UNC Among Va. LB's Three Finalists

Travis Williams has trimmed his list of potential suitors to Miami, North Carolina, and West Virginia.

"I've narrowed it down to those three, because they have a lot of speed and talent on their roster," Williams said. "And they are recruiting me the most."

Williams, a 6-foot-2, 189-pound linebacker from Norfolk (Va.) Lake Taylor, has collected nearly 20 scholarship offers, including grants from LSU, Maryland, Penn State, and Tennessee.

Williams says he could make a verbal commitment sometime within the next couple of months. In fact, he thinks a pledge could come before taking any official visits.

Miami is currently the frontrunner for Williams' verbal commitment.

"I like the speed at the linebacker position, my recruiting coach is real cool, Aubrey Hill, and I love the weather down there," Williams said.

Ken Browning is handling Williams' recruitment for UNC. Williams says they speak every week.

"[The communication] has been consistent," Williams said. "We talk about football and family. It's been good."

Miami is the only finalist Williams hasn't visited. He attended UNC's spring game and unofficially visited West Virginia during the summer.

Williams hasn't attended any college games this fall. However, he hopes to make it to Chapel Hill on Nov. 14 for the UNC-Miami game.

"That will let me see two of the schools I'm down to," Williams said.

Before his senior season opener, Williams suffered a sprained elbow and missed the first three games of the season. He returned in time for the rivalry game against Norfolk (Va.) Granby. In three games, Williams has accumulated 10 sacks and nearly 30 tackles.

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