Williams Has UCONN Among His Possible Visits

Marcus Williams is one of several players Connecticut has been recruiting the last few months ...

Marcus Williams, the smooth 6-6, 190-pound wing from Seattle (WA) Roosevelt HS, is getting down to business. After a successful AAU run, he's narrowed down his choices to a final four and has trips to each one of them planned starting in late August. Connecticut has made the cut.

"I've narrowed it down," said Williams. "I'm going to visit Maryland on September 10th, Arizona the 17th, and UConn the weekend after that. I'm going to take an unofficial visit to Texas at the end of August. I didn't want to extend my trips into October because school starts for me on September 8th."

Of course, by the time Williams takes the trip to the UCONN campus, the National Champs may have landed other players. The Connecticut program is working hard to try and land Jeff Adrien, a 6-foot-6 forward. So Williams could either make a decision before he visits Storrs or perhaps have a decision on UCONN made for him.

Williams plans on making all four of his visits before making a decision. He indicated that there was very little chance that he might commit before visiting each campus.

"I'm going to look at all of them and give them all a fair look," said Wiliams. "Then I can compare them all. Basically I'm going to talk to the coach and see how he is as a person. And not just the head coach but the whole coaching staff. I'm going to talk to the players too, and of course see the campus."

Williams has indicated in the past that he desires a program where he feels he can be open and close on a personal level with the coaching staff. Clearly, he feels this way about each of the final four schools on his list and now that he will be given the chance to talk with each coaching staff face-to-face in depth one more time, Williams will likely use his experiences to help him make his final decision.

Williams and his Rotary Select AAU team finished up an outstanding circuit this year, making it to the Final Four at the Best of Summer Tournament in Los Angeles. "It went good," said Williams. "We did good as a team and we all played hard." -- Mike Sullivan contributed to this report


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