Florida DE Sets UNC Official

Ricardo Williams has scheduled an official visit with North Carolina.

The 6-foot-4, 210-pound defensive end from Homestead (Fla.) will be in Chapel Hill for the weekend of Jan. 21.

"I was looking at the football program," Williams said. "They have a great football program there. I talk to a few of the coaches there and I like the coaches – they are good at what they do."

Williams has also scheduled an official visit with Texas Tech for the weekend of Nov. 27 and has already taken an official trip to Marshall. Florida State and Oregon will get his final two official slots.

"I know for sure FSU is going to be in January," Williams said. "But I don't know exactly what date that is."

UNC first began recruiting Williams during the spring.

"[Charlie Williams] came down to see me, but I wasn't there that day," Williams said. "So he left his card. So I gave him a call that day and we talked and he seemed pretty cool."

After that conversation, the two didn't speak again until September.

"The whole summer passed and we didn't have one conversation on the phone," Williams said. "But then when football season started back, he called me because they're allowed one call a week."

Since then, they have maintained regular contact.

"Either I call him or he calls me – every week," Williams said. "[He's saying] they really want me up there. We talk about the style that they play, the defense that they play, [and] how many players they've sent to the [National Football] League. He talks about academics – how they have plenty to major in at the university."

Of the schools Williams plans to officially visit, three stand out – Florida State, UNC, and Oregon.

"[I like] the style of football that they play," Williams said. "All their defenses like speed and I like that, because I'm quick and could fit right in."

Williams plans on taking all five of his official visits before deciding. However, he's not opposed to breaking those plans.

"If I go to a place and I like it and I think it's the best decision, I'll make a few phone calls back home and I'll make a verbal," Williams said. "If I like it and I feel comfortable, I won't mind making a decision then and there. I prefer to take all five, but if it comes down to it, I'll do it."

Williams's senior season ended last weekend with Homestead failing to make the playoffs. While starting both ways, he finished with roughly 80 tackles and 13 sacks on defense.

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