Cards make big impression on 2010's Williams

Visiting Louisville with Lake Taylor (VA) teammate Mike Privott, junior OLB Travis Williams had an opportunity to check out the Cardinals last weekend. Williams has a good time in Louisville and came away impressed with Steve Kragthorpe's program.

Gifted with an abundance of talent and potential, Travis Williams will be a major recruiting coup for whatever program reels in his signature next year. Although the 6-3, 210-pound 2010 standout still has more than a year before he will sign a LOI, several programs are getting in line to make an impression.

Louisville got their shot to impress Williams last weekend, as he was one of over 40 unofficial visitors making the trip to check out the Cardinal program.

"Everything was good. The fans were cool, and all the coaches were real friendly. The game was excellent even though they started off a little bit shaky in the first quarter. But everything else was great," said Williams. "It was not really what I was expecting when I went down there. I was basically going off what Mike Privott had been telling me. I thought it was going to be like in the country, but it was more like a city."

In Louisville, Williams says he saw both something he is familiar with and something he could get used to.

"As far as the campus goes, it is not too big and not too small. Everything is pretty much in the same area and the area is like being back at home. It is a nice little city," added Williams. "And I really liked the stadium and I liked watching the guys come out of the tunnel. And I thought I could see myself coming out of there and that this is a school I am really considering."

After watching the Cardinals dispatch the Blue Raiders, Williams also got to spend time seeing what it was like after a big win.

"I liked being around with the players after the game. Me and Mike Privott were hanging out with Trent Guy after the game so that was cool," said Williams.

Up next for Williams could be a trip to Happy Valley to check out Penn State, though no formal plans have been made. Aside from the Nittany Lions, who have already extended a formal offer, Williams also has offers from Louisville, North Carolina State, West Virginia, and Virginia Tech. Williams also says that several major programs are looking to step up with offers as well.

"A lot of programs are looking at me and want to offer. The main programs that are showing the most interest that have not offered are LSU, Vanderbilt, and Notre Dame," said Williams.


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