that Willie was visiting Louisville last weekend, but that's all I know about his recruitment."

No one at Williams' former high school, Carol City in Miami Gardens, Florida, could help confirm the former Miami Hurricanes college decision.

"Since Willie left Miami, we've lost touch with him," said Walt Frazier, Williams' former high school coach. "I have no idea where he is right now or where he's going to college."

Williams, of course, comes with some baggage. Williams had multiple run ins with the law as a juvenile that have been well documented and have tarnished his reputation. Despite his troubled past, Williams seems to have turned things around, which is part of the reason he left the troubled streets of Miami for West Los Angeles C.C. after leaving Larry Coker and the Hurricanes program following his freshman year.

"He's definitely going to be a first or second-round selection to play in the NFL, that's how good he is," Austin told Scout.com recently. "Because of his past and his history, the schools that are recruiting him have to get clearance from a number of areas before he can commit. He's a really good kid and he's turned himself around."

Before heading to West L.A. C.C., Williams considered transferring to Louisville, West Virginia and Tennessee. The Mountaineers and Volunteers apparently weren't interested, and while Louisville was interested, Miami administrators wouldn't release Williams to attend U of L.

At West L.A. C.C., Williams played in just four games, but made an impact in that limited time, racking up at least nine sacks. "He's a guy that will fly around and make plays, but he's at his best when he's rushing the passer and coming off the edge," Austin said. "He played some defensive end, outside linebacker and middle linebacker for us. In the four games he played I counted at least nine sacks. There may have been more."


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