Williams, Notre Dame prove to be a match
Less than two weeks ago, three-star safety Mykelti Williams of Indianapolis (Ind.) Warren Central received a visit from Irish defensive assistants Mike Elston and Brian VanGorder. "I wasn't too surprised that they were coming because [current Notre Dame defensive end and Warren Central alum] Sheldon (Day) tipped me off aout it," Williams said. "They asked me questions about my intentions for the future and if I would be reaqdy to come in and compete as a freshman. Before that, I had not spoken with the staff at all." Prior to that visit from the Notre Dame staff, Williams had recieved very minimal interest from the Irish during his recruitment. His top schools included Louisville, Indiana, Minnesota, Nebraska, and Ole Miss, and he was eyeing a January decision date. "On Thursday night, I talked to Coach Elston on the phone," Williams said. "He told me that was I was being offered,and I committed on the spot. I chose Notre Dame because I completely took football out of the equation and thought about where I wanted to go to school. Then, I thought about football, and Notre Dame is awesome for that as well." "It feels good, and I'm relieved," Williams said. "I'm really excited about this opportunity. It's an added bonus that I get to come into Notre Dmae and push for early playing time." The 6-foot, 200-pound safety recieved a visit from the Ohio State staff the day after the Buckeyes Big Ten Championship win. "Notre Dame didn't make me play the waiting game like some schools did," Williams said. "They showed interest and then an offer came pretty quickly after that. I felt good about where I stood with them after the coaches visited me school." "If Ohio State were to (offer), I would tell them I was committed to Notre Dame," Williams said. "I'm done with the recruiting process." Williams will take is official visit to Notre Dame on Jan. 16. Williams is a three-star prospect and is ranked as the No. 40 safety in the class of 2015 and the No. 6 safety in the Midwest region. He finished third in Indiana in the Mr. Football voting. He finished the season with 74 tackles and seven interceptions.
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