Williams "Very Interested" In Oregon

As the Ducks look to fill the plethora of holes that will reside along the defensive line at the conclusion of the 2010 season, defensive tackle will be a position in particular the Oregon coaching staff will look to strengthen. As one on the best in the Midwest, Holland (OH) Springfield defensive tackle Kevin Williams could very well be a major target in 2011.

What kind of contact have you had with Oregon?

"I've been receiving a lot of mail and they actually contacted my head coach and told him that they wanted to get me on the phone with Coach Chip Kelly and that they were going to offer me that way. We still actually have to do that soon."

Have you been able to speak face-to-face, over the phone, or through e-mail with any of the members of the Oregon staff?

"Yeah actually I have. The recruiting coordinator. We actually e-mail back and forth...he mostly e-mails with my mom...but yeah we e-mail back and forth. He's been keeping in touch via that way mainly."

What is your overall interest in Oregon at this point?

"I'm very interested in Oregon. I've always liked their team growing up, they're always fun to watch. I like their defense. I like the way they run their defense, so I really want to get to know the program a little bit more and talk with the coaches and start to build a relationship with them a little bit more as far as that goes...but yes, I'm very interested in Oregon."

How would you describe yourself as a player?

"I feel that I excel at explosion off the ball and relentless pursuit of the ball after coming off of the ball. I'm pretty quick off the ball, I have pretty good moves and footwork after coming off the ball in order to make a big play in the backfield."

Would you compare yourself to anyone at the collegiate or professional level?

"I pattern my game after, I'd say, Ndamukong Suh for Nebraska. I study his techniques and I really feel like I pattern him as far as playing goes."

What are you looking for in a program?

"I'm looking for a place where I know that I will fit in with the coaching staff as well as the players and where I feel they can push me the hardest to excel so I can make it to the next level. I want to play at the place that will best prepare me to play at the next level."

Is distance a factor for you at all?

"No not at all."

What offers do you hold from other schools at this point?

"Michigan, Michigan State, Stanford, Nebraska, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Bowling Green, Toledo, and Boston College."

Do you have any leaders or a top list of schools at this point?

"As far as right now I'm liking Nebraska, Michigan, Michigan State, and Wisconsin...and Illinois as far as right now. I'd love to get to look in to Oregon a lot more because they could easily slip in and be one of my favorites."

Have you been to any camps this spring, or are you planning on going to any camps?

"I may attend a few camps here and there, but by then I plan on making my decision. I plan on already being committed going in to the summer. So I probably won't be attend too many camps if I attend any."

Have you been on any unofficial visits yet or are you planning on going on any unofficial visits?

"I've been to Michigan's Junior Day, Michigan State, Ohio State, and I'm going to Wisconsin in two weeks and Illinois the week after that and then Nebraska on the 17th of April."

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