"I think if I would have been able to get up there and see different things," Williams said, "I would have been verballed to Northwestern already."
But Williams does not want to blindly pick a school; he hopes to tour campus first. That may become a possibility in December when he hopes to make an official visit in Evanston.
For now, Williams plays the waiting game, and it isn't easy.
"I just keep talking to my mom about it and she keeps telling me to be patient," Williams said. "I have no other choice to be patient. It is frustrating."
Williams, a 5-foot-11, 185-pounder, is being recruited to Northwestern as a cornerback. He also holds offers from Rice and Texas State, but NU linebackers coach Randy Bates has led a solid recruitment of Williams and kept the Wildcats in the mix.
The greatest influence Northwestern offers Williams is its quality academics, which Bates has sold him on.
"It's a very high education, the Harvard of the Big Ten," said Williams. "Basically, that's what I've heard. Nothing but good things, positive things, about it."
On a future visit, Williams hopes to learn more about how the Wildcats click as a team, among other details.
"Just what the school has to offer," he said. "The different things as far as how the team is, how the coaches are like. That's what I'm lacking."
If Williams is unable to tour Evanston, it is unlikely Northwestern will remain an option in his recruitment.