Fla. LB High on UNC

Jaboree' Williams received some very good news on Thursday.

"My coach called me into his office and he said ‘Congratulations,'" Williams said. "I said, ‘Congratulations for what?' He said, ‘North Carolina has offered.'"

Williams, a 6-foot-1, 215-pound linebacker from Fort Lauderdale (Fla.), was surprised by the UNC offer. He hasn't had any communication with the Tar Heels coaching staff. But, after learning of the offer, Williams was given the phone number of assistant coach Randy Jordan by his head coach, Richard Dunbar.

Despite the lack of communication, Williams knows a good bit about UNC.

"I've been looking at the University of North Carolina for a while," Williams said. "It's definitely a great academic institution and they have a great medical school, and are definitely on the verge of becoming an elite football program. That's definitely a school I feel like I can make a run with and make an immediate impact. I'm very high on North Carolina"

In fact, at one point Williams considered UNC his leader.

"Wake Forest, right now, is my No. 1 school," Williams said. "North Carolina, they were my No. 1 school, but they took a while to offer, so Wake Forest kind of made their way up there. So right now, North Carolina is behind Wake. I have already had time to develop a relationship with the Wake Forest coaches and have had major conversations. The coach at Wake Forest stays in contact with me like everyday like I'm a child of theirs."

Besides UNC and Wake Forest, Williams has been offered by Appalachian State, East Carolina, Eastern Michigan, Florida Atlantic, Marshall, Memphis, Pittsburgh, South Alabama, SMU, and Tulane.

Before finding out about the UNC offer, Williams was planning to camp at UNC this summer to "get [his] name out there." While in the Tar Heel State, he plans to make his first visits to Duke and Wake Forest.

FAU is the only school that Williams has visited, because of its proximity.

Like UNC, Fort Lauderdale employs a 4-2-5 where Williams has started at linebacker since his sophomore year. As a junior, he tallied 105 tackles, nine sacks, nine pass deflections, five interceptions, including two he returned for touchdowns. He also plays fullback and tight end in Fort Lauderdale's goal line package.

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