Willie Williams: "Done Deal"

There have been a lot of rumors and speculation about the recruitment of four-star linebacker Willie Williams in recent days. Finally, InsideTheVille.com has confirmed, on the record, the 6-3, 233-pound linebackers college decision. Is Williams headed to Louisville? InsideTheVille.com has the exclusive scoop!

Willie Williams, the four-star linebacker from West Los Angeles C.C., is a "done deal" to the University of Louisville, according to the players "uncle," Maury Diaz.

The former #1 linebacker in the nation, Williams signed with Miami in 2005 out of Carol City High School. He played one season for the Hurricanes before transferring to West L.A. last fall.

Now, Williams, a 6-3, 233-pound playmaker with "consistent 4.4 speed," is headed to Louisville.

"Willie is 100 percent going to Louisville. It's a done deal," Diaz told InsideTheVille.com Thursday afternoon. "Willie told me this morning that he is going to Louisville and the coaches are coming down next week with the letter of intent paperwork that he's going to sign."

Diaz said he called U of L Football Director of Operations Greg Brohm Thursday morning and left a message with the news. Another Brohm, junior quarterback Brian, also helped convince the star defensive standout to come to Louisville.

"Brian (told) Willie that they were trying to make a run at the national championship at Louisville next season and that he could be the difference maker for them on defense," Diaz said. Brian told him that everyone except Michael Bush was coming back and that they were committed to winning the championship."


Williams is headed to U of L.

That was a huge factor in Williams' decision. "He really likes what's happening up there at Louisville," said Diaz. "And I believe based on how Louisville plans to use him that he'll be a first team All-American and will play in the NFL."

UCLA and North Carolina were also involved, to some degree, with Williams' recruitment. Diaz said Williams won't be headed back to West L.A. C.C. for the spring semester because "he's already got the grades and has met the academic requirements."

Diaz also said that Williams will arrive at U of L next month.

"He'll be in Louisville in a couple weeks," he said. "Louisville is getting a hell of a player. He beat Devin Hester in the 20 yard shuttle and he has blazing speed. He runs a consistent 4.4 forty. The sky is the limit for Willie."


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