RU one of many to offer 2011 Florida safety

The top programs in the nation are after this safety from Florida, who holds more than a dozen offers from Football Bowl Subdivision schools, including Miami, Georgia, Alabama, Notre Dame and Rutgers, and more are sure to come. He updates us on his offers, and whether he has cut his list. Williams also talks about what he wants in a school, and his position of preference in college.

Karlos Williams doesn't mind playing strong safety, but free safety is his preference. He likes the freedom of it, especially the ability to roam the field.

Now, which field he will fly around on Saturdays is a long way from being determined, but the 6-foot-1, 205-pound class of 2011 star from Ridge Community High (Davenport, Fla.) will certainly have a wide range from which to choose.

Williams has more than a dozen offers on a list that is sure to grow, and he hasn't ruled any school out.

"I haven't really gotten a chance to visit that much in the offseason,'' Williams said. "I haven't gotten a chance to talk to many coaches.''

Williams' list of offers includes Rutgers, Florida State, Miami, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Alabama, UCLA, Califonia, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Tennessee, North Carolina State and South Florida.

"Right now I'm going to look into all of them, especially going into the education part, what kind of majors they offer,'' Williams said. "Do they offer a major I want to get into? I will look at every school that offers me. I'm pretty much open.''

Williams said his initial interests are in business management, communications and sports medicine, and he will research how that meshes with a football program.

On the field, Williams got plenty of attention despite a lackluster season for Ridge Community, which finished 2-8.

"It was not a good season at all,'' Williams said. "We turned the ball over a lot, and had a lot of young guys on the field. We graduated 18 seniors last year, and 16 of them started. There was a lot to make up for.

"We have a lot of talent. We have summer workouts, spring workouts. Everybody's going to put in a lot of hard work, and we're going to have a ton of seniors. We're looking to go out in our senior year with a bang, and hopefully go to the playoffs if everything goes right.''

Williams made 102 tackles, including 16 for loss, and forced three fumbles. He also had two interceptions while splitting time between free and strong safety.

But, when it comes to college, Williams wants to play free safety.

"That's my most comfortable spot,'' he said. "I love playing over the top. I'm kind of a shadow guy. I do play strong, and come down in the box and make a lot of tackles, so I pretty much play both of them. But I like to play free. I like to roam the field and have free range and drop back.''

Williams also isn't sure about his offseason plans, but don't expect a tour of camps.

"I haven't really looked into any camps,'' Williams said. "I might go to the Nike camp. That would be the only one I'm going to.''

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