Williamson Talks Irish Visit

Ohio offensive lineman talks about his recent visit to Notre Dame.

Athletic offensive linemen capable of moving their feet and getting to the second level are of high interest to the Notre Dame coaching staff. While Kyle Williamson does not hold an offer yet, several programs are showing interest and Williamson has started to visit colleges that are showing early interest. Notre Dame is one of those schools.

At 6-foot-5, 275-ponds, Williamson knows he has work to do and on and off the field. However, with the ability move a body of his size (4.9-forty), the Cincinnati (Ohio) Madeira High School product is finding coaches like what they see.

"A lot of the coaches talk to me about my footwork, which is something I work hard on in the off-season and happy that it is being noticed because I really have put the work on to improve. Now I need to work in the weight room to put on more strength and weight."

While Williamson goes both ways in high school, college programs have made it no secret of where they see his future.

"I play offensive tackle and defensive end, but I am being recruited as an offensive lineman by all the schools talking with me."

While no programs have offered yet, several are showing interest.

"I have no offers at this time, but I have Alabama, Akron, Cincinnati, Ohio State, Michigan State, Indiana, Northwestern, NC State, Nebraska, Purdue, and Wisconsin as well as Notre Dame sending me stuff and staying in contact."

Williamson came away impressed with the Irish and not just because of football.

"I went to the Western Michigan game and really liked it up there. Campus is beautiful, we got up there a little late for the campus tour, but just from walking around, I could see the campus is beautiful and seeing all the fans out there tailgating was great."

"When I visited Cincinnati the previous week I did not see that. I got up to Notre Dame and I was like "Wow" this is huge. Then walking into the stadium and standing on that field just blew me away. I looked around and said to myself, so this is what 80,000 people look like. It was very exciting to go there. I made the trip with my father and sister, and I'll always remember my visit there because it was such a cool thing."

One thing Williamson saw on his visit that excites him was the style of offense the Irish run.

"I like that Notre Dame runs the hurry up offense. We run the hurry up right now in high school and my coach told me it was good that we are running it in high school because once you get to college it will be exactly like that. So I would be ready for the more up-tempo and speed of the offense. During the game I watched how their right and left tackles played during the game to see what it is they do."

IrishEyes.com will continue to follow Kyle during the recruiting process for any interest he is shown by Notre Dame.

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