Kevin Williams, the former Gibbs cornerback/ receiver will join USF this spring after earning a qualifying score on the ACT exam. Williams chose the Bulls over West Virginia who was recruiting him heavily from the very beginning.
"I chose USF because it's close to home, I wanted to be home, and I really like their program. I also think I will see the ball a lot, and I'll get to play more positions then if I went to West Virginia."
Williams, a 5-foot-11, 175-pound athlete last played for Gibbs High school in 2005 and while playing offense had 709 yards on 52 receptions with 6 touchdowns, and also had 54 rushes for 491 yards with 4 scores. While playing special teams he had one punt return and one kickoff return for touchdowns, and also had 3 interceptions while playing defense. Williams also ran track for the Gladiators, and helped them win the Class 3A, District 11 title in 2006, the program's first since 1982, by winning the 400 meter event.
USFNation.com: How long have the Bulls
been recruiting you, and who were involved?
Kevin Williams: They been recruiting me for a while now, I spoke mostly with Coach Leavitt and Coach Rachel.
What are the Bulls recruiting you as?
Williams: I also play defensive back, but USF is recruiting me as a slot receiver and to return punts and kickoffs.
Have you been following the Bulls this season?
Williams: Yeah, Their doing good, they really turned it around this year.
Do you know any of the current players on the Bulls?
Williams: Yeah I met a few players, I don't really know them but I'm cool with them.
USFN: What style of a player are you?
Williams: I'm a slash type receiver
What style of offense do you like to run in?
Williams: It doesn't really matter.
USFN: What are some of your strengths as a player?
Williams: My strengths are my speed, my agility, and stuff like that.
USFN: Is there anything that you like to work
Williams: Yeah, I need to work on my strength.
Is there a player on another level, college or pro that you model your game
Williams: Yeah, Reggie Bush.
What other schools were showing you interest prior to committing to USF?
Williams: West Virginia was in it from the beginning.
When did you decide to go to USF?
Williams: I've favored the Bulls for a while now, West Virginia was still involved but USF seemed the better choice for me.
Have you been to USF?
Williams: Yeah I've been there. I went to a camp there.
When are you going to make it to campus?
Williams: I'll be at USF on the 8th.
Weren't you going to go to William Penn University in Iowa for a
Williams: Yeah, I was going to, but I decided to stay home and get a tutor instead.
USFN: What have you been doing to stay in
Williams: I've been working out a lot. My coach has a pretty good work out plan that keeps me in shape.
Are you excited to get to campus?
Williams: I can't wait, I took a whole year off, and I'm ready.
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