Top DL Prospect Says, "I Love Miami."

This talented defensive line prospect has been a basketball player for most of his life and now he's beginning to realize that his college ticket is football. He says he would commit to UM on the spot if offered, and that could happen at UM's camp later this month.

Although Sebastian River's Kevin Williams grew up a basketball player, he decided last year at this time that he wanted to give football a try.

That was a pretty good idea.

As a junior last season, Williams played defensive end and registered 93 tackles and one sack in his first year playing football.

"I was kind of confused at first," Williams said. "Then I started catching on and really started having some fun. I love football and that's definitely what I want to play in college."

To help catch recruiting attention, Williams traveled three hours to the NIKE Training Camp in April, hoping to impress the University of Miami coaches.

"I was hoping Miami would notice me," he said. The talented defensive lineman checked in at 6-foot-7 and 262 pounds, while ripping off a blazing 4.68 shuttle time and a 4.90/40 time.

Willaims also competes in track and basketball. As a center on the varsity squad, he averaged 13 points per game and 12 rebounds as a junior. He throws the shot (43 feet) and discus (120) in track season.

This season, Williams will be utilized on the offensive side of the ball as a tight end. "I provide a pretty big target and I think I can run pretty well, so it should be fun," he said. "But I'm being recruited as a defensive lineman."

Speaking of recruiting, Williams has been busy talking to college coaches this spring.

"I was kind of surprised that a lot of big schools called," he said. "Miami, Florida, Tennessee, Auburn, N.C. State, there were a bunch of them. Hopefully I'll be getting a scholarship offer from one of them real soon."

You better believe he'll be getting many real soon.

Williams says he has one school in mind.

"I love Miami," he said. "They're definitely my top choice, my favorite. If Miami offered me, I'd definitely take it. I talked to Coach Greg Mark on the phone and he told me they will be recruiting me. He talked about working hard and keeping my grades up. I think Miami's a great place. They have lots of tradition, and I thought the facilities were real nice when I went to the camp there. That's one of the big reasons why they're so high on my list. I don't want to leave Florida and I'd like to stay close to home. They're just down the road a few hours."

Williams, who says UM is recruiting him as a defensive tackle, says he plans on attending camps at UM later this month and Down & Dirty next month.

"I'm going to try to go to Miami's three day camp," he said. "I want Coach Mark to be able to watch me play and hopefully they'll offer me."

Personally, I think it's obvious that Williams is Miami's to lose. If they offer him a scholarship – which I think there's a good chance they eventually will, especially if he becomes a full qualifier – he would likely commit right on the spot.

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