The Opening: Michigan Visit Set for Williams

Four-star Junipero (Calif.) Serra linebacker Dwight Williams excelled with his speed and coverage skills at The Opening. GBW caught up with Williams to talk Michigan, fall visit plans, and a potential packaged deal.

BEAVERTON, Ore.—Flying around the field from his linebacker position, 2014 four-star Junipero (Calif.) Serra’s Dwight Williams looked like a big strong safety sporting his 6-foot-1, 206-pound frame and 4.6-second, 40 time.

Someone that made waves at several camps on the west coast leading up to the opportunity at The Opening, Williams was making the most of his time at the Nike headquarters.

“The experience out here has been phenomenal,” Williams told GoBlueWolverine. “It’s everything I expected. I’ve been trying to get here since my sophomore year when I won MVP in LA and did it again this year and I’m finally here.”

Holding offers from Arizona State, Clemson, Georgia, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Tennessee, UCLA, and many more, Williams also boasts an offer from Michigan and has been in frequent contact with the coaching staff.

“It’s been good,” said Williams. “I love talking to coach Ferrigno and coach Mattison. We’ve been close. And he’s (coach Ferrigno) been up to the school a lot too to see my coach. We’ve talked a lot though.”

The Wolverines have piqued the interest of the No. 7 rated outside linebacker enough that Williams already has his official visit scheduled for Michigan’s Sept. 7, primetime showdown against Notre Dame.

“I just want to go there and see it first hand for myself, honestly,” said Williams. “And I heard so much about the tradition and the program -- it’s epic. And that stadium down in Ann Arbor, I just want to go down there and see it for myself.

“I’m going to sit down and talk with the coaching staff and they can talk to my parents. I just want to get a feel for the environment and how everything is from the students to the players to the coaches, I’m going to watch all of them.”

Not the only division one talent on his Junipero Serra squad, Williams’ teammate is fellow Michigan target and five-star cornerback Adoree Jackson. Williams says Jackson will “probably” make the trip to see the Maize & Blue with him but isn’t positive.

Regardless, the duo have at least discussed moving on to the next level at the same college.

“Yeah we have (talked about it),” said Williams laughing. “We joked around about it a lot. I’m not sure (how serious it is).”

From Ann Arbor, Williams plans to head to an official visit at Florida for the Gators rivalry game against Florida State on Sept. 9. Michigan and Florida are currently the only two official visits set for the young man.

Williams says he’d like to announce his commitment at the 2014 Army All-American Bowl and that distance from home will not be an issue in his decision making process.


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