"I'm most interested in Notre Dame, Michigan and Arizona (all have offered), but I haven't broken down a leader yet. I plan to soon. I also like California," said Williams, ranked by Scout.com as the nation's No. 5 corner.
"I prefer safety because I like coming up and hitting people. A safety gets the chance for better hits than a cornerback," he said. "I have an instinct on the field. It's like I know where the ball is going and I get there--then I hit the guy as hard as I possibly can. But I could work on my footwork; and my speed 'cause you can always get faster.
"Notre Dame has tradition. I grew up watching that team and I think they've won like 10 national championships! I also like the atmosphere because Notre Dame fans seem to be crazier than others are. I visited to watch a scrimmage and there were 60,000 people there. It was the day Jimmy Clausen announced (April 22). I was hanging out with him and the other recruits the whole day. My high school will be playing against his next year," Williams said.
"I've visited Michigan, too. I like the atmosphere because there is more to do than at Notre Dame--it seems like more of a fun place. Coach Ron English was the first to offer me.
"I haven't visited Arizona, but my friend, Blaine Irby (team-mate, outside linebacker), moved from that state two years ago and he said that, besides the heat, it's great there and they have nice girls," Williams said.
"This summer I wanted to visit Notre Dame and Michigan again but may not have time due to my seven-on-seven tournaments this summer. I am crazy busy," he said. "My parents like Notre Dame because some family went there, but my parents and I also really like the coaches at Michigan. I wouldn't mind traveling that far away to play at somewhere like Michigan because if I didn't go into football, I would have traveled (somewhere out there) with the Navy Seals or something like that. Travel sounds exciting to me.
"It will come down to which school I feel most completely satisfied with based on the atmosphere and the opportunity of playing time--which is really important to me. I can't say exactly when I want to commit but I want to narrow it down soon," Williams said.
He reports a 3.5 core GPA and took his SAT on June 3.