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Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure safety Michael Williams has two Midwest schools at the top.

Michael Williams Profile

Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure safety Michael Williams (5-11, 187), one of the top defensive backs in the West, recently received a scholarship offer he had been hoping to get.

In the last week, Notre Dame offered Williams, joining a list of schools that had previously offered him -- Michigan, Arizona, Arizona State, Washington and Mississippi. And he's probably not done getting offers.

"UCLA and USC are recruiting me a lot too, and I think they may offer me soon," said Williams.

Williams maintains his top two schools as Notre Dame and Michigan but said that the Pac-10 schools he's receiving interest from are all still heavy players for his services.

"I'm not going to make an early decision. I want to weight my choices and see what I have. Whether it's best to leave the state or to stay out here, I'm going to take some time. My parents will back my decision either way," Williams said.

Williams was part of a vaunted Seraphs defense that helped lead St. Bonaventure to the top ranking in California, the first ever No. 1 season-ending spot for the Seraphs. With some key players gone from the defense, Williams plans on taking a bigger role on that side of the ball.

"If I have to play corner, or if I play safety, it doesn't matter to me. I love football and I just want to help my team win," said Williams.

On the year, Williams had 94 tackles from his secondary position, despite sitting for large parts of the second half during blowouts by the Seraphs.

This spring, Williams will spend time working out and preparing for his upcoming senior year, and will be at the Combine in Los Angeles in May as well as the Nike Camp in April.

Academically, Williams is in solid shape, holding a 3.5 GPA and scoring a 1750 on the SAT.

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