Miami Prospect Profile: LB George Williams

Let's take a closer look at the prospects for Miami's 2013 recruiting class. Today, we look at linebacker George Williams.

George Williams -- Hialeah, Fla.

Scout Ranking: 3-star and No. 46 OLB

Measurables: 5-foot-11 and 225 pounds

2011 Stats: Williams finished his junior season with 70 tackles, seven for loss, nine sacks, and four caused fumbles. He also played some running back and had 321 yards and four touchdowns on the ground.

What they're saying: Williams is very explosive -- among the best in the state. He runs very well and he makes a lot of game-changing plays from the linebacker spot. He also has good ball skills on offense and is athletic enough to make a lot of plays on the perimeter. The thing that is holding him back some is his lack of ideal height. At 5-foot-11, some schools will hesitate before offering him. He is one heck of a football player though. -- Mike Bakas

Recruiting Status: Williams lists a top three of Ole Miss, West Virginia, and Miami. He claims to have gotten an offer from the Canes in the early part of 2012.

What he's saying about Miami: They're close to home and they put out a lot of great linebackers. I like what Al Golden and his coaches are doing and think they're gonna build something big."

Miami angle: The Hurricanes signed four linebackers in the 2012 class -- one of them (<Josh Witt) is already done with football and another wasn't offered until NSD. They need linebackers in the 2013 class and Williams is one of the most talented local players. He claims an offer and has a lot of interest but two of the three freshman linebackers on the team now (Raphael Kirby and Jawand Blue) are under 6-foot-1 so don't be surprised to see the Canes add a couple linebackers who are 6-2+ in this recruiting class. Williams being 5-11 could hurt his chances of being in this recruiting class at the end of the day. Still, he's a talented local player who likes Miami and is someone to keep an eye on.

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