He's Coming Back

Notre Dame need at defensive tackle is likely greater than any other school in the country, yet they have struggled to stay involved with a number of the top prospects in the country. Ian Williams wasn't inspired on his first visit to Notre Dame, but it appears that the standout defensive tackle is going to take another look at the Irish.

Notre Dame's chances of signing Ian Williams Ian Williams (6-foot-2, 300 pounds) have been on life support for several months. In fact, Notre Dame had all but been eliminated from his list of schools. Now the standout defensive tackle from of Lyman high school (Longwood, Fla.) has decided that he'd like to take another trip to South Bend.

"[Notre Dame] is in my top four along with Florida, Auburn and Clemson," Williams replied when asked if Notre Dame was still under consideration. "I'm going up there this weekend for an unofficial visit. I scheduled it last week sometime. I'm coming up with my mom, a friend of my mom's and my Godmother.

"I want to give my mom a chance to see the facilities and I wasn't really able to hang out with the players and students much on my official visit. Hopefully I can do that and get a better feel for everything.

Williams has named Florida and Auburn as his favorites in the past, but Monday he insisted that Notre Dame had a legitimate chance of signing him come February.

"Yes sir, they do," Williams replied. "Having a degree from Notre Dame basically stands out the most. I realize how strong the academic support is at Notre Dame.

Williams visit Notre Dame officially for the Penn State game. He has also taken official visits to Clemson, and Auburn. He has not used an official visit on Florida, but he has been to the Gainesville campus several times.

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