Elite Linebacker Prospect Has Top Six

One of the top prep linebackers in the nation, Illinois' <b>Kyle Williams</b>, has started out his season strong. He has a steady six schools on his list and looks to have a penchant for the west coast...

One of the nations top linebackers is Bolingbrook (Ill.) High's Kyle Williams (6-2, 217).

A monster on the Nike Camp circuit, Williams has parlayed that camp success into a slew of offers, 45 to be exact.

"I have probably a top six. Iowa is still my leader, with Oregon, Miami, Purdue, USC and UCLA the rest," said Williams.

Ranked the No. 4 linebacker in the nation by TheInsiders, Williams burst onto the scene at the Michigan Nike Camp after running a 4.57 forty, jumping 36 ½ in the vertical, repping 20 times on the bench and timing a 4.33 shuttle.

"The camps were great this summer, but I knew I could show even more when we put the pads on," said Williams.

And show he has. Through four games, Williams had 40 tackles, 3 sacks and 1 defensive touchdown off a fumble. On the offensive side of the ball, he had 750 yards and 11 touchdowns as a running back. In one game, he had 250 yards on 14 carries and three touchdowns.

"This season has been real fun so far," said Williams. "I'm getting to do a lot, and we are winning."

Williams has an official trip to Oregon arranged for the second weekend in January, and expects to trip to Iowa and Miami as well. He hasn't picked his final two visits yet either. "I am going to Oregon for sure, and most likely Iowa and Miami. After that, I haven't narrowed the other two down yet."

Williams can play both inside and outside, but plans to play on the outside in college. "I can rush, I can get back into coverage. I just love to play the game. Wherever they put me, I will do it and hopefully do it well," said Williams.

UCLA linebacker coach Brian Schneider is recruiting Williams for UCLA. "I talk to Coach Schneider a lot. He is a cool and is doing a good job with the linebackers there," said Williams.

Williams recently got a qualifying score on his ACT and is on track to be fully qualified by the NCAA.


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