At 6-1, 225 lbs., Williams projects probably to the outside backer positions, but Warren said of Williams' versatility, he could play anywhere across that line. "I really think that with his physical development and just his mentality, he would make a great middle linebacker, but I don't know yet how Nebraska wants to use him," Warren said. "But I know he'd be great, because this kid just has a nose for the ball."
Williams chose Nebraska over schools like LSU, Alabama, TCU, Tennessee, amongst others. When asked about Chris's decision and where he was going to go, coach Warren said that he thinks Chris made the right choice for him. "I know Chris wanted to go someplace he could make a difference, and he said he saw Nebraska as a place where he wanted to be when they got back to the top," he said. "I have known their offensive line coach Barney Cotton since he recruited down here when he was at New Mexico State, and I know Tim Beck used to be a high school coach in Texas.
"It's going to be a good fit for him, and I think he's going to do very well in that system and for that school."
Williams' commitment comes on the heels of the commitment of tight end J.T. Kerr, who now make up the 12th and 13th members of the class of 2009. Currently Williams is the only commit Nebraska has at the linebacker position.
We'll follow this story up with a conversation with Chris himself, but for Bo Pelini, who obviously sees that the linebacking corps is going to be a rebuilding project over the next few years, Williams is a solid start.
"That kid has a nose for the ball. He really just defines what you think of when you think about a defensive player's mentality," Warren said. "He's gotten better in pass coverage, too, because he has a couple of picks this year, where he didn't have any last year.
"He's the full package. Nebraska got a good one in Chris"