Where Does Korey Williams Stand?

Korey Williams is one of the top linebackers in Louisiana for 2007. The 6-2, 230-pounder spent his summer going to camps at Clemson, Auburn and Arkansas, but was unable to make it to LSU's camp, not for lack of trying, though.

 

"I really wanted to go, but certain circumstances arose and I wasn't able to make it," said Williams. "After the Clemson camp and the Arkansas camp I received verbal offers. I haven't gotten an offer from LSU, though."

 

Last season Williams recorded 80 tackles, 12 for loss, six sacks, two caused fumbles and three interceptions in a hurricane-shortened season. The 6'2", 230-pounder will play a full season back with Edna Karr in New Orleans and said he has one main goal.

 

"We have a good tradition at Karr and we'll be trying to win the state championship," said Williams. "Individually, I want to get out there for a full season and make sure teams know who I am."

 

Although Williams said last season's stint in Texas did affect his recruiting negatively, in a way it opened new doors for him.

 

"It affected me a little, but it helped me pick up interest from others schools from that region of the country," said Williams. "Schools like Nebraska and Baylor, who don't usually recruit the New Orleans area got to see me."

 

So far, Williams said he has received offers from Arkansas, Clemson, Ole Miss, Nebraska, Baylor, Duke and is in talks with UCLA.

 

"I don't have a top five right now; I'm leaving things wide open," said Williams. "I thought I'd have one by the beginning of my senior season, but not having a full season last year I don't think I got the numbers I could have. I think after my senior season I'll be able to pick up some more offers."

 

Although Williams doesn't have an offer from LSU, he said representing his home state would be something he would be proud of.

 

"I love their tradition and pride in the program," said Williams. "It would be nice to represent your home state, but sometimes you got to do what you got to do. I've always watched LSU and pulled for them. My next-door neighbor used to play for them (Marquis Hill)."

 

Another thing Hurricane Katrina did was give Williams new teammates at Edna Karr. Because some schools haven't re-opened, they will be playing for Edna Karr this season.

 

"It took a while for us to build chemistry on this team, so that's something you worry about," said Williams. "We just finished camp and I think that brought us together. We have to build that chemistry first. We have a lot of talent; we'll just have to see who wants it the most."

 

*Note: 2.8 core GPA, 19 ACT

 


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