November 26, 2007

Williams making the recruiting rounds

In a period of great uncertainty, Denton (Texas) Ryan defensive end Josh Williams isn't taking any chances.

The 6-4, 220-pound Williams committed to Nebraska earlier this summer, but he has since found himself in college football recruiting's version of the limbo, as he watches the Huskers search for a new coaching staff that will soon begin the process of courting him with nearly two months until National Signing Day.

Although he has remained strong with his commitment to the Huskers, Williams has also made sure to cover all of his bases, and he's starting to take official visits in the event that a change of direction is needed.

"I would say that I'm still committed to Nebraska, but I am keeping my options open," Williams said. "I'm just going to have to go on these visits and try to make a decision based on what's best for me. It's going to come down to where it feels right for me."

After visiting Kentucky this past weekend, Williams is scheduled to visit Kansas this weekend and Texas on December 7th. The Longhorns will be bringing Williams in for their banquet weekend, which is traditionally their biggest recruiting round-up of the season.

"I went up to Kentucky this past weekend and it was really a great visit," Williams said. "I had an in-home with Kansas (on Monday) , I've got in-home visits with Nebraska and Texas on Tuesday. Both Coach (Bobby) Kennedy and Coach (Oscar) Giles will be coming. I've also got an in-home visit with Oklahoma State on Wednesday.

If another school pops into the picture in the next week or two, it might be LSU. According to Williams, the Tigers have recently started to make their move.

"They told me that they wanted to get senior film and that they were probably going to offer," Williams said.

Williams is currently rated as a three-star defensive end prospect, but he recently made a big jump in the Lone Star Recruiting Top 100, after an outstanding senior campaign that watched him rack up 70 tackles, 20 tackles for loss and double-digit numbers in sacks.

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