BREAKING NEWS: Does Willie Have Destination?

Former Miami linebacker Willie Williams possibly will transfer to Pearl River Community College in Mississippi according to Pearl River coach Tim Hatten.

Willie Williams was in Poplarville, Mississippi last Thursday visiting with Pearl River Community College coach Tim Hatten about the possibility of transferring there this year.

Williams, who has returned to his hometown of Miami, Fla., and Hatten have to come to a mutual agreement before the transfer is official.

"We have reviewed his record and academically he is in really good shape to graduate from here," Hatten said.

A decision by both parties is expected to be made tomorrow according to Hatten.

Williams, who has used one year of eligibility, would be at Pearl River for one year before potentially moving back into the Division I-A level.

Williams, the nation's most highly recruited linebacker in 2004, did not report to the University of Miami on August 6 and has been looking into schools to transfer to.

Williams played in 10 games last season for the Hurricanes and recorded 17 tackles. He redshirted in 2004.

Coach Hatten has a 39-4 record in his first three years at Pearl River. In 2004, Hatten guided the Wildcats to the NJCAA national championship.

Prior to Pearl River, he coached nine years at Haines City (Fla.) High School.

Pearl River's first game of the 2006 season is August 31.

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