Williams Still Likes Irish

The state of Ohio keeps cranking out talented defensive backs and it appears the Notre Dame coaching staff has identified Withrow high school (Cincinnati, OH) prospect Robert Williams as one of the top guys this year.

Kallen Wade is one Withrow player the Irish have a commitment from, does their star cornerback Robert Williams have interest in playing for the Irish as well?

"Yes, of course," he replied. "They are still recruiting me. They still send me letters and mail."

Has Williams had a chance to speak with any of the Notre Dame coaches?

"I've talked to their DB coach (defensive backs coach Bill Lewis)," he responded. "They also visited my school earlier in May."

What did the Irish coaches say on their visit?

"They said they like me and they like my film," explained Williams. "If I keep improving my grades, they said that I had a scholarship waiting for me. They didn't give me a specific g.p.a., but just said that I need to continue to improve."

"They want me to send them my transcript," he continued "I'll do that on June 3rd when my grades come out. As soon as I get them I'm sending them to Notre Dame.

"Right now I have Ohio State on top, and Notre Dame right behind them.

"If Notre Dame ended up offering me, they move to the top," he added.

I asked Robert if both Notre Dame and Ohio State offered, would Ohio State jump to the front again.

"Yeah, probably," he responded. "I grew up an Ohio State fan, so I've always wanted to play for them.

"I'd still take my time about making a decision," he explained. "I'd want to sit down with the coaches and get to know them better before I decided."

Does Williams plan on attending the Notre Dame football camp? "I'm going to try," he answered. "I might go to the Ohio State camp as well."

What schools have offered Williams a scholarship?

"West Virginia, Boston College, Illinois, Maryland, and Minnesota," he replied.

Comments: The Notre Dame coaching staff is still interested in Williams, but he will need to improve his grades in order to get an offer. He just took his SAT so the Irish coaches will be looking for that as well.

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