Williams up to six offers

Last year was one of the most trying times in New Orleans (La.) Edna Karr linebacker Korey Williams' life. He suffered through Hurricane Katrina, not knowing whether or not his home or school would be in the same shape when he returned. Yet that didn't stop him from giving his all between the pylons.

Williams recorded 80 tackles, 11 for loss, five sacks and two forced fumbles in only six games in Texas.

The 6-foot-2, 228-pounder has already earned six scholarship offers, one of which came directly after coaches at Clemson witnessed his skills first-hand.

"I went to Clemson and Auburn last week and participated in their camps," said Williams. "I did really good at both of them. While I was at Clemson they offered me a scholarship."

Williams said he has received offers from five other schools: Baylor, Duke, Ole Miss, Nebraska and UConn. However, he said that right now he plans to keep his options open until the end of next season.

"I'm really open right now," he said. "I might take a couple of visits this summer and I plan on attending more camps. I wasn't able to make it to LSU's camp this month, but I plan on going to camp in July."

Williams has been in close contact with his recruiting coach, Larry Porter, and said that the two recently got together with head coach Les Miles.

"I had a long meeting with coach Porter and coach Miles and they said they liked what they saw on film," Williams stated. "I don't really have a lot of film because of last year. They said they want to see me in camp so that they can better evaluate me."

Williams expressed interest in LSU, admitting he's been a life-long Tiger fan.

"Growing up in Louisiana, of course you're going to like LSU," he explained. "I've been a fan of LSU and I've been up there a couple of times. I like the way they go out and compete every Saturday.

"They compete for the national title. I love their intensity. The education is good too. LSU is good in all the other sports and it seems like all their sports are in the top 10."

The blue-chip linebacker said last year he attended the junior camp at LSU, but that he is a much different player than last year and plans on showing the coaches.

"I've had a lot of coaches tell me that I'm a true Mike linebacker," said Williams. "They like that I run sideline to sideline. It's something that I really think I have improved on since my freshman year."

Williams went through trying times during Katrina, but said the hospitality in Texas was welcoming.

"It was hard, you know," said Williams. "At first we didn't know how our house was or if our school was even going to re-open. It was just hard. Once I got to Texas though, it wasn't too bad. They treated me like family."

Williams said one of the reasons he feels teams will be attracted to him is the fact that he has already reached the NCAA's requirements for eligibility. He said he has a 2.8 core GPA and scored a 19 on his ACT.

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