Orlando Williams Talks Official

During the weekend of Miami's home football game versus Temple, Miami hosted all five class of 2009 basketball commits, as well as 2010 target Aaron Cosby. RedHawk Insider caught up with 6-3 combo guard Orlando Williams (Cincinnati Princeton High School) in between doing his homework and watching the political debates to discuss his visit and what he thought of his future RedHawk teammates.

During the weekend of Miami's home football game versus Temple, Miami hosted all five class of 2009 basketball commits, as well as 2010 target Aaron Cosby. RedHawk Insider caught up with 6-3 combo guard Orlando Williams (Cincinnati Princeton High School) in between doing his homework and watching the political debates to discuss his visit and what he thought of his future RedHawk teammates.

Orlando Williams is a consensus Top 10 player in the Ohio class of 2009 and one of the top 2 shooting guards in the state. He will undoubtedly be one of the highest rated recruits to sign with a MAC school this fall.

Williams chose Miami over offers from Ohio, Bowling Green, Kent, Toledo, Akron, Tulane, Wright State, and Marshall. He also had interest from James Madison, Virginia, and West Virginia. e strongly considered Kent and Tulane, but it was always Miami for him.

Williams described his official visit and getting a chance to meet the others in the recruiting class, "It was real fun and exciting." Williams stated he is ready to go on campus.

Williams stayed the whole weekend and went home around 11:00am on Sunday. He described the weekend starting with the Saturday morning scrimmage the current and future RedHawks. After the scrimmage, he and others went back the dorm rooms before heading off to the basketball tailgate party in a tent at Miami's Tailgatetown. Then it was off to the game. The players all left the football game at halftime. The rest of the evening involved playing games, going out to dinner, and then catching the Oxford nightlife in the evening.

Williams described his initial thoughts on his future teammates:

Mark Anderson: "He is real cool and laid back. ood to chill with."

Drew McGhee: "Tall guy. Real cool and nice person. He is a real good player. He can battle with the big guys. We need a battler."

Allen Roberts: "Athlete. Has it all - moves, dribble, and shot. He and I are identical."

Drew Kelly: "Real funny. Real out there guy."

Williams also got a chance to meet Miami 2010 target Aaron Cosby from Jeffersontown High School in Kentucky.

Williams loved the Miami coaching staff. Williams said, "They are all real down to earth people. They are fun to be around. Real cool guys."

Previously, Williams told RedHawk Insider that he was told by the coaches that with all the seniors graduating, he could come in and contribute immediately. Miami told Williams they wanted him because he is "a great leader with the ball."

On the official visit, Williams said he sat down the with coaches and was told he can play right away if he works hard, but nothing will be handed to him.


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