's No. 7 DE Back From Rutgers Trip

Abraham Lincoln High (Brooklyn, N.Y.) defensive end Ishaq Williams has been busy lately, and he capped off a whirlwind week by making an unofficial visit to Rutgers. Upon returning home,'s No. 7 defensive end spoke to about the visit, and what important new piece of information he learned while on the trip.

A whirlwind week ended Thursday for four-star defensive end Ishaq Williams of Abraham Lincoln High (Brooklyn, N.Y.) as he spent the day on an unofficial visit to Rutgers.

He arrived in mid-morning and met with the coaching staff, then spoke with coach Greg Schiano before watching part of practice before returning home.

"It went well," said Williams, who is rated as's No. 7 defensive end in the 2011 class. "I learned about the ‘R' position they have for the rush end. It allows him to rush the passer and drop into coverage. A lot of the other schools are recruiting me and they have that position, but I didn't know Rutgers did."

The 6-foot-5, 225-pound Williams visited Notre Dame and Alabama last week since he was off from practice before starting up next week to ready for Abraham Lincoln's Sept. 11.

This was Williams' fourth visit to Rutgers, and he said he may make another trip in the fall to watch a game.

During his Thursday visit, Williams spent significant time with defensive line coach Randy Melvin and further develop a relationship with the staff.

"I was looking to get more familiar with the program and get more comfortable," Williams said. "I haven't really processed everything from the day yet. We just got home, but we talked a little bit about it. He seemed nice."

Prior to practice, he sat and spoke with Schiano.

"He talked about what he feels his job is as a coach and what the program has to offer," Williams said. "We've had similar talks on the phone."

Williams took in the first half of practice before leaving to beat the rush-hour commute home.

"It was a good thing," Williams said. "They really didn't start hitting before we left, but it was the same speed as other practices."

When Williams sits down to trim his list and eventually make a decision, he said he will not weigh the schools against one another.

"I don't think about it like that," Williams said. "I'm looking at each program individually."

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