2016 Tahoma (Maple Valley, Wa.) DE Amandre Williams discusses his official visit to Washington and his future with the Dawgs

2016 Tahoma (Maple Valley, Wa.) DE Amandre Williams will enroll in March to take part in spring football, but he wanted to spend time with some fellow commits on his official visit, so he decided to take it this weekend and he came away emboldened that he has made the right decision...

Williams' host on his visit was freshman linebacker D.J. Beavers, but he also spent some time with quarterback Jake Browning.

"I had a great time up there," Williams told Dawgman.com late Sunday evening. "I had planned on taking my official visit this weekend because I wanted to spend some time with Taylor (Rapp) and Isaiah (Gilchrist) and just meet up with some of the other players.

"I wanted to hang out with them, just to see how we all got along. I knew it was going to be good, I've met a lot of them before, but I wanted to just spend the time and get to know them even better. 

"I had a great time just getting to know those guys and also spending time with coach 'K' (Pete Kwiatkowski) and a little bit with coach (Bob) Gregory."

During his time with Kwiatkowski and Gregory, the three discussed where he would likely fit in.

"I'm going to start out at the 'BUCK' linebacker spot, but they said they could see me as a SAM (strongside) linebacker too," Williams said. "They like my versatility and how I play, so they said they could see me fitting into almost any linebacker spot they have."

Williams has been committed to Washington since June, but in the middle of the season, the talented linebacker bucked tradition with Chris Petersen's policy of committed players not taking visits. He said that was much ado about nothing, attributing his visits to Utah and Boise State as and way to confirm he made the right decision.

"Oh, I've always been a Dawg, I just wanted to take a couple of visits to make sure everything was right and that I was making the right decision," Williams noted. "I knew I did, but it was nice to have that confirmation in my own mind."

Williams will enroll at Washington in March so he can take part in spring practices.

"I'm just going to enjoy these next couple of months," Williams said. "I'm so excited to get started, it's really hard to believe that I'm going to be putting on that uniform and gold helmet finally after all of this time. I can't wait to get it started."

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