Williams proved at Scout.com's All-American Combine that he has the potential to turn out a few solid showings. After measuring in at 6-foot-2 ½ and 205 pounds, he clocked a 4.59-second 40-yard dash and vertically jumped 35 ½ inches.
Williams' spring also included spring games at Vanderbilt and Clemson, and Georgia's junior day.
With the potential for so much change over the next few months, Williams is staying away from naming favorites, but admits UNC has the number one thing he's looking for in a school.
"Really, they're a good academic school and that's the first priority I'm looking at is academics," said Williams. "It's a really good academics school and I like the campus."
Additionally, Williams is beginning to develop a solid relationship with recruiting coordinator, Tommy Thigpen.
"Last time I talked to them was three weeks ago – I talked to Coach [Tommy] Thigpen," said Williams. "He makes sure I stay focus in school and wants me to come to camp this summer."
This upcoming season Williams will play both defensive end and linebacker. However, North Carolina, as well as most other schools, is recruiting the 6-foot-3, 205-pounder as a linebacker.
During his junior season at Parkview, Williams accumulated 33 tackles and three sacks in limited action.
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