Williams taking everything in stride

Scout.com's No.5 ranked cornerback Michael Williams from St. Bonaventure High School in Ventura (Calif.) has heard rumors that he has made his college decision, but he chalks the gossip up to speculation and misrepresentation of his comments.

Michael Williams (5-10.5, 187 pounds) has basically narrowed his college choices down to Notre Dame and Michigan, but he hasn't made his decision despite rumors that have him headed to Ann Arbor.

"There's nothing new really, same recruiting process different day," Williams replied when asked about the status of his recruitment. "People were spreading a bunch of rumors that I had committed to Michigan, but I'm getting misquoted all the time. Maybe someone thought that, but I never said that. I have been misquoted three times already."

Michael has been staying in contact with the Notre Dame coaching staff and he believes he has a date set for his official visit to South Bend.

"I've been in touch with them," Williams said of his recent conversation with the Irish staff. "I just talked to Coach Polian. They're really not pressuring me [make a decision]. I'd say between them and Michigan that they're the same.

"I'll have to check with my coach, but I'm pretty sure my visit will be the Michigan game. I think the Michigan game is September 16."

With Michigan pulling even with Notre Dame, Williams will also be making an official visit to Ann Arbor.

"I've talked Michigan, but I'm not really sure when I'll visit. I haven't checked their schedule at all," Williams explained. "Right now that's all that I've planned. My dad wants me to go check out Arizona. We were supposed to do that this weekend but I can't.

For now Williams will focus on his upcoming season. Irish fans will be very interested in St. Bonaventure's third game against Jimmy Clausen and his Oaks Christian teammates.

"It's week three whichever week that is. I'm just living day to day," Williams said. "We started practice Saturday. This is going to be my last year so I'm going to try and savor every moment.

"We stay at school. We all bring mattresses and stay in a classroom. We practice, workout, lift and then stay overnight there. It's an event. We get closer to our teammates. I think we do that for five days.

As a junior Williams finished the year with 98 tackles, three sacks, and two interceptions.

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