Looking For An Elite Defense

The 2008 recruiting season might be nearing its completion, but the recruiting cycle as a whole never ends. Teams from all over the country are already pitching their bids for class of 2009 linebacker Chris Williams (6-1, 230, 4.5) out of Abilene,Texas.

The Abilene High School product has received 3 offers thus far and is expecting to receive many more after Wednesday.

"Arizona, Baylor and Texas Tech have all offered me," Williams stated. "I've been taking in a bunch of other mail as well from teams all over the country such as LSU, Texas, Oklahoma, Notre Dame, USC and

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. I'll probably receive more offers after signing day.

"Right now I am not looking at one team in particular," Williams added. "I ultimately see myself playing somewhere big and I plan on selecting a school that is best for me and my family."

Scout.com's 4-star linebacker grew up protecting the rock, but the ball-hawk has adjusted to defending it as of late.

"Growing up I always played running back and I saw myself playing at Texas like Ricky Williams and some of the other great UT running backs," said Williams.

"Since then, I've been playing on defense and now I see myself playing for a team with an elite defense at the next level."

Would LSU fit his description of a team with an "elite" defense?

"Definitely," Williams responded. "I can't talk about teams with great defenses without talking about LSU. They have some great players at LSU. LSU has one of the great teams in the country. It seems like every year they are competing for the national title. A defensive coach from LSU came by my school the other day to watch me workout. I said hi to him as we passed each other and that was about it.

"Distance will not be a factor for me in my decision," Williams continued. "I have a sister that moved to Philadelphia to attend Temple and play volleyball so moving away will not be a problem for me either. I'll have support from my family and friends anywhere I decide to go."

Note: Williams claims his max in bench to be 345 lbs. with a max in squat at 550lbs. The stud linebacker was voted as the AP Texas All-State class 5A defensive player of the year.

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