Dan Williams (DL/OL, Memphis, TN) - One of the best kept secrets in the state of Tennessee plays for a high profile team, Memphis East.

How can a big time player from a big time program be hidden from the hordes of recruiting services? We do not know, but make no mistake, Dan Williams is no secret to many of the top colleges throughout the country.

"> Dan Williams (DL/OL, Memphis, TN) - One of the best kept secrets in the state of Tennessee plays for a high profile team, Memphis East.

How can a big time player from a big time program be hidden from the hordes of recruiting services? We do not know, but make no mistake, Dan Williams is no secret to many of the top colleges throughout the country.

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Dan Williams narrows his list

<a href="http://scout.scout.com/a.z?s=177&p=8&c=1&nid=1445806"><b>Dan Williams</b></a> (DL/OL, Memphis, TN) - One of the best kept secrets in the state of Tennessee plays for a high profile team, Memphis East. <br> <br> How can a big time player from a big time program be hidden from the hordes of recruiting services? We do not know, but make no mistake, Dan Williams is no secret to many of the top colleges throughout the country.<br> <br>

Tennessee, Memphis, MSU, Ole Miss, Auburn, Oklahoma State, Arkansas, North Carolina State, North Carolina, Missouri, and Clemson have all offered.

The following information was revealed during our interview with Dan Williams:

How is East's season going? "We lost in the first round to Jackson Central Merry."

How did your personal season go? "I had a pretty good season. I had between 90 - 100 tackles and 4 or 5 sacks. I also caused 2 fumbles and recovered one of them."

Which side of the ball are you being recruited for, offense or defense? "Right now, I am getting more looks at defensive tackle."

Which schools have called you within the last week? "Tennessee, Memphis, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Auburn, and I am still getting call every now and then from Oklahoma State and Auburn."

Which schools are you looking at the hardest? "All of those schools I mentioned. I am looking at all of them."

Any offers? "All of them have offered. The only SEC schools who have not offered me are Georgia, LSU, and Florida. Oh yea, some others like North Carolina State, North Carolina, Missouri, and Clemson have offered me too."

Have you lined up any visits? "This weekend I am going to MSU (11/20)."

After that? "I do not have anything for the (November) 27th, but I am going to Memphis on the (December) 3rd and Tennessee on the (December) 10th."

Which schools are you considering for your last two visits? "Either Oklahoma State or Auburn. I do not know yet."

Where does Ole Miss stand with you? "Ole Miss, man, I like Coach Hobby a lot, but it is just too close to home. I want to get away from the house. It is just too close."

What attracts you to MSU? "One thing about MSU, they were losing at the beginning of the season, but they kept their focus. Then they beat Florida and Kentucky. They showed composure and the will to win. They never gave up."

What do you like about Tennessee? "They are sending a lot of defensive tackles to the NFL. They are also located in a football town. I grew up around a lot of Tennessee fans. When you get an offer from your home state school, it is a dream."

And Memphis? "They are a program on the rise. They have been to two straight bowls."

What attracts you to Oklahoma State? "I like them on and off. I do like the way they have talked to me though. I probably say Auburn is on more than Oklahoma State. But they have played some real good games this year."

What do you like about Auburn? "They are having a good season. They have a chance for the national championship. At the position I am about recruited at, I could start for them next year."

Are all of your favorites looking at you for DT? "Yes sir, all of them."

What will be the main factors for you when it comes decision time? "I want to get away from home. I want to be away, but not too far away. I would like being 4 or 5 hours away, but not 8 or 10 hours away. I still want my family to see me play. I just want to see what their campus looks like. When I visit these schools, when I get that feeling, I will know."

What is your current GPA and ACT score? "I have a 3.19 Core GPA and an 18 on the ACT.

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