Williams recaps Syracuse visit

Outside linebacker prospect from the Garden State, Tyreek Williams, details Sunday visit to Syracuse.

Three-star Sicklerville (N.J.) Timber Creek outside linebacker Tyreek Williams visited Syracuse for the first time on Sunday. The trip left him with a strong impression of the Orange program.

"The visit was good," Williams said. "I got to see the facilities, learned some things about Syracuse and watched their practice. I interacted with some of the players and coaches. I sized myself up with their linebackers. I can see a comfortable fit there. I had a nice time."

Part of what Williams learned were details about the program. Both what it's like to play at Syracuse and the history of the Orange.

"I learned the different NFL players they produced," Williams said. "I learned how much they appreciate the military, so they dedicate some time with them. I learned how serious they are about student football players getting to class and doing well in the classroom. I learned they are looking for mobility in their linebackers and how they manage their practice. They want to be the best and always want to get better."

During practice, Williams spent time watching the linebackers. The Timber Creek High standout believes he would be a good fit in the Syracuse defensive system.

"Practice was crisp, fast paced and very organized," he said. "I noticed that footwork was the main key to their linebackers. Also that they are not the biggest guys but are able to cover against the spread offense. They're very mobile."

Williams spent time speaking with linebackers coach Clark Lea. He hopes they can develop a strong relationship going forward.

"I spoke with the linebacker coach," Williams said. "He explained what types of guys they look for in linebackers. I also talked to the defensive coordinator (Chuck Bullough) and wide receivers coach (Bobby Acosta).

"They are interested in offering and wouldn't have brought me down if they weren't going to take a look at my highlight tape again. I think they will try to offer."

Overall the visit went very well for Williams. He remains interested in Syracuse and says he likes them a lot. An offer, no doubt, would only enhance that interest.


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