Louisville No. 1 on Williams' list

Ryan Williams, an undersized wide receiver from Pelham, Ala., made a strong impression at Louisville's camp this summer. Though a few schools have offered, Williams is waiting for an offer from the Cardinals.

Ryan Williams accounted for over 1,600 yards of total offense and 6 touchdowns last season and he's receiving solid recruiting attention.

"I have been offered by all three of the of the service academies -- Army, Navy, and Air Force. Troy says that they are going to offer me soon as well," Williams said.. "Memphis and Middle Tennessee State are also showing me a lot of interest."

Williams, 5-7, 175, attended Louisville's camp this summer and his performance put him on the Cardinals radar.

"Actually Louisville at their camp said they wanted to offer me but they want to wait and see how I do my first few games of the season," said Williams. "Hopefully I will get some feedback at that point. I was rated the best wide receiver at the camp and Coach (Jeff) Lewis wanted to offer me there on the spot but unfortunately that didn't happen. So I have been talking a lot to Coach Lewis and Coach (Brent) Guy."

Williams' speed and playmaking ability have colleges interested.

"Louisville says that they really like me for my abilities on both sides of the ball," Williams said. "But all the schools that are recruiting me use a slot receiver. And that is basically what they are looking for from me."

"I have really good speed," added Williams. "At the camp in Memphis I clocked a 4.40 40 time and a couple days earlier I clocked a 4.41 and a 4.42 as well. So I definitely have good speed. My team runs a lot of jet sweeps and things like that. When I was at camp the coaches said they like the way I went up and got the ball even though I was not the tallest guy out there. Also I played well on defense as I played both ways in camp and they thought I did a good job of jamming the receivers at the line of scrimmage."

Williams attended camp at FIU, Troy, MTSU, Memphis, Kentucky, WKU, Louisville, and Mississippi State over the summer.

"My high school coach is from Kentucky and he actually played ball at Kentucky. He brought the team up there and we had a chance to see the University of Kentucky, Western Kentucky, and then up to Louisville," said Williams. "I liked Louisville as a city. I got a chance to also see the facilities and everything looked nice to me. I can't wait to get back up there and see everything."

While he didn't name favorites, Williams is clearly hoping Louisville makes an offer.

"I am basically still wide open but if I had to name the teams in order right now Louisville would definitely be number one on the list," Williams said. "It's the opportunity to play big time football against good competition. The other schools like Troy and Middle Tennessee are good schools too."

If Louisville offers, Williams could see himself playing in the Big East. In the meantime, Williams plans to take several official visits this season.

"I am planning on taking all five of my official visits," Williams said. "If Louisville offered I would go ahead and commit because it is just too good of an opportunity to pass up."

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