Favorite Emerges for Michael Williams

St. Bonaventure (Ventura, Ca.) High School DB Michael Williams has been going back and forth between Michigan and Notre Dame as the school that sits atop his leader board. The pendulum has taken yet another swing as of late and the four-star prospect could make a decision in the not too distant future.

Four-star cornerback/safety Michael Williams (5-10.5, 187, 4.5), from St. Bonaventure High School in Ventura (Calif.), said he narrowly favors Notre Dame over Michigan. Both have offered. "If I had to divide my decision between the two, Notre Dame would have 53 percent and Michigan would have 47 percent—that's how close they are," Williams said.

"I last time I visited Notre Dame was for the Blue and Gold game. They are recruiting me harder than Michigan with text messaging. The last time I talked to the coaches about my position, they said I can play corner/slash safety. I prefer safety, but I think I would be able to go in and play whatever I want. I like the tradition at Notre Dame and the school itself because a degree would be a little more recognized from Notre Dame than Michigan.

"Michigan is another great academic school too, though. I visited there right before I went to Notre Dame. I think the thing that stands out at Michigan is the coaching staff. I like the coaches over there a lot, especially coach Ron English (defensive coordinator/safeties). Like I've said before, he knows more about defensive secondary than anyone. I also like the atmosphere at Michigan because there's more to do outside the campus. Around Notre Dame, there's only cows," Williams said.

"Now I'll probably commit sooner than after the season. I could commit today, but maybe I'll wait to see one of the games at Notre Dame and then commit in the season.

"I think the most important thing looking at colleges is the degree I get in business. Both of my favorite schools have pretty even business schools. So, it will come down to the best feeling I get from the atmosphere, coaches and football overall. I don't mind going so far away; traveling is part of life."

Williams bench presses 285, squats 525, and averages a 40 inch vertical jump.

He reports a 3.5 core GPA and a 1650 SAT.


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