Williams likes what Nebraska has to offer

Duaron Williams, a stand out offensive linemen from Jones HS in Orlando, has had a busy summer. A summer full of camps, workouts with his team, and maybe the most notable for Nebraska fans, a trip to The Opening.

I have always liked Nebraska, I followed Ndamukong Suh when he was there," said Williams. "I was out at Oregon at The Opening a few weeks ago and he was there. I spent a lot of time with him actually there. I always have been interested in Nebraska, so I was asking him questions about the school. He told me he loved it there and had some good times."

Williams, who is currently a rated a 3-star offensive guard (No. 45 in the country) by Scout.com, doesn't hold a Nebraska offer, but has been hearing from the school through pieces of mail.

I tried to reach out to Coach Cotton, but I haven't spoken to him yet. I left a message," said Williams. "The conversation with Suh just sparked my interest more. If you have ever had a conversation with him, you understand what I mean when I say he is a great guy. If Nebraska is recruiting guys like that, it's something I'm definitely interested in being part of."

Williams isn't hurting for places to go. He is approaching 20 offers: Louisville, Rutgers, South Florida, Kentucky, Kansas, Iowa State, Colorado State, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Duke, Memphis, Marshall, Temple, Central Florida, FIU, and more.

"I'm still considering everyone, I'm still wide open. I want to release maybe a top fifteen when school starts in a few weeks," said the Florida product. "I pride myself on run blocking. I like to put my hand to the ground and get dirty. I want to go to a school where running the ball is part of the offense – that's definitely Nebraska.

"You also want to go to a school where they have the best defensive tackles in the country, so you know you are being challenged every single day in practice. They had a guy like Suh come out of there and have a guy like Jared Crick there now. So you know they recruit great ones."

Williams currently has a 3.5 GPA and scored a 22 on his ACT, meaning he should have no problems academically qualifying.

Jones High School went 10-2 last year, losing in the first round of the Florida Class 2A State Bracket to eventual state champion Cocoa, 14-9.

"It's my senior year, so I want to make it count this year."

Josh Harvey has covered college football and recruiting for Fox Sports & Scout.com since 2008. He is now the Publisher of Big Red Report, covering Nebraska athletics.
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