All-state Portland DE makes the rounds

THE ONLY JUNIOR named to Oregon's 4A all-state defensive first team in ‘05, Portland's Sean Williams has hit the camp circuit this offseason, including one at Oregon State. The 6-foot-3, 220 pounder has yet to receive his first offer but some schools could be getting close, telling him to be patient and that they like his pad level, balance and quickness.

"My pad level is really low," said Williams. "It gives me a really good advantage and especially in going against bigger guys."

In addition to Oregon State, Oregon, Cal, Washington State, Washington are among the Pac-10 schools who have been in contact. Purdue, Northwestern, Tulsa and Princeton are also showing interest.

THIS OFFSEASON, Williams has hit the one day camps at Washington State, Cal, Oregon, Oregon State and Washington plus the combine at Eugene.

"Right now, though, I'm just focusing on my senior season," said Williams.

AS A JUNIOR, Williams was a first team all-state defensive end and second team tight end on the state champion Crusaders.

The only junior selected to the all-state defensive first team, Williams logged double digit sacks for Jesuit High along with an interception and fumble recovery.

On offense, he averaged 18 yards a catch, with 16 receptions for 288 yards and three TDs. Most schools are looking at him as a defensive end but tight end also remains a possibility.

An exceptional student, Williams carries a 3.9 GPA. The quality of education will be one of many factors that goes into his decision.

"I've been thinking about it a lot but I can't really pick a leader, there's things in all of the schools that I like," he said.

"In deciding, I'll probably choose a school that I feel I would help out the most and one where I would fit best in the program."

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