Everything the Same for Williams

The May evaluation period has come and gone, but there hasn't been a tremendous shift in preferences for Michael Williams. The standout defensive back from St. Bonaventure high school (Ventura, Calif.) still has Notre Dame and Michigan as his top schools, although he may add another school to that group if they decide to offer him a scholarship.

May is a very busy time for the elite high school prospects. Coaches from all the top schools stop in to get a glimpse of the athletes in hopes that it may alter the player's college decision. Michael Williams (5-foot-10, 175 pounds) saw all the coaches but he wasn't influenced by their presence.

"It went well. I think everything stayed pretty much the same," Williams responded when asked about the past months recruiting activities. "It gave me a better idea of what the coaches were like, but not much about my decision. I don't think it altered it in any way.

"I don't plan on making a decision any time soon. I already have all the ideas in my head, but now I just have to sort them out and make my decision based on where I fit best."

Williams has 13 scholarship offers at this time, but USC may be on the verge of inviting him to become a Trojan.

"I think USC is going to offer me, so I'll have to consider them," Williams said. "Most of the schools that I want to go to have offered me already. I'm totally happy with what I have right now."

Williams said the Trojan offer would make his recruitment a three-team race between USC, Michigan and Notre Dame. He is very familiar with the Notre Dame and USC campuses. He did visit Michigan briefly earlier this year, but he would like a chance to make it back out to Ann Arbor.

"I don't know right now, because my school has all these seven-on-seven passing leagues so everything is messed up right now," Williams said of his plans to camp at Michigan. "I really didn't get a chance to look at the campus much. I had a really fast tour because it was only a half-day. I really want to look at it for a day or two to see if it changes any of my impressions about it.

"I don't think I'll be attending the Notre Dame camp because I've already been there twice. They've kept in touch once every two weeks. It's nice to have them say high every once in a while, but I don't think it's necessary for them to text me every week. I know everything about Notre Dame.

"I've been to USC plenty, so I know that campus pretty well," he added.

As a junior Williams recorded 98 tackles, three sacks, and two interceptions.


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