RECRUITING: Top Florida LB might visit OU

Miami, Fla. linebacker Willie Williams talks recruiting and about his interest in the Sooners


Williams is the perfect combination of size and speed that the college coaches dream for. He has the size to grow into a middle linebacker, but he has the speed and agility to play outside as well.

"Most college coaches are recruiting me to play on the outside," said Williams. "I love playing outside, because I feel playing there will allow me to take advantage of my speed and agility."

Williams transferred to Carol City for his senior year from Pace High School in Miami, where he was a three-year starter at linebacker. Last season Williams finished with an incredible 173 tackles, 152 solo stops, 10 sacks, four interceptions and four forced fumbles. As a sophomore, Williams was also very impressive coming up with 115 tackles.

Williams can bench 340 pounds, squats 490 and he has a 33-inch vertical jump. He runs the 100M (10.5, 200M (22.3) and is the anchor on the 4X100 relay.

Williams went to the NIKE camp at the University of Miami and just missed MVP honors. Williams has made a clean sweep with offers from the big three (Miami, Florida and Florida State) in Florida, but he may want to look around a bit.

"Right now my mind is very open, but I have to stay that I am leaning to the Florida schools because they have already offered me," said Williams. "Oklahoma would be a great school to attend and I have talked to coach Darrell Wyatt, and he is a great coach who has been interesting to talk to. I want to let the visits go where they may and I would like to visit OU. It would be OK with my parents if I left the state and they are leaving that decision up to me. I am looking at the depth chart at all the schools — what the schools have to offer academically and I want to find out about the coaches and the players to see what they have to offer."

Williams hopes to attend camps at Auburn, Florida and Miami this summer.

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